Apr 30, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT
Aminu impressed in playoffs, deserves more than a minimum salary
Apr 29, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT
Forward will make $5 million
Mar 25, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT
Lakers win and hurt their draft position, Timberwolves win and help theirs
Jan 13, 2015, 10:18 AM EDT
More Andrew Wiggins touches now for Timberwolves?
Nov 27, 2014, 1:37 AM EDT
LeBron James and the Cavaliers were good, Chase Budinger had the flub.
Nov 24, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
Trail Blazers star keeps elevating game. Will he ever level off?
Oct 18, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT
The player option for next year is likely what has Houston balking.
Oct 16, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT
Budinger has missed 100 games in the last two seasons with the Timberwolves.
UPDATED Report: Timberwolves make push for Eric Bledsoe, Suns not interested in sign-and-trade talks
Sep 19, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT
It has to be a sign and trade and Minnesota doesn’t have a lot of leverage here.
Sep 19, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT
Saunders wants the rookie to earn it.
Aug 25, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT
With the Wolves going young he will get his chance to prove he belongs.
Aug 23, 2014, 1:14 PM EDT
The waiting is over.
Aug 11, 2014, 9:33 PM EDT
Andrew Wiggins has hired this entire situation as well as could be expected.
Apr 7, 2014, 9:26 PM EDT
Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad injured
Mar 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Minnesota is now paying the price for David Kahn’s biggest mistake as general manager — refusing to give Kevin Love the full five-year max salary extension. (He was saving it for Ricky Rubio, the guy he drafted.) What Love ended up with was a four year deal — but he pushed for and got on…
Feb 17, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies have a very stout defense but need more scoring punch, particularly outside shooting, if they are going to advance deep in the playoffs again (Courtney Lee has been a big boost here). The Minnesota Timberwolves need more consistent defense if they have hopes of making a playoff push (it’s not likely this…
Jan 10, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT
Kevin Love is frustrated — and he should be. The Minnesota Timberwolves have the point differential of a team that should be 23-12 (according to Basketball-Reference.com), yet they are 17-18. Minnesota is 0-10 in games that ended within five points, which is a combination of some bad luck and some poor execution at the end…
Jan 8, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
Minnesota is better than its .500 record shows — the team’s point differential is that of a 22-12 team, if you use Basketball-Reference.com’s numbers. At some point they are going to start winning the close games they are losing and go on a little run. It will help that Chase Budinger is back in the…
Dec 18, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT
Chase Budinger was expected to start and be a key part of the Minnesota attack — he can shoot the three and is very athletic so he can finish in transition. He’s a great fit with their Kevin Love/Ricky Rubio attack. However, for the second straight year Budinger has been sidelined by a knee injury…
Nov 26, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT
The first rule for a GM in “winning” a trade is to make the other GM think he’s winning it. Even if you think you’re fleecing him. The swap sending Derrick Williams to Sacramento and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to Minnesota — which has become official — would have been an easy sell for both…
Nov 14, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT
Minnesota is off to a fast 6-3 start with a top 10 offense and defense (as much as you want to read into anything this early). Think how much better they will be bringing a super athletic wing who can run the floor off the bench. Chase Budinger suffered a torn meniscus in his left…
Oct 28, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT
To celebrate a new season, we bring you a new set of NBA Power Rankings from PBT. Let the kvetching about your ranking begin! Just remember that this is an exercise in fun — these are meaningless as the NBA has a playoff system to decide who is best. What sport would rely on journalist’s…
Oct 22, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT
Derrick Williams is going to stay with the Timberwolves — the team is picking up his option for this season as expected, reports the Associated Press. On the very surface this seems a simple and smart move — he started 56 games for the Wolves last season, averaging 12 points and 5.5 rebounds a game…
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