AWAW Roundtable: 2016 NBA Draft Edition

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Tim, Bill, Steve and Zach talk about their favorites, least favorites, sleepers, and trade scenarios regarding this month’s draft.

Report: Wolves interested in trading for Jimmy Butler

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A trade that is almost definitely NOT going to happen has officially made it into the rumor mill. Breaking down what it does and doesn’t mean.

Andrew Wiggins will not play for Canada in Olympic qualifier, focused on Wolves

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Andrew Wiggins wants to focus on the Wolves right now, but will that change if Canada qualifies for the Olympics?

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Mar 23, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) watches from the bench during the first half against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Minnesota won in overtime 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

We swear it wasn’t us.

The Case for Trading for Jimmy Butler

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves chase down a loose ball at the United Center on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Timberwolves 96-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The signs seem to point to an aggressive attempt to get back into the playoffs. More than a few of the Wolves’ top beat writers have speculated that the team will trade the pick, which could be the first step in such a process, which brings us to the idea of trading for Jimmy Butler.

Tom Thibodeau does inevitable, cleans house for Wolves

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Wolves cleaned house on Friday with Milt Newton, Arnie Kander, Rob Babcock, Sidney Lowe, and others given their walking papers.

2015-16 Roster Review: Ricky Rubio

Feb 11, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) looks to pass around Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Ricky Rubio’s game changed in subtle ways during the 2015-16 season, ways that could signify that a return on the Timberwolves’ investment is coming soon.

Roster Review: Shabazz Muhammad

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Our roster review continues with the enigmatic Shabazz Muhammad.

Wolves stand pat during NBA Draft Lottery, will select fifth overall

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The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery wasn’t chock full of surprises… only chalk.

2015-16 Roster Review: Zach LaVine

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Zach LaVine’s unearthly dunking ability is a blessing and a curse. The kind of aerial grace he displayed in back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest championships at All-Star Weekend is — unlike Steph Curry’s astounding 3-point shooting — not a game changer within the game, per se. Yes, it’s thrilling when he gets loose on the break […]

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