Gersson Rosas Rumors
Rosas brought on Tru Pettigrew as vice president of player programs/diversity and inclusion to help the Timberwolves cope, communicate and organize in the wake of Floyd’s death. The organization takes great pride in being involved, but that made the news on Sunday that much harder to accept. “You’re back here in the situation, you feel like you’re not doing enough,” Rosas said. “That’s a wake-up call for all of us. We all love Minneapolis. We all love Minnesota. It’s an incredible place to live and to be. It’s unfortunate that we’re here again. “But for us, it comes with a responsibility and we have to do what we’ve done in the past and we can do more to bring more awareness so we’re not back in this situation.
Mark Medina: Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gerrson Rosas on the postponed game amid the Daunte Wright shooting: “To be experiencing this again in the middle of the trial is emotional and overwhelming.” Rosas said the team had various discussions with its players on Monday
Dane Moore: Gersson Rosas on the power forward position: “That was probably our biggest priority going into the trade deadline… Are we seeing the early cycling of the two bigs back? And what does that mean for basketball? We’ve studied all of that… Because you don’t want to be behind.”
Dane Moore: Gersson Rosas on a factor that went into not making moves at the deadline: “We haven’t seen this group enough, starting with our best two players.” A reminder that Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell have only played in four games together this year (and one last year).
Dane Moore: Gersson Rosas, who has previously been very active in the trade market, on why no trade: “Trade is a major vehicle of our team building, but considering that we’ve done 9, 10 trades over the last 18, 24 months, there is a period of time where you have to see what you have.”