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Tom Thibodeau pitches Jimmy Butler on rejoining Timberwolves

3:13 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau met with All-Star forward Jimmy Butler on Monday to try to convince him to rejoin the team in the preseason, league sources told ESPN.Butler declined,...

Karl-Anthony Towns agrees to super-max deal with Timberwolves

6:24 PM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN In a deal that cements him as the franchise's long-term cornerstone, Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a five-year, $190 million super-maximum extension, league sources told ESPN.The Timberwolves announced on Sunday that...

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wants Jimmy Butler trade done quickly

3:31 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN Against the displeasure of Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau, owner Glen Taylor has mandated that a deal needs to be negotiated to trade disgruntled All-Star forward Jimmy Butler in the...

Adam Silver, NBA commissioner, explains not suspending Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner

NEW YORK -- Some have wondered why the NBA didn't suspend Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after an investigation found that male members of the organization harassed female employees.Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he decided against suspending Cuban, in...

What we’re learning from Year 8 of the NBArank top 100 countdown

Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players this season is in the books as LeBron James takes the throne for the eighth straight season. Let's examine a few other trends we're seeing as we wrap up the...

Stephen Jackson, Andrew Wiggins feud over Jimmy Butler

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler formally requested a trade Wednesday -- and that set off a series of events that eventually involved former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Minnesota small forward Andrew Wiggins and Andrew's brother Nick Wiggins.Butler...

Lonzo Ball to skip Los Angeles Lakers’ full-contact work at start of training camp

Lonzo Ball will not participate in full-contact practice when the Los Angeles Lakers open training camp next week, head coach Luke Walton said.Ball, a second-year point guard, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-July. The Lakers said...

Steve Mills says perception of New York Knicks on the rise among NBA players

New York Knicks team president Steve Mills believes the perception of the club among NBA players has changed recently."In our circles that we travel and the people that we talk to, we know that there is a change in...

Dwyane Wade will return to Miami Heat for 16th NBA season

MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade looked into the camera, stood alone in the middle of a darkened room and talked for 10 minutes. He struggled with his words at times, unable to control his emotions. He wept.And finally, he made...

Jimmy Butler, Tom Thibodeau meeting expected to set tone for 2018-19 Minnesota Timberwolves season

1:00 AM ETAdrian WojnarowskiESPN A meeting set between Minnesota Timberwolves four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler and president of basketball operations/coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency...

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