Flip Saunders said there is no repair work necessary with Kevin Love before next season begins.
"I don't think so," he said when asked if there needs to be "any repair between the organization and the player." Love's lost season is raising questions about his future with the Timberwolves, but he's close to Rick Adelman and the team is confident about their future around Love. Saunders revealed that Love is about a week and a half out from doing "unlimited" physical activity, so he'll be good to go well in advance of training camp.
Flip Saunders is still expecting Rick Adelman to return as head coach.
Adelman's wife Mary Kay is doing "very well," so it appears Adelman will be back on the sidelines for the Timberwolves for at least one more season barring any unforeseen developments. It's great news for the Adelman family and Minnesota.
Timberwolves released Brandon Roy.
This could very well be the end of the line for Roy. There was a clause in his contract that allowed the Wolves to terminate his two-year deal after one year if his knees weren't healthy. After appearing in just five games this season, it's clear he's shot. Once a rising young superstar in the league, Roy was felled by seven career knee surgeries. Now 28, the 2007 Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star is unlikely to get another chance. David Khan was the only GM silly enough to give Roy a guaranteed contract, and he's since been fired by the Wolves.
Flip Saunders wasted no time in his new role as President of Basketball Operations for the Timberwolves and fired five scouts on Wednesday.
Although the move doesn't have fantasy relevance, it's clear that Saunders wants to leave his stamp on the organization and that comes as expected. Of those who were dismissed, the longest-tenured was with the team for eight seasons. Saunders also spent "much" of Wednesday with Rick Adelman, another sign that the veteran head coach is anticipating a return.
Ricky Rubio and his family are reportedly "disappointed" in the decision to fire GM David Kahn, sources told Ric Bucher.
We're taking this with a huge grain of salt. Bucher reports that the disappointment stems "largely because Kahn is the one who stuck his neck out and drafted Rubio knowing he couldn't come over right away and did a lot of the legwork to expedite the start of Rubio's NBA career." We think Rubio and his family will be just fine.
Glen Taylor said Friday he's no longer interested in selling the Timberwolves.
Taylor said before the season he'd be interested in selling the club if the right suitors came along. On Friday, Taylor said he had "seller's remorse." "All of a sudden, I realized, well, what if I do sell this team? I like coming to games. I like being part of this team," Taylor said at the news conference introducing Flip Saunders as the team's new President of Basketball Operations.
There has been no decision made on the future of Rick Adelman, but new President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders expects him to return.
Adelman was tentatively planning to return as coach, but nothing has been decided with certainty yet. As long as Adelman's wife doesn't have a setback with her health, he should be back on the sidelines next season, and Saunders' belief that he'll be back speaks volumes.