Category Archives: Timberwolves

Timberwolves can't pass on Duke's Kyrie Irving

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
first round.

Timberwolves: No way Rubio lands with Knicks

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
York.

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.

Kobe: Wolves' draft choice Rubio ready for NBA

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.

David Kahn: No big deadline trades coming

Ray Richardson

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
players."

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.

Wolves offered Pacers Jefferson for Granger

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
Yahoo! Sports.

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.

Sessions now eligible for trade

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
summer.

Kahn on Antonio Daniels and other matters

Jerry Zgoda

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.

Suggetions for how Kahn should rebuild the Wolves

The Startribune.com is reporting that it is will a dirty job rebuilding
the credibility of the Timberwolves and author Jim Southan suggests
that Kahn should have no second thoughts about cleaning house if need
be.

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