Jerry Zgoda

They're here! Newest Wolves in town for Tuesday's State Fair intro. Strib photo by Rich Tsong from reception tonight http://t.co/j8DMUXgEXo

Jon Krawczynski

Just to clarify: the State Fair introductions tomorrow for @Andrew Wiggins @Anthony Bennett @Thaddeus Young and @Zach LaVine is open to public

Jerry Zgoda

New Wolves' introductory news conference is 1 pm Tues at State Fair, corner of Dan Patch & Nelson (Ch. 9 space). Fans encouraged to attend

Ray Richardson

'Sota nice. MT @glenperkins: If you want to come to @twins game, I will leave you ticket. LMK. MT @Andrew Wiggins: New journey in great state.

Andy Greder

He's clearly thinking straight. RT @jeffeberle: As @espnSteveLevy says, "Always feels good to buy a newspaper. You should try it."

Ray Richardson

First comments as newest #Twolves star. RT @Andrew Wiggins: New journey in the great state of Minnesota. #GoWolves

Andrew Wiggins

New journey in the great state of Minnesota #GoWolves

Darren Wolfson

#Twolves like him a lot. I can't concoct a scenario to actually get. RT @ColinNelson79 @Darren Wolfson See the Wolves trading for E. Bledsoe?

Jerry Zgoda

Thanks everybody for stopping by my lunchtime chat. If you missed it, here's the replay: strib.mn/1pYFpKp

Zach LaVine

It's been real Seattle love being home but it's Time to get it on!

Ray Richardson

Other odds from @BovadaLV: To win rookie of the year: Jabari Parker 3/1; #Twolves Andrew Wiggins 4/1; Nerlens Noel 6/1; Julius Randle 7/1.

Ray Richardson

Some new odds from @BovadaLV: To win NBA title, Kevin Love, LeBron James and #Cavs 5/2; #Spurs 4/1; #Bulls 11/2; #Thunder 6/1.

Jon Krawczynski

Cool initiative from #Vikings, NFL and Tria: putting together a grant to put athletic trainers on every mpls and St. Paul public team

Jerry Zgoda

The 20-minute warning: Grab a sandwich & spend the lunch hour w/ me on a live chat. You got questions? I got answers strib.mn/1olsSvj

Darren Wolfson

Australian left-hander Lewis Thorpe will take part in instructional league in September. Told he won't be an AZ Fall League guy. #mntwins

Andy Greder

ICYMI, an in-depth look at Minn. law enforcement's military stuff. Great journalism from @MaraGottfried, @cjsinner. twincities.com/localnews/ci_2…

Ricky Rubio

4 cámaras distintas y 1 experiencia única ¡Disfruta el partido de hoy como nunca lo habías hecho! Vívelo conmigo en goo.gl/PLLbL3

Darren Wolfson

Also of note for the #Vikings this morning: Chase Ford has passed a physical. Should mean he's fully back.

Darren Wolfson

More #Vikings cuts: Sperry, Murphy,Bishop, Jorden, K. Murphy, Steeples. ... Told on Raymond it's an injury settlement. Him & Cox headline.

Darren Wolfson

#Vikings cuts rolling in. Per source, Raymond, Cox among those gone.

Jon Krawczynski

Wait, was it even a question that Cassel was going to start?

Jon Krawczynski

Jumping on @SiriusXMNBA in few to talk the end of the Summer of Love with @Frank Isola and Malik Rose

Darren Wolfson

Same as before: he'd have to settle for 4/$44Mish. Won't yet. #twolves RT @AdamBez: @Darren Wolfson Rubio get a new contract before season?

Darren Wolfson

(2/2) Does include Bennett's '15--'16 option - lock to be exercised. Decision on that before yr starts. Doesn't include cap holds. #twolves

Darren Wolfson

(1/2) #Twolves have $36.4M in guarantees for '15-16. But that doesn't include Rubio & Thad/Bud/Brew have options. Cap to be about $66.5M.

Ray Richardson

Watched a Duke doc on Christian Leattner's teams, came across his #Twolves trade with Sean Rooks to Atlanta for Andrew Lang and Spud Webb.

