Category Archives: 2013 Offseason

Reports: Wolves welcoming Brewer, parting with Ridnour

For weeks we have been speculating that either Luke Ridnour or J.J. Barea would be on the move in order to fill the team’s many non-point guard related needs. We’ve also been hearing for a few days now that the Wolves were attempting to regain the services of one Corey Brewer, either by signing him […]

Report: Nikola Pekovic and Timberwolves working on four-year, $50 million deal

For about a week and a half, we’ve been waiting on a team to make a big offer to Nikola Pekovic and for the Wolves to have to make a decision on just how much they love the big man. Would he get a crazy max contract offer from someone like the Portland Trail Blazers […]

The San Antonio Spurs and maximizing player talents

Model and process. The San Antonio Spurs are the model franchise for those places that have trouble attracting free agents to move their families to a less than desirable location. When I say less desirable, it’s in relative terms. It’s hard to equate our lives to those of an NBA player, whose lifestyle will always […]

Ricky Rubio is speaking Mandarin so you should watch this

Ricky Rubio is doing a tour of China for adidas and everybody on these tours has had a video speaking Mandarin with Yi Jianlian. It’s a great effort from Rubio in the first half of the video, but the outtakes are where the entertainment truly is. Share this because Rubio would pass this along:

Your 2013 Las Vegas Summer League Minnesota Timberwolves

Las Vegas Summer League basketball begins this Friday and I will be in Vegas for the entire time this goes on. That may sound like a long time to be in Las Vegas to many of you. You probably feel that way because it is a very long time to be in Vegas. But during […]

Pipe Dream: Thaddeus Young on the Wolves

Recently, we at A Wolf Among Wolves have provided measured yet optimistic feedback and analysis of the Wolves’ draft night and free agency signings. I expect that kind of reasoned and balanced writing to continue through future signings and trades leading up to the season. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some wild-eyed […]

Report: Wolves and Kevin Martin agree to four-year, $28 million deal

Now that the Timberwolves have lost out on J.J. Redick, they’ve turned their attention to Kevin Martin as the backup plan for the shooting guard position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and Sam Amick of USA Today, the Wolves and Martin have agreed on a four-year, $28 million contract. The awkward but accurate […]

Wolves agree with Chase Budinger for three years, $16 million

I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is the Timberwolves verbally agreed to a deal with Chase Budinger for three years and $16 million the same day that Martell Webster and the Washington Wizards agreed to a deal for four years and $22 million. The third year for Budinger is […]

Wolves have set their sights on J.J. Redick and Chase Budinger

I’ll have something later today that will delve deeper into the philosophy of what could be going on, but there’s some news surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves and the free agent market. There’s no secret that the Wolves have needed outside shooting the past couple of years. In 2011-12, the Wolves ranked 23rd in the NBA […]

Andrei Kirilenko opts out of contract, becomes unrestricted free agent

As Jerry Zgoda over at the Strib reports, Andrei Kirilenko has decided not to exercise his $10.2 million player option for next season and will instead become an unrestricted free agent. Kirilenko could still be back with the Wolves next year, but at this point, it doesn’t seem likely, given that he wants to get […]