Three-time NBA All-Star Kevin Love could hear his name called on draft night — again. The Minnesota Timberwolves big man headlines a list of veteran NBA players who could have a major influence on how Thursday night’s draft unfolds.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have named Sam Mitchell as an assistant on coach Flip Saunders’ staff. Mitchell played for the Timberwolves in 10 seasons, including seven years during Saunders’ first stint as coach of the team.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced late last week their preliminary schedule for the NBA Summer League, which starts July 11 in Las Vegas. The Timberwolves will face the Dallas Mavericks in their first game on July 12 on the campus of UNLV.
Flip Saunders is moving down from the front office to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the team’s coaching search was complicated by Kevin Love’s uncertain future in Minnesota, the Timberwolves decided the best course of action was to have Saunders.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that forward Kevin Love was selected to the All-NBA Second Team. It’s the second time that Love, who just finished his sixth NBA season, has been named to the All-NBA Second Team.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they’re returning to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this fall to host a preseason game. It’ll be the team’s first trip back to Iowa since 2002.
During a weekend trip to Boston, All-Star forward Kevin Love has been taking pictures with fans and seeing the sights, leading Celtics fans to speculate that he’s going to follow in the footsteps of Kevin Garnett as the next Minnesota star to come to town and turn around a struggling franchise.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’re going to try and play an NBA regular season game for the second time this upcoming season in Mexico City. The Timberwolves will be the home team when they face the Houston Rockets on Nov. 12 in the Mexico City Arena.
Former Gophers standout Austin Hollins will take part in a pre-draft workout for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves announced a list of six pro prospects scheduled to be on the court for drills in front of team officials at Target Center on Thursday, including Hollins, Louisville forward Chane Behanan and Oregon forward Mike Moser.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger met with Minnesota president of basketball operations Flip Saunders on Thursday about the team’s coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the next step in the process is to meet with team owner Glen Taylor.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that center Gorgui Dieng was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Dieng was originally acquired by the Timberwolves in a trade with the Utah Jazz on the night of the NBA Draft after the Timberwolves selected point guard Trey Burke.
Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have received permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger for their head coaching opening.
Throughout most of last season, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor remained steadfast in their stance that they would not consider trading Kevin Love.
After finishing the 2013-14 regular season with a 40-42 record and missing the NBA Playoffs again this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves are heading to the NBA Draft Lottery next week in New York City.