“There were so many different things (going on Tuesday night), but I definitely reached out,” Malone said in his first public comments since the blockbuster deal. “We’ve been communicating with each other. I just sent all three of those guys a message for their first games tonight as Minnesota Timberwolves against the Clippers. “And that’s the only thing I feel good about it,” Malone continued. “Change is inevitable in the NBA. Players come, players go. Malik and Juancho were here for four years, Jarred for two. Everybody’s leaving on positive terms. I’m happy for those guys.
Those guys are going to get opportunities in Minnesota that they deserve.”