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January 27, 2012 Updates

Taylor said Love's big contract won't prevent the Wolves from signing some free agents to large contracts. "We would have room even after Kevin," Taylor said. "We have it figured out for three years ahead that we can keep all the good guys that we need. We have a plan here." The salary cap is now $70 million before the teams have to pay the tax if they go over the limit. Salaries on the current Wolves roster are at around $60 million, leaving room to sign other players. The Wolves have all their players locked up for through 2013 except for Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. "The plan is to wait until the end of the year until they decide on the contracts with those two guys," Taylor said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

January 19, 2012 Updates

The Wolves also could extend Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph -- two more players drafted in 2008 -- but likely will allow both to become restricted free agents next summer. Love also would become a restricted free agent then, but even that four-year contract the Wolves can offer will be more money than other teams can offer. His other option: Accept a $6.1 million qualifying offer next summer for the 2012-13 season and become an unrestricted free agent in 2013. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

December 2, 2011 Updates

Kahn on Wednesday talked briefly with the agents for Kevin Love, Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, all of whom are eligible for contract extensions. The Wolves could place Love in a newly created category -- designated player -- and offer him a longer deal (five years) than any other team. But they'd also have to reward him with a maximum contract, something they're unlikely to do. "It's certainly a priority that we do," Kahn said when asked about extending Love's contract. "I've said this consistently: I expect Kevin to be a big part of our franchise for a number of years." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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So he and Wolves teammates Wes Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Wayne Ellington and Lazar Hayward will play, as will DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Howard, Mario Chalmers and Sam Young. "That's easy," he said when asked how he'll choose teams. "It's going to be Minnesota Timberwolves against everyone else." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 1, 2011 Updates

How are you going to co-exist in Minnesota with all those forwards: Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Brad Miller, Anthony Randolph and Anthony Tolliver? Derrick Williams: We have people that play the same position, but we don't have people that don't like each other or are trying to go after each other because they play the same spot. You want to fight for the minutes. I'm not saying we're not going to do that. We have two people that play the same spot and play so versatile who are athletic, like to run and like to get in the open court. I think it's really good. (Beasley and I) both notice that. When we are on the court at the same time, it's hard to guard us. Not too many teams have two similar players on their team and that's going to help us. We might give up some size but we make it up with speed, quickness and causing a lot of mismatches. Yahoo! Sports

August 11, 2011 Updates

A sociology major, (Anthony) Randolph also is considering joining a fraternity and attending LSU football games. “The students know I’m from the NBA, but it’s more fun because I can focus on my schoolwork,” said Randolph, who has promised his mother he’d get his degree. “I don’t have the basketball distraction. I’m a more focused student now after being in the real world for a couple of years.” Yahoo! Sports

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The Minnesota Timberwolves, meanwhile, won't let Williams or Irving slip beyond No. 2. Sources with knowledge of the situation say that if the Cavaliers pick Irving at No. 1, the Timberwolves will take Williams at No. 2, and don't plan on trading Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph. If the Cavs were to select Williams, the Timberwolves would take Irving at No. 2, even with the impending arrival of Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves would hold onto the Irving asset and likely command a number of suitors. Reserve point guard Jonny Flynn then would be on the trade block. ESPN.com

June 17, 2011 Updates

It starts at No. 2, where the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to listen to offers for their pick. Although they continue to maintain that they are comfortable taking Derrick Williams at No. 2, their preference is to begin adding veterans to the team. If they draft Williams, they'll look to move Michael Beasley and possibly Anthony Randolph. But neither player has the same trade value that the No. 2 pick has. Potential trade partners include the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN.com

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The Knicks management was flabbergasted, according to the league source. They fear such a proposal meant they really didn't want to do a deal with the Knicks. Not much has changed since, though the Knicks believe the Nuggets eventually will soften on taking either Gallinari or Chandler, not both. (Eddy Curry's contract must be included for the cap numbers to work). New York Post

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