Jerry Zgoda

Just a reminder: I'll be doing a live chat tomorrow at noon at startribune.com taking all things trade and Wolves

Jon Krawczynski

Still kind of shaking my head that arguably the unluckiest franchise in the NBA finally caught some breaks to help get a deal for Love

Darren Wolfson

Nice story >>> RT @jclong: You may know MN’s Krissy Wendell made LLWS history 20 yrs ago, but wait til u see who she played vs. 10:40 @KSTP!

Jerry Zgoda

You can still get a Kirilenko and Derrick W shirt at deep discount at Wolves' State Fair booth but all Love-related items are long gone

Jon Krawczynski

He calls is Chameleon Training because "they adapt to survive." Focuses less on weight, more on body composition. Promises big results

Jon Krawczynski

Spoke to the man training Shabazz and Turiaf. He says he's not a Navy Seal. Does train special ops. Training is called Chameleon Training.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip also indicated he'll take a look at Gorgui playing some 4 because he can defend guys out on the floor, and Pek can't

Jerry Zgoda

Another thing or two here from Flip this morning...Said he thinks guys like Shabazz and "Drew" can play some 4 in this changing NBA

Jerry Zgoda

actually, im joinong on @wccoradio right now...

Jerry Zgoda

That last tweet got interrupted...I'll joining @SteveThomson on @wccoradio in about 10 minutes for that vegan cooking talk & stuff

Jerry Zgoda

I'll be joining @SteveThomsonMN on @wccoradio to talk vegan cooking & other

Jon Krawczynski

How the Minnesota Timberwolves turned weakness to strength and got exactly what they wanted for Kevin Love. bigstory.ap.org/article/timber…

Ray Richardson

"My goodness, KG took a team with Cherokee Parks at center and nudged it into postseason." A @TomPowersPP column: twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Andy Greder

ICYMI, final trade story: Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, who could be a high-flying, Dominique Wilkins-type player. twincities.com/sports/ci_2639…

Ray Richardson

ICYMI, final trade story: Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, who could be a high-flying, Dominique Wikins-type player. twincities.com/sports/ci_2639…

Darren Wolfson

Back in our LF seats (until Mrs. W gets too hot) & multiple fans wondering aloud about who Schafer is. Not a knock on them, by the way.

Jerry Zgoda

Thanks to @Flip Saunders for stopping by today. He received a "I'm a close personal friend" Sid tshirt (size L) as a lovely parting gift

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said Sixers initially expressed interest in Bennett but made it clear he never was going to make Bennett available

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said he has coached CBA teams who played style this Wolves team can, but not an NBA team that has 3 guys w/ 44-plus inch leaps

Jerry Zgoda

Flip suggested it'll be tricky finding a roster spot for GRIII but then talked like he expects him to be on team

Jerry Zgoda

Flip hopes more time for Gorgui and limiting the stretches Pek plays will help keep the big fella on the floor more

Jerry Zgoda

Flip is confident they can manage Pek's injury threat after summer when they've had him fitted for a new shoe & has him working w/ trainers

Jerry Zgoda

Flip also said team will hire a shooting coach for this season. Rubio, Budinger & others have been working w/ one based on LA

Jerry Zgoda

Flip hopes Shabazz will be 15 pounds lighter by time camp starts

Jerry Zgoda

He said Shabazz has been at a multi-week boot camp run by an ex-Navy Seal that Flip says will have Shabazz in best shape of his life

Jerry Zgoda

Here in some upcoming tweets are a few things Flip revealed to the masses back behind the Strib State fair booth this morning...

Ray Richardson

Video: #Twolves boss Flip Saunders on blockbuster trade sending Kevin Love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, etc. tout.com/m/bjly1d?ref=t…

Jerry Zgoda

Flip will be stopping by at the Strib State Fair location in about 10 minutes to talk trade. Stop by behind booth right in front grandstand

Jerry Zgoda

New buyers of Wolves' half-season ticket plans get invited to a Tuesday meet and greet with the new players

Jerry Zgoda

Wiggins, Young & Bennett jerseys on sale Wednesday at Wolves' State Fair booth.

Jerry Zgoda

At the State Fair today? Stop by the Star Tribune location at 11 am for a Q and A session about the trade etc. w/ Flip and yours truly

Darren Wolfson

A good follow #Twolves fans: @PureSweat. He prepped Wiggins & LaVine for the draft. He'll continue to train them regularly.

