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October 31, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Said 4/$52M is what Wolves will do. Maybe 54. On Rubio to say yes. RT @1500ESPN .@Darren Wolfson says Rubio will accept 4-years, $58M. Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Sources say that the Wolves and Rubio have been in advanced negotiations for the last few weeks that are likely to lead to an extension. Thompson and Golden State, meanwhile, have been in serious talks for some time after the Warriors backed out of long-running Love trade talks with Mi?nnesota this offseason in order to keep Thompson. ESPN.com

October 30, 2014 Updates

Love was traded away in the offseason to Cleveland in a blockbuster move to acquire Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. Wiggins was the centerpiece of the deal, and the Timberwolves are hoping he might be the face of the franchise in future years. It also appears he wants to stay here as he recently purchased a home in Minneapolis. “One thing a lot of people don’t know is he moved his entire family up here, his younger sisters, his mom and dad. They bought a house here in the Twin Cities,” Timberwolves vice president of communications Brad Ruiter told WCCO-TV’s Ali Lucia on WCCO This Morning. “The fact that he moved his entire family up here tells me that he wants to put some roots down here.” CBS Minnesota

“We won’t name any names, but some other people maybe haven’t done that in the past,” Ruiter said about making a commitment to be in Minnesota. “We’re really excited that he (Wiggins) wants to be not only a member of the organization but part of the community as well.” CBS Minnesota

October 29, 2014 Updates
October 28, 2014 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Rubio is getting more, if he'll take it. #twolves RT @travisfremming @Darren Wolfson Kemba Walker 4 year, 48. Unreal. Bar for Rubio? Twitter @DarrenWolfson

Darren Wolfson, a 1500 ESPN contributor, tweeted a couple of items recently. One of them read: "Beliefs from non-Wolves NBA people: Rubio ultimately agrees to a 4-year, $52M extension by Friday." 1500 ESPN

October 27, 2014 Updates

The Timberwolves are expected to waive veteran guard J.J. Barea to reach their 15-man roster limit by Monday afternoon’s NBA deadline. The Wolves on Sunday worked to reach a buyout agreement on the remaining $4.5 million year on Barea’s contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Saunders also made clear that role probably would not include playing every game, which was an issue for a player who infamously sulked when he was removed from a game in the fourth quarter last season. “That’s what he can do,” Saunders said Friday night. “If he can accept a role, he can become a very valuable individual for you. Hopefully, guys know we’re going to play the guys who help us.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 

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