Ryan Saunders signs multiyear deal with Timberwolves

Ryan Saunders is no longer the Timberwolves interim head coach. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Minnesota and Saunders have agreed to a multi year contract that makes Saunders the head coach. Saunders , the sone of former head coach Flip Saunders, was named the the interim coach after Tom Thibodeau was broken off on January 6 and at 32, was the league’s youngest head coach. However his installation in the position did not leave to immediate success; the team went just 17-25 with Saunders at the helm…

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Mitch Creek reflects on brief time with Timberwolves, talks about his future

From nbl.com.au: If we are being honest, the location of Mitch Creek’s basketball future is an unknown. The options are there, with the South East Melbourne Phoenix, Minnesota Timberwolves or another NBA team being the three most likely destinations for Creek. However, after a whirlwind year and a half that saw him play in Adelaide, Germany, the NBA Summer League, Long Island, Brooklyn and Minnesota, Creek’s immediate focus is on something he hasn’t had a lot of lately – rest. When asked on SEN SA radio if he knew his…

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Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague both out for tonight’s game

Derrick Rose has enjoyed a basketball rebirth, much to the delight of the NBA world. He has averaged 18.6 points and 4.7 assists per game and has looked , at times, like the DRose we fondly remember. Anytime he has had to miss a game this season, a collective breath is held as there is always the worry that once again Rose’s health has let him down. He has to leave the Timberwolves’ last game against the Lakers with an ankle injury and he will miss the club’s game tonight…

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Timberwolves break off Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau and I have something in common- neither of us are employed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to multiple sources, he was relieved of his duties as both President of Basketball Operations and head coach on Sunday. Oddly enough the firing came following the team’s 22-point shellacking of the Los Angeles. According to league sources, CEO Ethan Cason, accompanied by general manager Scott Layden strode in Thibodeau’s office after the game and fired him. It seemed that Thibs had no idea that this was coming. He expected that he…

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Robert Covington to miss game against Celtics

The list of Timberwolves players on the injury list is growing. Point guards Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are both sidelined with ankle injuries and now forward Robert Covington will also miss the team’s contest against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury, according to the Timberwolves ‘ injury report.

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Jimmy Butler calls players only meeting

After yesterday’s explosive Timberwolves practice, I wondered what would be the next attraction added to what is becoming a three ring circus. It looks like an explanatory meeting is the latest saga of All My Timberwolves. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Jimmy Butler initiated a players-only meeting. Butler made his issues with management known with the team and that he “would compete with them”. However, his primary message was that he’d be the one to lead the club. Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Several players spoke up in players-only meeting,…

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Jimmy Butler shows up and shows out at Timberwolves practice

If nothing else, the protracted Jimmy Butler-Minnesota Timberwolves divorce has been a boon for team content. The smoke, the back and forth on social media has been tragically entertaining to watch what was potentially a team on the rise become a toxic dumpster fire. As a trade had not been reached as the season loomed, Jimmy Butler would be expected to report to the team and when he did, high-grade accelerant would be added to that fire. That fire was fueled Wednesday. Butler showed up unexpectedly to Timberwolves’ practice (he…

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Miami offered Josh Richardson and first round pick for Jimmy Butler

The Jimmy Butler trade fiasco languishes into its third week, two things are abundantly clear-the Army Corps of Engineers cannot rebuild the bridge between Butler and the Timberwolves and whenever they ultimately move Butler, they will not get back fair market value back or even as much talent and assets they sent to acquire him in the first place. The later seems to already be playing itself out in their talks with the Miami Heat. The Heat offered Josh Richardson and a protected first round pick in exchange for the…

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