Minnesota Timberwolves: Flip Saunders in, David Kahn out as team president

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On Thursday night, Flip Saunders confirmed that he has signed a long-term contract to become the president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders will also hold a minority ownership stake in the team.

Kawhi Leonard Did Not Win ROY But May Yet Prove To Be NBA’s Most Valuable Rookie

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How do you play starting swingman/small forward on the best team in the NBA and not get more consideration for Rookie of the Year? The vote for this year’s ROY proves it’s just a political exercise to try and make stars.

Ricky Rubio Injury Update: Minnesota Timberwolves Fear “Possible ACL” Tear, Pending MRI

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I’ve about had it with lanky guards on Midwest-based teams having their knees buckle. Yesterday it was Verdell Jones, and now it appears that Minnesota Timberwolves phenom Ricky Rubio might have torn his ACL.

NBA Trade Rumors: Hey Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timbervoles, Listen Up…Here’s An Idea

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Over the past two years, there have probably been 1,000 trade ideas involving Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Most of them are bupkus (especially Westbrook for Rondo) but could the Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves actually work out a blockbuster that helps both sides?

The 3 Best Dunks From Last Night’s Rising Stars Challenge

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MVP Kyrie Irving and Team Chuck beat Ricky Rubio, Blake Griffin and Team Shaq 146-133 in last night’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The good news is that no defense means great dunks. Here are the three best from last night’s game.

The 2011-2012 NBA Schedule Was Released Yesterday, But Does it Really Matter?

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The 2011-2012 NBA schedule was released yesterday, but the main story was not what games will be played, but rather if they will be played. The NFL lockout is drawing to a close, but the NBA lockout is still in its infancy.

2011 NBA Draft Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves

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With one week left until the NBA Draft, there is still a lot of uncertainty around the Minnesota Timberwolves and what they will do. The Wolves own the second overall pick in the draft, and have a lot of building to do in their hopes to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

Athletes unfiltered: Kevin Love’s candid thoughts on Ricky Rubio

Word broke yesterday that Spanish point guard sensation Ricky Rubio had finally agreed to terms to come play in the U.S. for the Minnesota Timberwolves. After hearing the news, T-Wolves star Kevin Love tweeted this, essentially summing up what everyone was thinking.

Report: Ricky Rubio May End Up Playing in Minnesota Next Season After All

Via The Sports Bank: “Sources close to the Wolves and thesportsbank.net believe the chances of Rubio playing in Minnesota continue to increase by the day. With Kahn in Spain this week, a deal appears to be nearing completion and the announcement could be coming soon.”