Timberwolves' D-League team holding open tryout at Target Center tomorrow

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Sure, it's not as sexy as Madison Square Garden, but making a D-League roster means you're just one step away from the NBA.
Wanna play in the NBA?

Here's your chance. No, seriously, we're not bullshitting, if you have the skills you really have a chance!

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Glen Taylor puts Kevin Love on blast

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Taylor is bitter over K-Love decision to dump the T-Wolves.
During his introductory news conference yesterday in Cleveland, Kevin Love followed Denny Green's path down the high road.

"I loved my time there. The people of Minnesota were great," Love said. "The fans were great. They showed up win, lose or draw... It was a great six years. I enjoyed my time."

Back in Minnesota, Wolves owner Glen Taylor wasn't as sanguine, however.

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Bye Bye K-Love: A tribute to a Timberwolves all-time great [VIDEO]

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The K-Love era stunk from a wins-and-losses standpoint, but his individual greatness can't be denied.
With the blockbuster trade now finalized, there will be plenty of time to get excited about the new batch of young, athletic Timberwolves, headlined by top draft choice Andrew Wiggins, who will be publicly introduced to Minnesota by Flip Saunders during a press conference at the State Fair tomorrow.

But before we let ourselves completely wig out about Wiggins, we want to take a moment and recognize Kevin Love for the relatively thankless job he's done establishing himself as the unquestioned second-best player in T-Wolves franchise history over the past six years.

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"Minnesota nice" Kevin Love jersey burning is pretty funny [VIDEO]

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K-Love is a beast, but it's time for a change of scenery.
Cleveland fans were pissed as hell when LeBron took his talents to South Beach in 2010 and burned his jerseys on the streets to show it.

Sure, Kevin Love ain't no Bron. But as news broke last week that he's on his way out of town, you'd expect there to be some First Avenue angst about the second-best player in Timberwolves history leaving Minneapolis, wouldn't you?

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How LeBron James saved the Timberwolves

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When this was taken in June, Wolves fans couldn't have imagined Andrew Wiggins would play his first game for Minnesota. But thanks to LeBron, it appears he will.
Two months ago, the Timberwolves were in a tough spot. Kevin Love had already made it clear he wanted out of Minneapolis, and the most enticing available trade looked to be with Golden State, where the best player coming our way, guard Klay Thompson, would be hitting restricted free agency next summer and looking for a huge long-term contract.

Basketball considerations aside, Flip Saunders and company couldn't have been reassured to hear Klay's dad, former University of Minnesota star Mychael Thompson, go on the radio in California and say he was "depressed" and "disappointed" about the rumors linking his son to the Timberwolves. Thompson, in fact, said he was "going to have to talk [Klay] down off the ledge" if he was traded to Minnesota.

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Timberwolves one of handful of NBA teams to lose money last season

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Somewhere, Glen Taylor is channeling the sentiments of Zach LaVine.
A season that began with such optimism ended in bitter, familiar disappointment for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that feeling reportedly translated into a financial loss for the organization.

Grantland's stellar NBA reporter Zach Lowe somehow obtained and verified "a confidential memo the league sent to all 30 teams in early June" that breaks down each team's estimated profits or losses for the 2013-14 season, and according to it, the Timberwolves were one of only nine teams to lose money. (Lowe, regrettably, doesn't include the full memo in his report.)

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Did Zach LaVine say "f**k me" after Timberwolves drafted him? [VIDEO]

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In fairness, draft night has never been the Timberwolves organization's strength...
With the 13th pick in last night's NBA draft, the Timberwolves selected Zach LaVine, a raw but talented 6-5 19-year-old who spent one season at UCLA.

LaVine made quite a first impression with Minnesotans by muttering what appeared to be "fuck me" moments after his name was called out.

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Flip Saunders hires Flip Saunders to coach Timberwolves: Top tweets

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Flip will introduce Flip during a Target Center news conference today.
As Roger Daltrey of The Who once said, "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss..."

Yesterday, Flip Saunders -- the winningest, longest-tenured coach in Timberwolves history -- hired himself to become the new-old coach of the team. That's possible because Saunders was hired last summer by Glen Taylor to be the Wolves' President of Basketball Operations, which means he has the power to fire and hire coaches. And oh yeah, he's also part owner of the team. Maybe Flip can find some spare time to sell season ticket packages too? After all, with Kevin Love apparently no longer wanting any part of Minnesota, the sales staff can probably use all the help it can get.

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Sure sounds like Kevin Love, Timberwolves are headed for summertime breakup

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"It's not you, it's... nah, actually it is you."
Unceasing speculation about Kevin Love's long-term future in Minnesota has been ongoing at least since January 2012, when Love signed a less-than-maximum four-year contract extension with an option to walk away after the third year.

In the months that followed, reports emerged that Love wasn't happy with then-President of Basketball Operations David Kahn's much-criticized decision to not give him a maximum five-year deal. Though Kahn was jettisoned for Flip Saunders in April of last year, a disappointing 2013-14 season left K-Love very, very sad, and now, with only one year left between Love and free agency, a number of reports are surfacing indicating team officials have already been informed the second-best player in franchise history has no interest in again re-signing here.

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Wolves' Dante Cunningham won't face charges for terroristic threats arrest -- for now

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Cunningham's Thursday mugshot (left) and his Sunday mugshot.
Sunday afternoon, Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested for allegedly sending his girlfriend threatening electronic messages. That came just two days after he was charged with a felony for allegedly strangling her early Thursday morning.

Despite the terroristic threats arrest, Cunningham posted bail Monday and was released from custody without additional charges being filed. That doesn't mean charges can't be added down the line, however.

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