Why The Timberwolves Shouldn’t Sign Joakim Noah

With a recent report confirming longstanding rumors that Tom Thibodeau would like to reunite with Joakim Noah next season, it has become urgent that Timberwolves fans understand how little sense this makes. Sure, there are reasons to think it would be a nifty addition. Noah had his best seasons under Thibodeau, who harnessed the big […] Why The Timberwolves Shouldn’t Sign Joakim...
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2 days ago

Kris Dunn Goes to the Wolves – Redundant or Brilliant?

Did the Minnesota Timberwolves find the fourth member of their core, or did Thibodeau simply pick another version of the point guard he already has? Effort. Defense. Basketball I.Q. Coachable. Team Player. Two-way Player. Heart. These are the attributes Tom Thibodeau has most valued in the players he has coached in the past. The greatest defensive mind in the league, “Thibs”...
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Report: Ricky Rubio likely to be traded by Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio’s future in Minnesota is likely coming to an end. The Timberwolves have a new regime in charge and drafted point guard Kris Dunn fifth overall on Thursday. Though there is no guarantee that they will keep Dunn, it sounds like they will be cutting Rubio loose soon. Minnesota has been shopping Ricky Rubio throughout the week. His future in Minnesota is likely coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler

It was recently reported about a week ago by ESPN, that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in trading the fifth pick in the draft as part of a deal to acquire All-Star Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.  This seemed to make a lot of sense to everyone considering that Butler played for Wolves head coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago and the Bulls are in a awkward stage after...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler?

Last summer, Jimmy Butler signed a 5-year, $90 million max contract with the Chicago Bulls. Now, Butler’s name is being thrown around in trade rumors. Should the Bulls consider trading Jimmy Butler? The answer is absolutely not. Unless a team offers multiple draft picks and proven players, Bulls management should not part ways with Butler. The two teams mentioned as having the...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency

Thibodeau’s Avengers, assemble? According to a report by Mitch Lawrence of the Sporting News on Sunday, the Minnesota Timberwolves are set to pursue Joakim Noah in free agency. The Timberwolves, of course, recently hired Tom Thibodeau, Noah’s longtime coach on the Chicago Bulls, to serve as their head coach and president of basketball operations. Noah, for his part, is an unrestricted...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau hired for coach, front office role with Minnesota

Arguably the best free agent coach in the NBA is off the market. Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau agreed to a reported mega five-year, $50 million contract to become both the head coach and president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal returns Thibs to the place where his NBA coaching career began, as he worked as an assistant there from...
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Thibodeau gunning for T-Wolves job, wants full control

Tom Thibodeau is reportedly being “aggressive” in his pursuit of the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves job because they can offer him full control of the franchise. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Chris Mannix of the Vertical, Thibodeau is seeking full control over player personnel, philosophy, and hirings, and is pursuing the Minnesota vacancy because it is the only currently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls execs told players they could tune out Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls enjoyed decent success in five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, but the relationship between the former head coach and his players went south in a hurry. The team’s front office apparently did nothing to help that. According to a report from Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, members of the Bulls front office — specifically vice president of basketball operations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

In a surprising move, the Phil Jackson-led New York Knicks have fired their head coach, ex-player Derek Fisher, in his second year and in the midst of a sizable skid. While it is a shock to see Jackson cut bait on his assumed protégé so soon, it is clear that this is the proper direction for the Knicks, as they realize this rebuild will be shorter than they had previously anticipated...
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February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

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