Category Archives: Timberwolves
There were wide-eyed looks around the NBA when
Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn conducted his
first draft for the team in 2009 and chose three point guards in the
In a perfect world, Knicks brass long have envisioned flamboyant Spanish
point guard Ricky Rubio winding up in the city he wants to be in: New
But multiple sources within the Timberwolves organization guaranteed Rubio will start his career with the club, not as a Knick.
Minnesota brass is convinced that Rubio will play for the club next
season, when his Barcelona buyout falls to $1 million. NBA teams are
able to pay $500,000 for European buyouts, so Rubio would have to foot
only $500,000 of the bill.
BARCELONA, Spain – Ricky Rubio has accomplished a lot in his young
career, he just hasn’t shown he’s ready to make the jump to the NBA.
The 19-year-old point guard has already played in an Olympic gold-medal
game, won a European Championship with Spain and led his club team to
the Euroleague title.
But the Spaniard went scoreless in an exhibition game between his FC
Barcelona team and the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, falling flat in
his first big opportunity to silence critics after his disappointing
performance in the world championships.
If the Timberwolves make a trade before the NBA’s Feb. 18 trade
deadline, Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said the
deal would be "modest" and would not involve any of the team’s "core
Based on playing time and productivity, the Wolves’ core players are
forwards Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Ryan Gomes and Damien Wilkins, and
guards Jonny Flynn, Corey Brewer, Ramon Sessions and Wayne Ellington.
Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn recently offered
forward Al Jefferson(notes) to the Indiana Pacers for forward Danny
Granger(notes), but was immediately rebuffed, league sources told
While Pacers president Larry Bird remains determined to build around
Granger, sources say Kahn has become increasingly dubious on making
Jefferson a cornerstone for the Timberwolves.
The Wolves can now officially trade any free agents they signed this summer.
By JERRY ZGODA, Star Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY – This is Dec. 15, the first day this season that NBA
teams are allowed to trade players they signed as free agents last
Sat down with David Kahn for about an hour this afternoon for a camp-opening Q-and-A session that will run in Monday’s paper to preview that day’s media day and Tuesday’s opening of training camp in Mankato.