HoopsHype Flip Saunders rumors

July 24, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Only Cavs, of teams in Love hunt, can offer potential superstar in Wiggins' class. But Flip Saunders, as we know, is a big Klay Thompson fan Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

July 15, 2014 Updates

With most of the NBA in Las Vegas for summer league games, the two sides have had a chance to meet face-to-face to talk about a deal mentioned as a possibility for more than a month. The person requested anonymity because both teams are not publicly commenting on trade discussions. Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders was seen talking to Warriors GM Bob Myers at the arena on Sunday as the two sides look to bridge the gaps that caused discussions to stall. Booth Newspapers

July 9, 2014 Updates
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Don't expect Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders to sprint out of the starting blocks when NBA free agency commences Tuesday. An active start will be shelved in favor of flexibility, Saunders said. The Wolves have a mid-level exception available to sign a player for about $6 million, but with the fluid nature of Kevin Love's future with the club, moving early makes no sense. "We will wait," Saunders said. "Right now, there are not a lot of guys that are out there that I think are better than players we have on the team. We aren't just going to spend it just because we have it. If someone pops down and we think it's worth it, we'll do it." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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With the NBA draft bearing down on the process, the Celtics are knocking on a door that may be locked to not only them but the rest of the league, as well. There remains some possibility that Minnesota will trade Kevin Love by tomorrow night, but involved sources told the Herald that Timberwolves president of basketball operations, coach and part owner Flip Saunders is growing more entrenched that he should let things play out with his All-Star forward. Boston Herald

Love told the club he plans to exercise his opt-out and become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and, according to a source, he repeated that statement when told Saunders might be taking over the coaching reins. Boston Herald

Saunders, though, seems comfortable with putting off his nuclear options. As of yesterday, it seemed to be growing by the hour that Minnesota would be doing nothing more exciting than drafting tomorrow night. Still, sources hastened to add that such could change if the killer offer Saunders seeks comes through. Failing that, those same people are saying the club is better off standing pat, for now. (There is also talk that the club believes now it acted too hastily in trading Kevin Garnett to the Celts six years ago, missing the chance to get at least as much, if not more, by waiting to move him.) Boston Herald

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Earlier this week, new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said Kevin Love had no reason to feel frustrated over the team's future. On Wednesday, Love spoke with our own Aja Dang at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2014) in Los Angeles, where he was at Activation checking out the new "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare." And while there, he addressed his coach's remarks. "What some people don't know is that Flip and I have a great relationship, and we've been constantly speaking about my situation," Love said. "Flip is going to be a tremendous coach again for the Timberwolves; he did a great job last year with our team, even throughout all the injuries and different things that we had. But that's the way of Flip of getting people motivated, whether it's me or people you don't even know about. Am I happy he said those things? I think he's supposed to come out and say that because it's a team game, not about one singular player." FOXSports.com

June 11, 2014 Updates

I hear Sidney Lowe is in town, a visit that's a prelude to him joining Flip Saunders' staff as an assistant coach. It's not a done deal yet, but is expected to be sometime soon. Lowe was an assistant under Flip with the Wolves and Detroit, too. The former North Carolina State worked as an assistant to former Wolves teammate Ty Corbin at Utah this last season. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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