The recent rookie signings of Doug McDermott in Chicago and Andrew Wiggins in Cleveland put the possibility of a Kevin Love trade in a temporary holding pattern. Rookies cannot be traded in the first 30 days after signing their deals, so we are looking at late August before Minnesota Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders can complete a deal for his All-Star power forward. But that doesn’t mean Saunders can’t discuss those deals or another possible trade with the Golden State Warriors, whose proposal does
We have reached the point of the season where teams that are out of the playoff race start giving more playing time to their younger players to see what they may have. One of those teams is the Minnesota Timberwolves, who may have something in rookie big man Gorgui Dieng. New Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders spent the offseason loading his roster with veterans such as Kevin Martin, Corey Brewer and Ronny Turiaf in hope of making the playoffs for the first time
Day 6 of the 2013-14 NBA regular season is officially in the books. While there may not have been feats of historical significance, there were events that helped to re-shape the landscape of the still-young NBA season. Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s action.
The first day of November featured 26 NBA teams in action in 13 games, 10 of which were decided by single digits. Three teams won by three points or less, and one game went to overtime. There were game-winning 3-pointers, stunning upsets and uncharacteristically poor performances by some of the best players in the world. Here’s what you need to know about what transpired on November 1. 1. With a 101-100 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Miami Heat have dropped to
The dust has settled and the NBA offseason has officially hit its conclusion when it comes to the futures market.
Another season marks another chance to feel optimistic about your favorite NBA team’s chances of making some noise. Other than a few brief stretches, Minnesota Timberwolves fans have had trouble finding any reason to be optimistic over the past few years. From injuries to frequent coaching changes to frequent front office switches to Darko Milicic, the Timberwolves have had quite an interesting little decade. This season is a special one. It marks the 10-year anniversary of their 2003-04 run to the Western
One of the worst things a rebuilding team can do is completely miss on a first-round pick. With the Celtics now definitely rebuilding, it might be time to question whether they did just that when they took Fab Melo, who was just traded to the Grizzlies for Donte Greene. Of course, it’s not like the Celtics will be set back for years by missing on that pick: they took Jared Sullinger one pick before Melo and Kelly Olynyk this year,