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April 19, 2014 Updates
April 18, 2014 Updates

Expect Rubio’s side to push for a contract closer to a maximum salary than the four-year, $44 million extension Golden State’s Stephen Curry received, which the Wolves just might view as beyond their limits. “No, it’s something I’m not worried about,” Rubio said Wednesday. “It’s something my agent is going to talk with Flip. It’s something I don’t have to be worried. I just worry about playing. I just want to have it being on a team that’s winning and I think this team is growing up and we can do it and I want to play in a playoff, you know?” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 17, 2014 Updates

Will the Wolves offer Love a new deal this offseason? “We have to wait,” Taylor said. “We could do an extension for two years, but I don’t think it’s something they would be interested in right now and we’re not pushing it, either. We’ll wait until next year, most likely.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Two college coaches mentioned as candidates to replace Adelman, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, aren’t likely to take the job because of their popularity and security at their respective schools. The Wolves could be a playoff contender next season with the personnel additions they made this year, but Izzo or Hoiberg probably won’t move unless offered a fantastic contract with big money. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

April 16, 2014 Updates

Adelman's contract has a mutual option included for the final season, meaning either side can opt out of the deal. Adelman will turn 68 in June and the contract calls for a decision to be made no later than two weeks after the season ends. Adelman and Wolves president Flip Saunders have said they will sit down to discuss things after the season is over. Adelman did help bring a team that had won just 17 games the season before he took over back to respectability. A win in the finale on Wednesday night against Utah would mean the Wolves (40-41) would finish with a non-losing record for the first time since 2004-05. Columbian

Intensely private and introverted, Adelman has shown a softer, warmer side over the past two months. Is that a sign that his mind is made up? If it is, this is not the way his players wanted to see him go. "I'm sure it's been tough on him, dealing with us knuckleheads and then he has to deal with his family problems," said Kevin Martin, who has played for Adelman both in Minnesota and Houston. "... You just wish him the best, whatever he feels like he needs to do. We'll be right beside him." Columbian

April 15, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: They never had interest. Went to Bulls today. RT @GooseOnSports @DarrenWolfson any steam on the #Twolves putting in a claim for Greg Smith? Twitter @DarrenWolfson

April 14, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: Nightly average margin of victory of +3.1 is supposed to net a 50-win season in the NBA. Poor 'Sota was at +3.0 entering tonight's play Previous high for a non-playoff team in the 16-team format (since 1983-84) was Houston at +2.29 in 2000-01. Poor 'Sota crushed that figure Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

April 13, 2014 Updates

Look for the Wolves to position themselves offering something less than the four-year, $44 million deal Stephen Curry signed or certainly the four-year, $48 million contract Ty Lawson received. Both sides want a deal done, but the disparity between what each thinks Rubio is worth could create a situation similar to those involving Utah’s Gordon Hayward, Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe and Detroit’s Greg Monroe. All three didn’t sign extensions last fall and this summer will test the restricted free-agent market. Their current teams will have the right to match any offer. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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