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Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (59) / 2/23/1955
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The Timberwolves have hired former Wizards vice president Milt Newton as general manager.
Flip Saunders will still be pulling the strings, while Newton is expected to focus more on scouting and personnel. But now that David Kahn is out of the way, it seems like every move the Wolves are making these days is a good one. Fri, Sep 6, 2013 05:10:00 PM

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The Timberwolves interviewed Wizards VP Milt Newton for their vacant GM position this week.

Team president Flip Saunders has been running the show since David Kahn's departure, but Minnesota has made Newton a "prime target" to assume GM duties. He has a wide array of experience as a player, scout, assistant director of Team USA, and more.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 07:51:00 PM

The Wolves are looking for a starting SG in free agency, and Flip Saunders is expected to meet this week with O.J. Mayo, J.J. Redick, Mike Dunleavy and Chase Budinger.

It's also possible that he'll visit with Dorell Wright and Kevin Martin, and if all else fails he could target a lower-caliber player like Marco Belinelli.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 09:01:00 PM

The Wolves are unlikely to move up in the 2013 draft because Flip Saunders doesn't feel there are any "impact players."

"What I mean by that is there won't be any All-Stars in two years out of this draft," Saunders said. All GMs have an agenda and his quotes should be viewed with circumspection, but he's not the first person to suggest a lack of elite talent among next season's rookies. Flip also mentioned that the only players he won't consider with the Wolves' two first-round picks (Nos. 9 and 26) are point guards. Farewell, David Kahn.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 02:38:00 PM

The Wolves have four picks in the 2013 draft, and Flip Saunders is eager to acquire shooting guards with 3-point range.

"We want to get some guys who can make Ricky [Rubio] better," Saunders said. "If you have guys who can stretch the floor and create more openings for him to penetrate and find those guys, he's going to be a better player. I don't know if you can win in the NBA if you don’t shoot threes." His point is well taken since Luke Ridnour has been an out-of-position starting SG for the past two seasons, and the Wolves shot a league-worst 30.5 percent from downtown last year.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Flip Saunders is "quietly doing background checks" on "potential GM candidates," according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Per Broussard, Saunders isn't planning to make a hire until after the draft. It's not clear who might be on Saunders' list, but he's crafting the front office the way he wants to and has ownership's blessing to do so.
Source: ESPN
Fri, May 24, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders said it's "unlikely" the team will trade the No. 9 overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, and he also added the team would "explore acquiring a veteran shooting guard."

Minnesota desperately needs a shooting guard and to improve their 3-point prowess, so that's hardly surprising. Saunders is clearly looking to put his stamp on the franchise, and his tenure running the team could be defined by how he handles the offseason with a big decision looming on restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic as well as preparing for his first draft in his new role. The team also has the No. 26 overall selection.
Wed, May 22, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Flip Saunders wasted no time in his new role as President of Basketball Operations for the Timberwolves and fired five scouts on Wednesday.

Although the move doesn't have fantasy relevance, it's clear that Saunders wants to leave his stamp on the organization and that comes as expected. Of those who were dismissed, the longest-tenured was with the team for eight seasons. Saunders also spent "much" of Wednesday with Rick Adelman, another sign that the veteran head coach is anticipating a return.
Thu, May 9, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Glen Taylor said Friday he's no longer interested in selling the Timberwolves.

Taylor said before the season he'd be interested in selling the club if the right suitors came along. On Friday, Taylor said he had "seller's remorse." "All of a sudden, I realized, well, what if I do sell this team? I like coming to games. I like being part of this team," Taylor said at the news conference introducing Flip Saunders as the team's new President of Basketball Operations.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, May 4, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Flip Saunders has officially signed on to be the President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Additionally, Saunders will get an ownership stake in the team, but it's not clear how big that will be. Saunders replaces an inept David Kahn, and although Kahn will be defended for the "position" he's leaving the team in, he made numerous questionable decisions during his tenure and the writing was on the wall for some time.
Fri, May 3, 2013 08:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2J.J. Barea
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Alexey Shved
SF1Corey Brewer
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
PF1Kevin Love
2Dante Cunningham
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Ronny Turiaf
3Gorgui Dieng