The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft pick Zach LaVine. The Timberwolves announced the signing on Tuesday on the second day of a camp to prepare LaVine and others for the team’s summer league competition in Las Vegas.
Minnesota Timberwolves prospects have started preparation for the NBA Summer League. The Wolves have scheduled four days of practice at Target Center before the team’s contingent travels to Las Vegas. The sessions include a free-and-open-to-the-public scrimmage on Wednesday night. The first game for the Wolves in the annual young-player showcase in Nevada is on Saturday afternoon.
Kevin Love is no longer on the list of participants in the celebrity softball game at Target Field during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities.
There is a common thread that connects Minnesota Timberwolves draft picks Zach LaVine and Glenn Robinson III, and it has nothing to do with both being the sons of former professional athletes.
A year after making the biggest deal on draft day, the Brooklyn Nets settled for minor action toward the end. Bypassing a chance to acquire a first-round pick, the Nets finally made their move midway through the second, acquiring the rights to the No. 44 pick, Markel Brown from Minnesota. The Nets sent the Timberwolves cash considerations for the guard from Oklahoma State. Playing alongside Marcus Smart, who went with the No. 6 pick to Boston, Brown averaged 17.2 points last season, fifth in the Big 12.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded the 53rd overall pick to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have selected Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III with the 40th overall pick in the second round of the NBA draft.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took UCLA guard Zach LaVine with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fielding trade proposals for star forward Kevin Love all week. All that talk has overshadowed the fact that they have the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft and three more in the second round on Thursday night. Whether the Wolves trade Love on or before draft night, they are likely to hold on to their first pick because they believe they will be able to find a solid rotation player at that spot.
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Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders says his phone hasn’t stopped ringing as the NBA draft approaches. Saunders is a popular man because it is well known that star forward Kevin Love is available for the right offer. Saunders says trade talks in general, not just for Love, are “at a feeding frenzy” two days before Thursday night’s draft.
If Kevin Love is on his way to Golden State, Warriors GM Bob Myers isn’t telling.
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 have again hired Sidney Lowe as an assistant coach for the staff being assembled by Flip Saunders. The Wolves announced Friday the addition of Lowe, who will coach with Saunders for the fourth time. Lowe had two previous stints under Saunders in Minnesota and also once in Detroit.
When Flip Saunders sat down at a press conference Friday, he assumed a position of power within the Minnesota Timberwolves that sets him apart from most everyone else in the NBA.