Glen Taylor Rumors

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Has the team put any timetable on Garnett? “We haven’t,” Taylor said. “I think it’s more up to Kevin, a little bit. The sooner we know it’s helpful to us, but I mean Kevin is an important part of our past and came back last year to help us, and we all know Kevin was having some difficulty with his knees and legs or things like that. “I think he’s the only one that can tell us if he can play or not play, and I don’t think we have put him under time frame. I mean we still have time on that, and we have some options. We have some options. But I think at the appropriate time when Kevin is ready we’ll have that discussion.”
Storyline: Kevin Garnett Retirement?
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One thing Taylor did say is that he doesn’t believe point guard Ricky Rubio will be traded at this point. “I don’t see that as a likely possibility,” he said about a Rubio trade. “I just think the coach, everybody, likes Ricky. I think we want him to come in and improve on his shooting. But his other things, he plays defense, he gets assists, he helps the others get better. He has some wonderful qualities.
The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league’s presence in a country that can’t get enough of it. One of the few steps left to be taken was to add a Chinese owner to a team. As the NBA’s chairman of the board, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor felt a particular sense of duty to make that happen. Taylor finalized an agreement with two new minority owners on Wednesday, including the first Chinese minority partner in league history.
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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is bringing in two new minority partners to his ownership group, including the NBA’s first Chinese owner, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. Shanghai investor Lizhang Jiang and New Jersey real estate mogul Meyer Orbach are joining the Timberwolves’ ownership group, the person said Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. The person said Orbach has agreed to acquire 9.5 percent of the team while Lizhang will be brought in at 5 percent. The 35-year-old Lizhang works in sports marketing in China.