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October 30, 2014 Updates

Love was traded away in the offseason to Cleveland in a blockbuster move to acquire Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. Wiggins was the centerpiece of the deal, and the Timberwolves are hoping he might be the face of the franchise in future years. It also appears he wants to stay here as he recently purchased a home in Minneapolis. “One thing a lot of people don’t know is he moved his entire family up here, his younger sisters, his mom and dad. They bought a house here in the Twin Cities,” Timberwolves vice president of communications Brad Ruiter told WCCO-TV’s Ali Lucia on WCCO This Morning. “The fact that he moved his entire family up here tells me that he wants to put some roots down here.” CBS Minnesota

“We won’t name any names, but some other people maybe haven’t done that in the past,” Ruiter said about making a commitment to be in Minnesota. “We’re really excited that he (Wiggins) wants to be not only a member of the organization but part of the community as well.” CBS Minnesota

October 29, 2014 Updates
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October 27, 2014 Updates

The Timberwolves are expected to waive veteran guard J.J. Barea to reach their 15-man roster limit by Monday afternoon’s NBA deadline. The Wolves on Sunday worked to reach a buyout agreement on the remaining $4.5 million year on Barea’s contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Saunders also made clear that role probably would not include playing every game, which was an issue for a player who infamously sulked when he was removed from a game in the fourth quarter last season. “That’s what he can do,” Saunders said Friday night. “If he can accept a role, he can become a very valuable individual for you. Hopefully, guys know we’re going to play the guys who help us.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

October 26, 2014 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN TIMBERWOLVES HISTORY

Kevin Garnett remains unquestionably the No. 1 player in franchise history with only another Kevin threatening that position.

   

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