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Wolfson: Wolves Made "a few" Inquires on Harden

The Wolves offered Derrick Williams + many picks for James Harden, but it sounds like the biggest issue for the Thunder was trading within the division. Well, that and Kevin Martin is currently better than Derrick Williams.

Timberwolves Off-Season Analysis (Royce Young, CBS)

This is the first accurate national media piece regarding the Wolves off-season. I'm still not sure I read it correctly....did a national media member actually use common sense?

Sam Amico: Pek a Backup, Wolves Looking For "Real" Center

Scroll down to bullet points toward the end of the column. This is stupid and doesn't make sense. That's my analysis.

Jonathan Sanchez DFA'd by Royals

Twins should be first in the waiver order. Of course, he's owed $2.5-3 mil the rest of the season and is a free agent after the season. I'm still intrigued by taking a flier on him, though.

AP: Wolves Agree to Terms with Shved

Jon Krawczynski tweets that "the ‪#TWolves‬ have agreed to terms with Russian combo guard Alexey Shved, according to AP sources. Versatile piece off the bench." Krawczynski also tweets that "Wolves folks think Shved will fit perfectly working off ball screens in Adelman's offense."

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A Reasoned Argument for Pau Gasol

The following is a reasoned argument stating why Pau Gasol would be a wonderful fit for the Timberwolves. I have listed four oft-heard objections to the idea of trading for Pau Gasol, and stated my...

Wolves trade #18 for Chase Budinger

The #18 pick to Houston for Chase Budinger. Confirmed by Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. Edit: According to Woj, Wolves get rights to Israeli Lior Eliyahu in the deal as well. Edit #2: Via Givony: Lior Eliyahu will join the Timberwolves for Summer League in Las Vegas and might make the team.

STATS LLC: Love Sprints Down the Court More Than Anyone Else

Does this include when he complains to the referees? I guess this means when he isn't complaining, he is sprinting hard up and down the court.

Chad Ford on Dion Waiters (Insider)

Doubt he slips to #18 at this point, but if he does, Kahn won't take him after seeing this quote: Waiters also says that people misread his body language on the court. "You don't see Kobe smiling on the court. When I'm out there, it's all business. I want to win. I want to destroy my opponent. That's my focus. Smiling is for after the game, not during it."

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Don Mattingly vs Kent Hrbek - A Classic Case of Overrated vs. Underrated

This article originally appeared on the now-defunct BaseballInsiders.com. As it is not currently posted anywhere else online, I decided to post it here for any potential feedback. Kent Hrbek is...

Wolves interested in Jason Richardson?

I found this on Hoops Hype, so I would think its semi-legit, but apparently he's a RealGM.com guy, so who knows. I assume this would be a Beasley swap. Edit: Just looked at J-Rich's contract...yeesh. Almost $19 million over the next 3 years with an ETO after Year Two. What kind of contract would we throw into this deal?

Wolves Pursuing Crawford "Even Harder" with Rubio Injured

Apparently the Wolves and Blazers are trying to involve a third team in order to land Crawford without giving up Ridnour. If we can trade Beasley to a third team and get Crawford while keeping Ridnour, I'm all for it.

Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA RT @LEXthePEX: Do you see the Rockets trying to move Martin? maybe...

Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA RT @LEXthePEX: Do you see the Rockets trying to move Martin? maybe reunited with Adelman in Minny? --> There is real interest.

https://twitter.com/#!/stevekylernba

Hollinger/Ford Future Power Rankings (Insider): Wolves are No. 20

They basically say that Minnesota is cold, bad contracts like Darko and Ridnour have screwed up their cap situation, and Love will leave at the end of his contract. The Wolves lack the "organizational know-how" to compete. A surprisingly lazy analysis by Ford and Hollinger...I would have expected more out of them.

Lindsay Guentzel: If Oswalt signs with TEX, Harrison to Twins?

Her source says that if Oswalt signs in Texas, the Rangers will trade Harrison for a "young outfielder", AA-level or higher. The Twins are one of a few teams they are speaking with. I know Lindsay was legit about some other things this offseason, so click on her Twitter profile to see the whole exchange.

Basketball Prospectus (ESPN Insider): Wolves Next Thunder?

This is the same commentary we've heard quite a bit, but the parallels drawn here are vey well laid out. All things considered, this is a good read.

Broussard's *Hypothetical* Trade: Beasley for Prince

Broussard lists five hypothetical trades, including a straight swap of Beasley and Tayshaun Prince. I would do that in a heartbeat from the Wolves' angle, but what says Detroit?

