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The Athletic’s Timberwolves beat reporter John Krawczynski, however, recently reported that the team is hesitant to give up any of their core pieces in order to acquire him. They want a premium for (Simmons),” Krawczynski said of the Sixers on the “Athletic NBA Show” podcast on Friday. “Someone that can help them right away. But the Timberwolves don’t want to trade Anthony Edwards or Karl-Anthony towns. Those are those are deal-breakers. And they really would rather not trade D’Angelo Russell.”
John Meyer: D'Angelo Russell says Minnesota "felt like home right away." "As a group, the atmosphere is going to be amazing." "D'Angelo was always one of the toughest guys [to gameplan for]," says Saunders. "He made the dream come true," says D-Lo, about Rosas.
John Meyer: D'Angelo Russell: "Players come and go from here. ... Watching from a distance, I knew I could help Karl. ... I've never played with a player of [his] caliber. "I think the sky's the limit with this. I'm super excited." D-Lo says this is a surreal moment and a dream come true.
In a matter of hours, the Wolves’ acquisition of Russell from Golden State invigorated Towns, excited their fan base and seemed to settle down what had been a volatile situation. “I think with D-Lo here, it’s always going to be a big incentive for me to want to stay,” Towns said. “D-Lo is a big part of everything the vision is. D-Lo always knows he’s going to be wanted because his brother is here with him and he always knows he’s going to have his back covered because I’m always going to be there for him.”
It could be the old adage of having to spend money to make money. Target Center has been empty this season. The Wolves have the lowest attendance in the league, and a long-suffering fan base gave the Wiggins-Towns coupling a vote of no confidence on a nightly basis. “I expect people will see what we’ve done here,” Taylor said. The immediate reaction from those beleaguered fans has been noticeable. The Wolves had already prepared some social media materials featuring Russell when the team went into recruitment mode last summer, so they were able to finally put that work to use on Thursday.
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