TAG: Minnesota Timberwolves

Smack, Twitter / Aug 15, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Byron Scott

During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, one of the first guards ever drafted straight out of high school to the NBA. Kobe recently compared Charlotte’s big mistake to the Cavs sending Andrew Wiggins (plus Anthony Bennett and a protected first-round pick) to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, who — to be fair — is perhaps a shade more talented than Divac was at the time. Read More »

College / Aug 10, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Andrew Wiggins Tells College Coach, Bill Self, He Wants Trade To ‘Wolves

Andrew Wiggins, Bill Self

The No. 1 pick in the acclaimed 2014 Draft, Andrew Wiggins, was back with his college coach, Bill Self, on Sunday to help him run his summer basketball camp in a suburb outside Kansas City. While Wiggins didn’t address the media, Self said Wiggins had told him he hopes he’s actually looking forward to being traded, so he can find his own niche in the Association without the glare of LeBron James and the Cavs overshadowing his development. Read More »

NBA / Aug 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Report: NBA Could Veto Love Trade If Extension With Cavs Already Agreed Upon

Kevin Love

If Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t careful, the ballyhooed trade that would sent the three-time All-Star to Northeast Ohio could fall through before it’s actually completed. Given a previous report that the agreed upon deal was contingent on a “firm agreement” that Love will re-sign in Cleveland next summer, ESPN reports that the NBA could veto the trade entirely if it believes such a pact – illegal under league rules – already exists. Read More »

instagram / Aug 8, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Fresh Prince Meme Perfectly Sums Up Wiggins’ Brief Time With Cavs

Andrew Wiggins Fresh Prince of Bel Air Meme

It’s important to remember Andrew Wiggins is Canadian. So the long, harsh winters he’ll grind through as a member of the Timberwolves following the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland, won’t catch him off guard. Still, a recent Fresh Prince of Bel Air meme perfectly captures his all-to-brief stay with the Cavs this summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeus Young

Anthony Bennett

With the Kevin Love trade all but finalized, the attention now turns to how the Minnesota Timberwolves will approach their latest rebuild. In a scenario that’s been mentioned previously, it appears the ‘Wolves will re-route former first overall pick Anthony Bennett to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Thaddeus Young. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Wiggins Didn’t Know About Finalized Trade Until Asked About It

Andrew Wiggins

You’d think the Cleveland Cavaliers would notify Andrew Wiggins of an agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade him for Kevin Love. But that belief, apparently, is operating under the mistaken assumption that courtesy and basic civility exist in the world that’s kept Wiggins’ career in limbo since early July. According to ESPN’s Tim McCormick, the 19 year-old Wiggins didn’t know the Love trade was finalized until McCormick congratulated him on being dealt to Minnesota. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 7, 2014 / 9:45 am

Report: Cavs Have Agreement For Kevin Love, Including Extension Pact

Kevin Love

Just a couple days ago, the Cavs and ‘Wolves were said to have a “handshake agreement” on a deal sending Kevin Love to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round pick. Now Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski has confirmed the Love-to-Cleveland trade has been agreed upon, and Love has promised to sign an extension next summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 5, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: ‘Wolves & Cavs Have “Handshake Agreement” On Kevin Love Trade

Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving

It seems the Kevin Love to Cleveland trade rumors aren’t just rumors. According to Brian Windhorst on ESPN radio this morning, the two teams have a “handshake agreement” to send Love to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. Of course, they can’t finalize the paperwork until August 23, the end of the 30-day window after Wiggins signed his rookie deal with Cleveland. Read More »

NBA / Aug 4, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Zach LaVine: “I’m More Than Just Flashy Dunks, I Want To Be The Best Rookie”

Zach LaVine

We spoke at length with Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine earlier this summer at the Seattle Pro-Am All Star Game. Yesterday, we caught up with LaVine again at the NBA rookie photoshoot in New York to talk about the dunk contest and his expectations for the upcoming season. Read More »

NBA / Aug 3, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Wiggins Hasn’t Been Told Of Possible Trade; Wants To Play Where Wanted (VIDEO)

Andrew Wiggins

It’s never seemed more likely that Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love will be dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite that awkward reality, presumptive trade centerpiece Andrew Wiggins still hasn’t been informed a swap is forthcoming. Read More »