Rubio - SI Article

This article is a fantastic read. It discusses Rubio's LA workouts, Adelman's excitment to coach him, and states that Houston offered the Wolves any two players not named Yao for Rubio's draft rights.

Lazar Hayward to OKC for 2 Second Round Picks

I didn't see this on here anywhere, so I thought I'd post a link to it. I'm a Wolves fan living in OKC, so I thought I'd get in on some Thunder discussion. For what it's worth, Wolves fans are generally ecstatic about getting two second round picks for Lazar.

Source says former UCLA guard and 43rd pick in the draft, Malcolm Lee, has signed a 3-yr guaranteed...

Source says former UCLA guard and 43rd pick in the draft, Malcolm Lee, has signed a 3-yr guaranteed deal with Minnesota.

http://twitter.com/sam_amick

Mackey's Twins Off-Season Blueprint

I actually really appreciate his analysis and the detail that is included....he is very realistic as far as payroll goes, and I can't argue with the majority of his proposed moves.

Love: Houston, we have a coach.

Could it be? KLove breaking news again? EDIT: Oceanary here, adding the long version of the story from the Star Tribune: The Timberwolves have started negotiations to sign Rick Adelman as their next coach, league sources with knowledge of the search said Sunday. David Kahn, Timberwolves president of basketball operations, might know as soon as Monday whether he can land the man who has a .605 winning percentage in 20 seasons as a NBA head coach. Adelman, 65, is believed to be seeking a five-year contract worth at least $25 million.

Ronzone Out As Assistant GM

Looks like a mutual agreement to part ways. Jerry Z. doesn't have much insight as to why at this point, either. He does say at the end of the piece that this could be a precurser to hiring someone of Adelman's choosing to be heavily involved in player personnel decisions.

Thome to Indians Being Finalized

"I'm told Jim Thome deal is being finalized and he will be in an #Indians uniform by tomorrow night." - Indians beat writer Nick Camino via Twitter.

Bowden: Gibson is Involved in Nationals Talks

Jim Bowden: "[The Twins] are "buyers" not "sellers"..."buyers" of bullpen help...despite DENIALS there is truth to a Nats/Twins trade discussion that includes Storen, Bernadina, Span, Gibson and others." This is part of the live ESPN trade deadline chat. Obviously we aren't looking at Storen/Bernadina for Span/Gibson. That would be beyond gross. I just wish we were hearing some different names from the Nats, especially if Gibson is for some reason involved. Bernadina?....no thanks.

An official of a club that has been speaking with the Pirates said their No. 1 focus is on finding...

An official of a club that has been speaking with the Pirates said their No. 1 focus is on finding a "professional hitter."....other clubs say Pittsburgh has its eyes on is the Twins' Jason Kubel. But Twins GM Bill Smith told Rumblings his team is "trying to make our club better, we still think we're very much in contention, and we're excited to see where we go in the next two months." Smith didn't rule out trading away someone in his current mix if it brings back a piece that "makes us better." But one AL exec said the Twins have too much invested in this season "to do anything now that signals retreat."

Jayson Stark in his Rumblings and Grumblings article. Jason Kubel = "professional hitter".

Kevin Love Interview

Love confirms he was contacted by Kahn about the coaching search...thankfully he makes it clear the contact occured before the interview process (and the lockout) began. Its a decent read, although similar to everything we've heard from Love this offseason.

Nationals Interested in Span

Via MLBTR. Can't imagine the Twins keeping Revere over Span. This would be a big mistake in my opinion. Edit: Ken Rosenthal has some details on the discussion. John_Locke has the link below in the comments section. Mentions Desmond as an possibility, and says the Nats wouldn't trade Storen and probably not Clippard, either.

Ford: "....the Wolves were offered [Nash] for the No. 2 pick."

Ben (OKC) Wolves more likely to land McGee, Ellis, or Bynum? Chad Ford (1:12 PM) Sound like None of the Above. They'd seriously consider McGee, Bynum, Gasol for the No. 2 pick. But they're not getting offered any of them right now. CB (LA) Is David Kahn just calling other GMs (PHX, PHI) offering ridiculous trades for their stars (Nash, Iggy), getting rejected and then calling the media to leak that he's in trade discussions for those stars? That's what it seems like. Why are other GMs even picking up the phone when he calls? Chad Ford (1:13 PM) There's a lot of gamemanship that goes on this time of year. There's probably some of it going on. The Wolves are pretty open at times about their wish list. But some of it, like Nash, was real. They ultimately declined, but the Wolves were offered him for the No. 2 pick.

Astros Tried to Trade For Butera

The Twins wouldn't give him up. Thoughts?

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