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March 18, 2015 Updates

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

Critical early injuries to Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin essentially changed the Wolves’ priorities, with coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders opting for the chance to develop young players. The Wolves traded veteran forward/guard Corey Brewer to Houston in December and veteran guard Mo Williams to Charlotte in February. “At that point in time, with the direction we were going, that was probably likeliest to happen,” Young said of the trade. “But I think they did a very good job, as far as going out there and shopping around, working with my agent, working with me personally as a player. Just keeping me abreast of the situation. The good thing was, there wasn’t anything behind closed doors or anything going on crazy.’’ Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Orazio Cauchi: Minnesota Timbereolves want to bring Nemanja Bjelica to the NBA next season, sources told Sportando. He's interested in joining the team. Twitter

A late lineup scratch Sunday when the Wolves went without seven players, Neal has been traded twice, at consecutive trade deadlines no less, since he bypassed a $1 million qualifying offer from the Spurs to sign for millions elsewhere, with only a fraction as much team success. “At the end of the day, unless you’re Tim Duncan or LeBron James or Kevin Garnett, you’re not really going to have a legacy,” Neal said. “I’m not going to be a Hall of Fame player or anything like that. So my job as a man is to put my family in a situation where they can be as comfortable as possible. That’s a decision I made, and to this day, I don’t regret it. I’d make that decision 100 times over.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

March 15, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN TIMBERWOLVES HISTORY

Kevin Garnett remains unquestionably the No. 1 player in franchise history. The other Kevin can no longer threaten that position.

   

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