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  1. 21-year-old Timberwolves draft pick Ngombo is actually 26

    Jun 24, 2011, 4:39 PM EST

    davidkahn

    It’s hard for a 57th overall pick to make headlines less than 24 hours after being drafted, but Timberwolves draft pick Tanguay Ngombo has managed to do that for all the wrong reasons. Jonathan Givony of Draft Express made the discovery: Uh-oh, looks like our guy T’Wolves draft pick Tanguy Ngombo has been busted for…

  2. Wojnarowski: Teams trying to trade for #2 pick “frustrated”

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:54 PM EST

    davidkahn

    Here’s another tidbit from the invaluable Adrian Wojnarowski, this time concerning the #2 pick: Many front offices are frustrated trying to deal with Minny for No. 2 pick. One says, “If you want a deal right now you’re talking to Utah.” There has been speculation about Utah trading the #2 pick ever since they got…

  3. Rumored Lakers trade of Odom for Iguodala dead

    Jun 23, 2011, 2:43 PM EST

    Andre Iguodala, David Lee

    UPDATE June 23, 2:43 pm: While this trade burned up twitter and message boards, it appears to be dead in the water. Both Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Ken Berger at CBS are saying it’s done. While the two sides talked it may never have been all that serious. The other thing to…

  4. Report: Timberwolves fire Kurt Rambis

    Jun 22, 2011, 9:06 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to fire head coach Kurt Rambis, but will not make the official announcement until after tomorrow’s draft: Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn has decided to fire coach Kurt Rambis, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Kahn isn’t expected to announce the decision until after Thursday’s…

  5. Report: Lakers offered Odom for No. 2 pick, Wolves said no

    Jun 22, 2011, 6:31 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    There might be something to the idea that the Lakers are shopping around Lamar Odom. Still, this one seems a little fantastic — and if true surprising. The Lakers offered Sixth Man of the Year Lamar Odom for the No. 2 pick, but Minnesota turned it down, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Lakers…

  6. Minnesota says it’s taking Kanter at No. 2. Smokescreen?

    Jun 22, 2011, 5:35 PM EST

    Enes Kanter

    UPDATE 5:35 pm: I am far from sold on this, but the Timberwolves have been telling anyone who would listen all day long they are taking Kanter No. 2, enough so that DraftExpress has bought in and moved Kanter to the No. 2 pick. People are starting to believe them. Utah would be just fine…

  7. Despite rumors everywhere, Suns say Nash not being traded

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:21 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    It was maybe the craziest rumor of this draft… which is saying something. Steve Nash to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 2 pick was discussed, according to Marc Stein at ESPN. He went on to say in the article it was unlikely because Nash wants to go to a contender, not a 17-win team.…

  8. Should the Cavaliers take Derrick Williams at No. 1?

    Jun 21, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Arizona v Connecticut

    Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala and Joe Johnson are all very good basketball players. In fact, they’re All-Stars. But they’ve all been asked to be “the man” on their prospective teams, which hasn’t worked out too well, as they appear to lack that leadership gene. And whether Derrick Williams deserves to be drafted No. 1 over point guard Kyrie Irving may…

  9. Video: Rubio greeted by fans, media in Minnesota

    Jun 20, 2011, 4:38 PM EST

    Spain v USA

    Only two short years after he was drafted with the 5th overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves, point guard prospect Ricky Rubio actually physically arrived in Minnesota on Monday, and there was much rejoicing. According to ESPN1500 Twin Cities, who the video comes courtesy of, Rubio was greeted by “about 200″ fans and media members…

  10. Report: Raptors very close to hiring Dwane Casey as coach

    Jun 20, 2011, 1:26 PM EST

    dwane Casey

    We told you last week he was the frontrunner. Now it looks like in the next couple days it will become official. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that current Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey is on the verge of being named the Toronto head coach. Just got a call from a Toronto source saying that…

  11. Wolves still shopping No. 2 pick, odd rumors abound

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:50 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    We know this much — Derrick Williams out of Arizona will be the No. 2 pick in this draft. (Don’t buy the lines that the Cavs might take him No. 1, it’s not happening.) What we don’t know — who will be drafting Williams. With the draft just four days away, Minnesota is working hard…

  12. Knicks targeting Jonny Flynn?

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:59 AM EST

    Jonny Flynn

    Back when Mike D’Antoni first took over as head coach of the Knicks and they were trying to get back on their feet, the Knicks signed a player they thought would be the point guard of the future. With D’Antoni’s system so reliant on a distributing playmaker, grabbing a versatile point guard who had shown…

