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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The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Arrested team

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Not a bad big three: Beasley (left), Big Al, and Rider (right).
Sure, it's not quite on the level of the Vikings All-Arrested team we wrote about a few years ago, but following Dante Cunningham's arrests (the plural is not a typo), the Minnesota Timberwolves can now go eight deep with a squad made up exclusively of players who landed in the crime blotter while playing here.

And you know what? It's not a terrible roster, with a nice mix of interior size and perimeter scoring and decent depth to boot. As coach, you'd just have to make sure to keep a close eye on your scoring wings during roadtrips to Colorado and Washington, if you catch our drift.

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Timberwolves' Dante Cunningham arrested for second time in week

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Cunningham's latest mugshot
-- Update at bottom --

Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham had a very eventful week. Unfortunately, most everything that happened doesn't bode well for his future employment as an NBA player.

Hours after a Wolves victory Wednesday night, Cunningham was arrested for domestic assault. The next day, he was charged with a felony -- his girlfriend told investigators "she felt like she was being strangled to death" during the alleged Thursday morning assault. That evening, Cunningham posted $40,000 bail, hopped a flight to Florida, and arrived in time to play a key role in the Wolves' Saturday night game in Orlando.

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Wolves' Dante Cunningham allegedly strangled girlfriend to point she thought she was dying

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Cunningham's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Timberwolves' Dante Cunningham arrested for second time in week

Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation a day after he was arrested after 4 a.m. at his Medina residence.

Cunningham and his girlfriend started dating last summer, but recently they've been having problems, she told police. They had a particularly heated argument Thursday morning following the Timberwolves 102-88 victory the night before -- after he became angry and left, his girlfriend "locked the bedroom door behind him," the complaint says.

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Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham arrested for domestic assault at 4 a.m.

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Cunningham's mugshot
Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham is currently in Hennepin County Jail after being booked early this morning on suspicion of domestic assault in Medina.

According to Ed Belland, direct of public safety in Medina, Cunningham was arrested after police were called to his residence at 472 Medina Road at 4:01 a.m. this morning.

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Kevin Love is seriously sad [VIDEO]

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The 2013-14 Timberwolves season began with such optimism. Ten years removed from the team's last playoff berth, it looked like the NBA's most downtrodden franchise was finally about to get over the hump.

But after a hot start, the Wolves started losing close games. Unfortunately, they never stopped, and after a heartbreaking defeat at home Sunday against Phoenix -- the Wolves led by 22 in the second but characteristically crumbled in crunch time -- the meaningful portion of this season's schedule is over. As has been the case every year since the MV3 Western Conference Finals run of 2004, there will be no playoffs this spring for the Pups.

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