Andrew Wiggins

Last couple days in the 6 ! Let's get it

Jon Krawczynski

QB controverssssssyyyyyy!!!!!

Jerry Zgoda

If you're headed to the Fair in morning, Flip will join me behind Strib booth about 11 am. Bring yourselves & your questions

Andy Greder

Video: #Twolves boss Flip Saunders on blockbuster trade sending Kevin Love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, etc. tout.com/m/bjly1d?ref=t…

Darren Wolfson

Doesn't make much sense for K. Stewart (shoulder) to pitch again this yr. But #MNTwins official didn't fully rule out. Raised playoffs idea.

Jon Krawczynski

Milt Newton sums up how the #TWolves pulled this off: "They realized we weren't going to give him away."

Jon Krawczynski

Milt Newton on Thad: "i think he will be better statistically than he's ever been based on all the options he will have in the offense."

Ray Richardson

In the tic-tac-toe of trades, worth noting that Derrick Williams was shipped for Luc Mbah a Moute, who was then dealt for Thaddeus Young.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves Flip Saunders: "We’ve all of a sudden become athletic, exciting & fast instead of being maybe a little bit slower, more plodding."

Ray Richardson

#Twolves will introduce Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young at State Fair at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dan Patch Ave. and Nelson St.

Ray Richardson

After trade, Andrew Wiggins texted Flip Saunders, saying he was finishing 1st workout, going to 2nd. Flip said it was example of work ethic.

Maurice Williams

Big Al Jefferson has no IG. So here goes..........#tonyallen help get this to TA. instagram.com/p/sDgVWEHfYR/

Jerry Zgoda

If you're at the State Fair tomorrow, not only will I be at Strib booth, but Flip will stop by to chat & answer your questions around 11 am

Ray Richardson

Hopping on @105theticket in a few seconds to chat about the #Twolves trade of Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins and others.

Darren Wolfson

Talked w/ Flip 1-on-1. Didn't bite when I asked him if he makes this trade if Love had 2 or 3 years left on deal. No doubt return is solid.

Darren Wolfson

Flip has Wiggins having the ability to guard every position except center. #twolves

Ray Richardson

#Twolves Flip Saunders said this move has been cast as move for future, but he doesn't want to sell short a team with top six of seven back.

Jon Krawczynski

Flip says scouted Wiggins as most ready-made two-way player in draft.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves Flip Saunders called addition of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young with Zach LaVine a "point guard's delight."

Darren Wolfson

Flip has had a few talks with Mike Brown, former Cavs coach, on Bennett. #twolves

Jon Krawczynski

Flip: definitely will be some excitement at target center. Trying to focus on substance and excitement

Jon Krawczynski

Flip: "what am I gonna do now?" On it all finally ending

Jerry Zgoda

FLip says new players fit NBA's new age, exciting, athletic, etc.

Jon Krawczynski

Flip:" we've all of a sudden become athletic and fast instead of slow and plodding

Jerry Zgoda

Flip uses words "exciting, athletic and fast:" to describe team now

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said Young acquisition was important to get experienced PF to fill Love's starting spot.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip on Wiggins: "He's not afraid of the weather. He's from Canada."

Jerry Zgoda

Flip says he'll give young players as much responsibility as they can accept. Expects Wiggins to be willing to accept a lot

Jon Krawczynski

Flip said he didn't know if team had identity. Believes they're closer now. Athletic and can defend

Jerry Zgoda

Flip says he "feels good' that team has taken steps for an identity. "Exciting, team that can get up floor," improved ability to defend

Jon Krawczynski

Flip: "Kevin is a unique player so we had to get a unique player in return or players."

Jerry Zgoda

Flip: "KEvin's a unique player. We felt we needed a unique player or players back in return."

Jon Krawczynski

Flip: "Kevin said de wanted to win. Unfortunately for him and our organization we haven't done that"

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said he remained comfortable bringing Love back this season.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip: "Kevin put in some great years here...As time went on it became evident, there was very much a question" if he wanted to stay here.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip announcing 4 months' work: "We had a vision what we were trying to do" about trying to change identity of team. "Today is that day."