Connect with us

Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves Sign Andrew Wiggins To 5-Year, $148 Million Contract Extension

Published

on

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ensuring that Andrew Wiggins sticks with the team for a long time to come.

The team announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to a contract extension with Wiggins, ensuring that Wiggins won’t be hitting restricted free agency after his rookie contract expires.

Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports that Wiggins new deal is a 5-year, $148 million max extension.

Wiggins, 22, posted a career high 23.6 points per game last season and has discussed his desire to remain with the Timberwolves for the long-term.

“[Tom] Thibodeau told ESPN that Wiggins’ goal for the 2017-18 season should be to become a ‘complete player’ and said trade acquisition Jimmy Butler could help with that development” said Bobby Marks of ESPN.

Minnesota now turns it’s attention to Karl-Anthony Towns, who will be eligible to sign a maximum designated extension after this season.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves Sign Ryan Saunders to Multiyear Contract

Published

on

The Minnesota Timberwolves are making sure that their new head coach is sticking around for a long time.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Wolves have agreed to a multi-year contract with Ryan Saunders to stay in his newly minted head coaching role for the long-term.

Saunders took over in Minnesota after Tom Thibodeau was fired, becoming the youngest head coach in the league at age 32, posting a 17-25 record following his taking over.

Continue Reading

Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves’ Ryan Saunders Expected to Become Permanent Head Coach

Published

on

Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders, who took over the helm when the team fired Tom Thibodeau, is expected to become the team’s permanent head coach, shedding the interim tag.

According to Britt Robson of The Athletic, Timberwolves majority owner Glen Taylor has already implemented changes in the organization following what proved to be a taxing and tumultuous season, but Saunders won’t be among any widespread changes.

Saunders led the team to a 17-25 record during his 42 game stint with the team.

Continue Reading

Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves Launch Search for a President Of Basketball Operations

Published

on

The Minnesota Timberwolves have launched an official search for a new President of Basketball Operations to replace the departed Tom Thibodeau, who was fired as head coach and president during the regular season.

The team made the announcement regarding the search via an official press release.

“In the absence of Tom, I want to thank all who picked up his responsibilities this past year,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. “… They worked through a season with many injuries requiring many challenges in our player lineup. We are incredibly grateful to them for all of their hard work and commitment to the franchise.

“The future of the Minnesota Timberwolves continues to be very bright,” Taylor continued.

“It’s more important than ever that we find a leader who can build a successful team in today’s fast-paced NBA. We have the cornerstones of a very talented team and need to assemble the final pieces that will elevate us into a playoff team and one that can compete for championships.”

Continue Reading

Trending

    Trending