Scott Layden Rumors
Layden noted the three ways teams can improve themselves — through the draft, trades and free-agent signings — and deems the June draft good enough that his team could get a player with their 20th overall pick who could help them next season. But he also said that 20th pick could get them “in the game” to make a notable trade.
Jerry Zgoda: Thibs on the Wolves doing about as well as they could have hoped to do Friday by getting the 20th pick in the June draft. “Yeah, Scott (Layden) was pleased. We’re not thinking about that, we’re thinking about the playoffs.”
It’s not a dream, Minnesota Timberwolves fans: Jimmy Butler has officially arrived. The Timberwolves tweeted a photo of Butler joined by coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden after landing in Minnesota on Sunday. Butler showed up with a subtle look, sporting a white T-shirt, a football and a fanny pack around his waist.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves GM Scott Layden has reached out on Brandon Bass, and they have reached out on Kris Humphries, as previously reported here.