  13. Wolves’ Kahn gave Kurt Rambis summer homework

    Jun 17, 2011, 4:36 PM EST

    Timberwolves Kahn Basketball

    Finally after two months of not meeting, not talking seriously about the future, General Manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis finally sat down to talk about where the Minnesota Timberwolves are headed. What took so long? Apparently Kahn had assigned Rambis homework — he wanted a written report from Rambis about changes needed. And…

  14. Wizards not trading JaVale McGee to move up in draft

    Jun 17, 2011, 1:26 PM EST

    JaVale McGee block

    It probably went down something like this: The Washington Wizards called the Minnesota Timberwolves to inquire about what it would take to get the No. 2 pick (because likely No. 2 pick Derrick Williams would look good running on the break next to John Wall). The Timberwolves thought about it. Then they asked for JaVale…

  15. Ricky Rubio makes it official, he is coming to Minnesota

    Jun 17, 2011, 10:17 AM EST

    Spanish basketball player Ricky Rubio wa

    While people told David Kahn to trade the pick — Ricky Rubio was never going to play in Minnesota, get something of value for him — he was patient. That patience has been rewarded, Ricky Rubio made official Friday morning in Spain what we all knew would happen — Rubio is coming to the NBA.…

  16. Report: Casey frontrunner to become Raptors coach

    Jun 17, 2011, 12:13 AM EST

    dwane Casey

    Dwane Casey, the former Minnesota Timberwolves head coach who was just the lead assistant and defensive coach for the Dallas Mavericks, is the clear frontrunner for the Toronto Raptors job and may be hired next week. All that according to tweets from the reliable Marc Stein of ESPN. Mavs assistant coach Dwane Casey has emerged…

  17. Timberwolves Kahn, Rambis finally have meetings

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:31 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    Two months after their season ended. In the middle of what should be the busiest two weeks a general manager has all season leading up to the NBA draft. Sure, now seems like a great time for the Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn and coach Kurt Rambis to finally sit down and have a…

  18. Rubio’s coming, just a little “bump” with his buyout

    Jun 16, 2011, 8:13 AM EST

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    Next season, whenever that starts, Ricky Rubio will be with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Whether he brings a jump shot with him is another question, but he will be here. So what was with his little comment a day ago that he is still talking with Barcelona (the Spanish team where he has played the last…

  19. Rubio says he is still talking to Barcelona. Thinking lockout?

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:31 AM EST

    Spain's Ricky Rubio reacts during the Gr

    Last night, Barcelona won to become the Spanish League champions once again. And in the post game celebration, Rubio was asked about his future. A future that is supposed to include the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. But he sounded more vague, according to the Associated press. Rubio said “we are taking with Barcelona and we…

  20. Now that he’s free, Pistons want to interview Casey for coach

    Jun 14, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

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    Somebody is going to hire Dwane Casey and be glad they did. He is the coach behind the defensive schemes that just earned Dallas a ring (or whatever they are getting). Detroit is going to interview the Dallas assistant, according to Ken Berger at CBS. Mike Woodson has been considered a front-runner there, former Pistons…

  21. Report: Wizards not among “active teams” in pursuit of Derrick Williams

    Jun 5, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Derrick Williams

    This is probably going to be a trade-heavy draft. The picks don’t have the value to make them invaluable. And with so many teams looking to improve, there’s going to be movement. But as of right now, a report says the Wizards moving up for Derrick Williams is not one of them. From the Washington…

  22. Rambis has no idea what is happening with Wolves either

    Jun 3, 2011, 4:41 PM EST

    Kurt Rambis

    Kurt Rambis is still the coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s all he knows. Rambis finally broke his media silence following workouts for potential draftees at the Target Center — but that didn’t really clear anything up about who will coach the team next year. Because he’s only had “minor conversations” with sGM David Kahn…

  23. Sources: Phoenix, Washington trying to trade up for Williams

    Jun 2, 2011, 5:36 PM EST

    Derrick Williams

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have the #2 pick in the upcoming draft, and it’s not a state secret that they’re not overly thrilled about the pick. Arizona combo forward Derrick Williams is the consensus #2 pick in the draft, and Minnesota’s two best young players are Michael Beasley and Kevin Love, so there are a ton…

  24. Ricky Rubio is coming. Will he be good?

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:24 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio Barcelona

    The good news: Ricky Rubio, the #5 overall pick in the 2009 draft and one of the most dynamic point guard talents in the world, is coming to the NBA and joining the team that drafted him. The bad news: Rubio really didn’t give Timberwolves fans much to get excited about during his last season…

  25. Rockets make McHale hire official

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New Orleans Hornets

    The Rockets officially announced on Wednesday that former Boston Celtics superstar and Minnesota Timberwolves coach and GM Kevin McHale will replace Rick Adelman as the coach of the Houston Rockets. McHale was a seven-time All-Star, two-time Sixth Man of the Year, and three-time champion as a player for the Boston Celtics, and is generally considered…

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