Player News - Timberwolves

Date: Team: Pos:

Sam Mitchell has emerged as an assistant coaching candidate for Alvin Gentry's New Orleans staff.

Mitchell did interview for the Kings last summer, but he was never really a candidate for the position. Mitchell's time in Minnesota didn't go very well and he may have a tough time getting a head gig any time soon.
May 25 - 8:30 PM

Zach LaVine said he's making solid progress in his recovery from his torn left ACL.

"Everything is going well. I have progress right now, doing everything I can do to get better—shooting, strengthening, lifting, all that good stuff," said LaVine. "The doctor said my knee is as healthy as it can get at this point right now." LaVine is still only able to run on an AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill, but according to his teammate Ricky Rubio (who has also dealt with an ACL tear), LaVine is ahead of schedule in his recovery. That being said, LaVine remains without an official timetable to return, and there are no guarantees he'll be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season.
Source: NBPA.com
May 24 - 10:35 AM

ESPN is reporting that the Knicks would like to re-engage the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks involving Ricky Rubio this offseason.

The Knicks and Wolves were purportedly close to swapping Derrick Rose for Rubio at the trade deadline back in February, before that deal dissolved. Over the second half of last season, Rubio played some of the best basketball of his career. In 24 games after the All-Star break, Rubio averaged 16.0 points, 10.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds. Rose ended up tearing his meniscus. Also, Rose is now a free agent, so it is unknown what the Knicks could offer that would entice the Wolves to part with Rubio.
Source: ESPN.com
May 23 - 9:30 AM

Nemanja Bjelica (foot) isn't expected to play for Serbia in EuroBasket this September.

He had season-ending surgery to repair a fractured navicular bone in his left foot in mid-March and currently doesn't have a timetable to return. He can only shoot while seated, so he doesn't exactly sound close to a return. Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau rode his starters into the ground for most of the season, but Bjelica eventually carved out a decent role after the All-Star break and averaged 8.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.6 steals and 1.0 triples in that span. The 29-year-old forward will likely be the first big off the bench for the Wolves again in 2017-18 once he's healthy.
May 14 - 10:10 AM

Brandon Roy reportedly caught a stray bullet to his leg while shielding children from gunfire outside his grandmother's house in Southern California, but he's expected to make a full recovery.

Roy has been out of the league since 2013, but the former All-Star recently made headlines by coaching a three-win high school team to a perfect season and a No. 1 ranking in the nation. Roy was an innocent bystander in what is being described as a "gang-related shooting," but luckily catastrophe was avoided, and he likely saved some children's lives in his heroic act.
May 3 - 11:27 AM

The Nets will reportedly pursue Shabazz Muhammad as a restricted free agent this offseason.

Both Minnesota and Brooklyn will have a ton of cap space this offseason, but given Muhammad's skill set, the Timberwolves may let him walk if the Nets come in with a big time offer. Muhammad would provide the Nets with a much-needed scoring punch, so he could potentially have some value in Brooklyn.
Apr 20 - 12:48 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns put a pretty bow on his second season during a 123-118 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday, scoring 28 points with 21 rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

There's really nothing left to say about a guy who will still be just 21 years old when next season starts. In the final three months of the season, KAT averaged 28.2 points, 12.7 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.1 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.3 treys on 59.0 percent from the field and 84.9 percent from the line. He's basically the prototype for a fantasy big man and is the frontrunner to be our No. 1 pick for fantasy drafts next year. Oh and he hasn't missed a game yet.
Apr 13 - 12:15 AM

Kris Dunn made a start against the Rockets on Wednesday, handing out a career-high 16 assists with 10 points, one steal and two rebounds in 32 minutes.

That's a great sign for the Wolves heading into the offseason. Dunn was expected to be a somewhat NBA-ready guard after three years at Providence and he also lit it up in Las Vegas. However, his lack of a jump shot limited his opportunity to get consistent minutes. The Wolves could be active in the trade market, so Dunn's role is somewhat unclear. If he gets a jumper at all, look out.
Apr 13 - 12:05 AM

Tyus Jones scored a career-high 17 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

While he still hasn't really shown much in his NBA career, it's important to remember Jones is still just 20 years old. He has shown some bright spots as a scorer and isn't quite as bad on defense, so he could have a chance to be in the rotation next year. The Wolves could make a move with three candidates for point guard minutes.
Apr 12 - 11:57 PM

Ricky Rubio (rest) did not play on Wednesday against the Rockets.

The Wolves wanted to get a look at their young point guards, so they gave Rubio his first game off since Jan. 22. Considering how well he played, the Rubio trade rumors should subside this summer, but anything is possible after this team was a disappointment.
Apr 12 - 11:44 PM

Kris Dunn will start Wednesday's game in place of Ricky Rubio.

This was announced after 8pm, so DFS owners can't take advantage, but it'll still be fun to see what Dunn can do in an expanded role with Minny's other starters.
Apr 12 - 8:05 PM

Kris Dunn will start for Ricky Rubio against the Rockets on Wednesday.

In the season finale, there is a very good chance Rubio gets the night off and Tyus Jones backs up Dunn. Rubio had a great run post break, averaging 16.0 points, 4.6 boards, 10.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.0 treys. Dunn will be a risky DFS play, but he has upside.
Apr 12 - 8:03 PM

Ricky Rubio played 36 minutes and hit just 4-of-13 shots, but still finished with 14 points, 10 assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Tom Thibodeau doesn't rest his guys - ever. It's possible he could sit his studs in Wednesday's finale at Houston, but it doesn't appear to be a likely scenario. Make sure they're all playing prior to game time and then feel free to unleash the Wolves in DFS play. Tonight's game was meaningless, yet Thibs' four key starters (Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rubio) each played at least 36 minutes in a two-point loss.
Apr 11 - 10:32 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns hit 10-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, 12 rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes of Tuesday's tough 100-98 loss to the Thunder.

Although the game was meaningless, Tom Thibodeau played his studs and both teams played hard. Maybe it was because this was Minnesota's home finale, but then again, Thibodeau doesn't really ever rest anyone. The Wolves are at Houston on Wednesday for their season finale and we had to bet on whether the studs would sit or play, given who their coach is, we're going with "play."
Apr 11 - 10:26 PM

Gorgui Dieng ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and a steal over 37 minutes in Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Dieng's fantasy stat line was overshadowed by Andrew Wiggins (41 points) and Karl-Anthony Towns (40 points, 21 rebounds), but it was a very solid showing worthy of attention. The former standout at the University of Louisville has managed at least six boards and at least one blocked shot in nine of his past 10 outings. His offense comes and goes, and he certainly wasn't need in that area Sunday with Wiggins and KAT going off.
Apr 10 - 12:24 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings
  •  
    Boyer: Hot Hitters

    Boyer: Hot Hitters
  •  
    Short: Waiver Wire

    Short: Waiver Wire
  •  
    Short: Saves & Steals

    Short: Saves & Steals
  •  
    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings

    Jesse: MLB Power Rankings