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March 19, 2015 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves duo are playing their first game in Canada as NBA teammates on Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors as part of Canada Basketball night. Before the game, they posed for a picture with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Alas, in an embarrasing gaffe, the PMO's official Twitter tagged Bennett — whose Twitter handle is the really confusing @anthonybennett, not even an underscore — but identified him Kyle Lowry, the Raptors point guard, who is from Philadelphia. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2015 Updates

The specifics are still to be determined, but general manager Steve Nash, head coach Jay Triano and company are hoping to use the tournament to prepare for the FIBA Americas, which is being used as the qualification competition for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. That tournament starts in late August. At the top of Canada Basketball’s wish list, obviously, is Andrew Wiggins, soon to be the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Care to commit, Andrew? “It’s a long time away,” Wiggins said before his lone appearance in his quasi-hometown on Wednesday morning. His Timberwolves play the Raptors in the evening. “I’m going to deal with all that once the season is over.” National Post

Total disclosure: I like Sam Mitchell, quite a bit, actually. He is engaging and entertaining, he’s got an opinion on every issue under the sun whether he knows anything about it or not, he never shuts up and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, not should he. He’d be asked about some injury to some player, he’d look behind his back and say “does it look like I have my medical degree? I don’t know.” Someone would ask how so-and-so was feeling and he’d roll his eyes in that way of his and say “he’s right over there, why don’t you go ask him yourself?” Toronto Star

His media relations overlords would blanche at some of his antics; “c’mon, Sam,” they’d say, “they know what you’re going to say but they need you to say it.” He’d eventually say what we needed him to say, albeit grudgingly. There’d be days when he’d stand after practice for 90 minutes talking politics and smack, debating whatever issue you wanted to debate and a whole bunch you probably didn’t want to. He could be full of poop and full of insight in the same conversation and if you called him on the former, he’d laugh with you and say, ‘yeah, you’re probably right.’ Toronto Star

March 17, 2015 Updates
March 16, 2015 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves are very interested in bringing Nemanja Bjelica to the NBA for next season and the player is willing to join the team, sources told Sportando. Bjelica was selected with 35th pick in 2010 NBA draft and he's represented by Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group. Sportando

Bjelica has a three-year deal with Fenerbahce but there's an NBA opt-out for this summer, the buyout is worth 1.2 mln euros. A source with knowledge of the situation told Sportando: "He'll go to the NBA next season. If T'Wolves keep his rights, they will get him". Sportando

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