The Timberwolves won 114-81 over Haifa in a preseason game Tuesday night. Kevin Love led the Wolves with 24 points and 8 rebounds, Brandon Roy added 19 points in 25 minutes and Andrei Kirilenko had 13 points and 8 rebounds for Minnesota. The Wolves shot 47 percent from the field and Haifa shot 39 percent.
The Timberwolves will play their first preseason game at the Fargodome against Indiana tonight at 7pm. The Wolves have a new-look team that includes veterans Brandon Roy and Andrei Kirilenko. The Wolves also welcome a slimmed down Nikola Pekovic and Derrick Williams. Pekovic reported lost 7 pounds and have improved his muscle mass. Williams has lost approximately 30 pounds in hopes of playing more small forward this season.
The Timberwolves introduced shooting guard Brandon Roy at a press conference today at Target Center. The 28-year old Roy is coming out of retirement after missing all of last season with chronic knee problems. He played 5 seasons in Portland and the 6'6 guard averaged 19 points a game.
The Timberwolves plan to introduce shooting guard Brandon Roy at a press conference Tuesday at 1:00 at Target Center. The 6'6 guard is coming out of retirement and has agreed to a 2-year contract with the Wolves. Roy averaged 14 points in game in his final season in the NBA with Portland before retiring with chronic knee problems.
The Timberwolves have reached a contract agreement with 6'11 restricted free agent center Greg Stiemsma. The Boston Celtics are not expected to match the offer because they are salary cap strapped. Stiemsma averaged 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 55 games for the Celtics in 2011-2012. Stiemsma is expected to be the backup center to Nikola Pekovic this season for the Wolves.
The Timberwolves will not have Nicolas Batum playing for them this season. Portland matched the 4-year $46 Million offer sheet the Wolves signed restricted free agent Batum to. The Wolves tried to workout a sign and trade deal last week with Portland but no deal could be struck. Batum is a 23-year old 6'8 small forward who averaged 13.9 points a game with the Blazers in 2011-2012.
The Timberwolves/Nicolas Batum saga will finally come to an end this week. The Wolves signed Batum to a 4-year $46 Million offer sheet Sunday night. Portland has until 11pm (CT) Wednesday to match the offer or lose him to Minnesota. Batum is a 23-year old 6-8 small forward who averaged 13.9 points a game with Portland in 2011-2012.
The Timberwolves have come to a agreement to unrestricted free agent shooting guard Brandon Roy on a 2-year $10 Million contract. Roy is coming out of retirement at age 27 after retiring with chronic knee problems. He received some treatment oversees and is attempting a comeback. Roy is a 6'6 211 shooting guard who averaged 19 points and 4 rebounds a game throughout his career.
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