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April 10, 2014 Updates
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Embiid was not considered a lottery pick entering the season, but quickly made his way up the draft boards with his ability to score in the post and also change the game on the defensive end. He's only been playing basketball for a few years. Embiid told ESPN earlier in the season that he was "strongly considering" returning to Kansas for his sophomore campaign. However, sources told ESPN that he was advised to come out after this season, especially after suffering the back injury. One of his key advisors is countryman and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. ESPN.com

Adelman, meanwhile, believes Popovich should be in line to claim his third Red Auerbach trophy this summer. “He should be coach of the year,” Adelman said. “Even though he probably doesn't want it, I think he deserves it. They've had guys out, they've got 60 wins again, they've got the best record. It says a lot.” San Antonio Express-News

With an opt-out clause in his contract for 2014-15, the sense around Minnesota is that this could be Rick Adelman's final season with the Timberwolves, and perhaps as an NBA coach anywhere. If that's true, Tuesday might have marked the final meeting between Adelman and Popovich. With 1,041 career wins, spread between four teams over 23 seasons, Adelman, 67, is the only active coach with more than Popovich's 965. “He's been what I call a lifer,” Popovich said. “He's been in several different programs and made them all better. He's done a heck of a job where ever he's gone.” San Antonio Express-News

April 8, 2014 Updates

Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham issued a statement Tuesday which acknowledged the difficult position the franchise is in given his felony domestic assault charge. Cunningham, a key reserve in his second year with the Wolves, asked for understanding as the legal process plays out. He will have his first court appearance May 7 on the charge that he choked his live-in girlfriend Thursday at his Medina home. "The charges and accusations in my personal life have unintentionally placed my teammates and the organization in a challenging position," Cunningham said in a statement. "I cannot comment on the charges, as we require that the facts play out through the legal process. Thank you for your understanding." St. Paul Pioneer Press

April 7, 2014 Updates

Ray Richardson: #Twolves Dante Cunningham to be held in jail under $150,000 bond pending prob cause charges of terroristic threats. Defense wanted release. #Twolves Dante Cunningham defense believes it has strong tech evidence to refute the terroristic threats charge. Judge told #Twolves Dante Cunningham and his defense that his release was not in the interest of public safety. Twitter @twolvesnow

After posting bail for a felony domestic assault charge, Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham is now accused of sending his girlfriend messages that were "direct and rose to a terroristic level," said Ed Belland, Medina's director of public safety. Medina police responded to a call on a violation for an order of protection at Cunningham's home at about 3 a.m. Sunday. Cunningham then turned himself in at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. He is in Hennepin County jail facing a new possible charge of terroristic threats, jail records show. Cunningham posted $40,000 bail Friday night on a felony domestic assault charge from an incident Thursday morning. Cunningham then had 12 points, six rebounds and played 33 minutes in the 100-92 loss Saturday in Orlando. Upon Sunday's arrest, Cunningham turned over his cell phone and computer to law enforcement for its active investigation, Belland said. "We always take domestic assault cases very seriously," Belland said. St. Paul Pioneer Press

Dieng, who was named the NBA's Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March, is now hoping that Senegal's national team coach feels the same. "I'm really excited about that. I spoke to the coach (Cheikh Sarr) today," Dieng said in Charlotte. "He's here in the States looking at the college kids and stuff." One of these players may have been Adama "Louis" Adams, a South Carolina State senior point guard from Senegal's AfroBasket team last summer. FIBA.com

Dieng, who was prepping for his first NBA season, was not on that side but he definitely wants to wear the green of Senegal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup this summer in Spain. "I'm very excited to go back and play for my national team, to play for my country." [...]It's clear that representing Senegal is his next priority. "I'm looking forward to going back and fight for my country. Whatever it takes. If they need me to score, I can score. If they need me to protect the rim, I can do. It's not me to decide what I want to do. It's how the coach wants to use me. I will do whatever the coach wants (me to do). FIBA.com

Police have arrested Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham for the second time in three days. Medina police officer Chris McGill says the 26-year-old Cunningham was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of making terrorist threats. He declined to go into detail about the allegations but said police would release more information about the arrest on Monday. ESPN.com

April 6, 2014 Updates

Police have arrested Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham for the second time in three days. Medina police officer Chris McGill says the 26-year-old Cunningham was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of making terrorist threats. He declined to go into detail about the allegations but said police would release more information about the arrest on Monday. Cunningham was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony domestic assault. A criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court says his girlfriend told police that during an argument at Cunningham's suburban Minneapolis home, he slammed her against the wall and choked her for 15 to 20 seconds. Police say she didn't require medical treatment. Cunningham was released from jail Friday and rejoined the team Saturday in Orlando, Fla. ESPN.com

April 5, 2014 Updates

Wolves forward Dante Cunningham has joined the team in Orlando for tonight's game against the Magic. Whether he is activated and plays or not is coach Rick Adelman's decision. According to the NBA's labor agreement with its players, Cunningham has a right to go back to work while the legal process plays out in his felony domestic assault charge submitted Friday in Hennepin County Court. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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