Minnesota Timberwolves Rumors
Jimmy Butler wasn’t in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform for a great deal of his career, but he definitely found a way to make his mark on the franchise. Tom Thibodeau, who coached Butler on both the Chicago Bulls and most recently the Timberwolves, had nothing but good things to say about the 29-year-old shooting guard on Monday’s episode of The Starters. “He helped us change the culture there,” Thibodeau said. “Every year, he’s gotten better. I think he’ll continue to get better, and he brought the best out in people.
Shams Charania: Chauncey Billups and the Minnesota Timberwolves will meet in near future to discuss the franchise’s President of Basketball Operations role, league sources tell me and @ Jon Krawczynski.
Shams Charania: Minnesota has been finalizing interview dates with candidates, including Billups, Nuggets assistant GM Calvin Booth, Clippers GM Michael Winger and Rockets VP Gersson Rosas, sources tell me and @Jon Krawczynski.
Darren Wolfson: One thing heard today on #Twolves POBO candidate Calvin Booth — yes, he’s in the mix: he nearly accepted a front office job with the Wizards before taking the Nuggets ass’t GM job. He has many fans in the league.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been granted permission to meet with LA Clippers general manager Michael Winger in the franchise’s search for a President of Basketball Operations, league sources told ESPN.