Timberwolves Set 2014-15 Opening Night Roster

October 27, 2014

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has finalized its 2014-15 Opening Night roster by waiving guard J.J. Barea. The complete 2014-15 Wolves roster is available here.

“We’d like to thank J.J. for his three years in Minnesota,” said Timberwolves Head Coach Flip Saunders. “J.J. made our decision incredibly difficult with his play this preseason, highlighted by sparking a 13-point fourth quarter comeback against Chicago on Friday. In talking with J.J. and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties. He was a consummate professional throughout his time in Minnesota, and we thank him for his leadership both on and off the court. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Barea, 30, averaged 10.1 points and 4.1 assists in 21.7 minutes per game in 194 games (14 starts) with the Timberwolves. For his career, the eight-year veteran owns averages of 8.3 points and 3.4 assists in 509 games.

The Minnesota Timberwolves open up their 26th season on Wednesday, October 29 at the Memphis Grizzlies. The home opener will be the following night, Thursday, Oct. 30, vs. the Detroit Pistons. Tickets for Thursday’s home opener are available now by visiting Timberwolves.com/WolvesTix or by calling 612-673-1234.


Timberwolves Waive Brady Heslip

October 27, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived guard Brady Heslip. The Wolves roster now stands at 16 players.

Heslip, 24, appeared in four preseason games for the Wolves, tallying five points, two steals and one rebound in nine minutes of play. The 6-2 guard saw action in five games (two starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, shooting 61.1% from the field and 70.0% from three-point range. Heslip wrapped up his college career at Baylor as the best shooter in school history as well as one of the best shooters in Big 12 history, finishing his career with 1140 career points (20th in school history) and his 43.7% three-point percentage was the highest in school history and third-best in  Big 12 history.

The Minnesota Timberwolves open up their 26th season on Wednesday, October 29 at the Memphis Grizzlies. The home opener will be the following night, Thursday, Oct. 30, vs. the Detroit Pistons. Tickets for Thursday’s home opener are available now by visiting Timberwolves.com/WolvesTix or by calling 612-673-1234.


Timberwolves to Host Skyway Breakfast to Tip Off Home Opener

October 24, 2014

What: The Minnesota Timberwolves are tipping off their 2014-15 home opener by hosting a free breakfast on Oct. 30 in Target Center. Members of the Timberwolves staff, along with mascot Crunch will serve coffee and donuts to passersby in the skyway.

When:       Thursday, Oct. 30

6 – 9 a.m.

Where:     Target Center Skyway

600 First Avenue North

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Info:  The Timberwolves take on the Detroit Pistons for the home opener on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.  Tickets with no fees are available at www.timberwolves.com/wolvestix. Wolves tickets are also available by calling 1-800-4-NBA-TIX or visiting the Target Center Box Office.

The skyway breakfast is the conclusion of Timberwolves Two Weeks To Tip Off, which features a broad slate of social media giveaways and special promotions held throughout the Twin Cities during the 14 days leading up to the home opener. For more information on Two Weeks To Tip Off events and giveaways, visit www.timberwolvesevents.com.


Timberwolves 2014-15 Media Guide is Now Available

October 23, 2014

Click Here To View the 2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves Media Guide


Vanilla Ice to Perform at Timberwolves Home Opener on Oct. 30

October 22, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that multi-platinum recording artist Vanilla Ice will perform at halftime of the team’s regular season home opener against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Vanilla Ice topped the charts for 16 weeks with his multi-platinum breakthrough album To The Extreme, which became the fastest selling hip-hop album of all time. Featuring the smash hit “Ice Ice Baby,” To The Extreme , peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and sold 17 million copies worldwide. A two-time American Music Award winner, Vanilla Ice currently stars in “The Vanilla Ice Project” that recently aired its 4th season on the DIY Network.

Fans can purchase Timberwolves tickets with no fees all season long at Timberwolves.com/wolvestix. Tickets are also available by calling 1-800-4-NBA-TIX or visiting the Target Center Box Office. Timberwolves Memberships, Flex Packs and group tickets are also on sale and offer exclusive benefits, access to the most in-demand Wolves games and significant savings over single game prices. For more information or to purchase a membership, group tickets or Flex Pack, call 612-673-1234 or visit Timberwolves.com.


Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

October 20, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves roster now stands at 17 players.

Fesenko, 27, appeared in one preseason game for the Wolves, tallying one rebound and one steal in three minutes of play. The 7-1 center saw action in five games (three starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. Fesenko, originally drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (38th overall pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft, has averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game over his five-year NBA career.

The Minnesota Timberwolves open up their 26th season on Wednesday, October 29 at the Memphis Grizzlies. The home opener will be the following night, Thursday, Oct. 30, vs. the Detroit Pistons. Tickets for Thursday’s home opener are available now by visiting Timberwolves.com/WolvesTix or by calling 612-673-1234.


Timberwolves Exercise Team Options on Bennett, Dieng and Muhammad

October 19, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad.

Bennett, obtained in a trade from Cleveland on Aug. 23, saw action in 52 games for the Cavaliers in 2013-14, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. He posted two double-doubles on the season, tallying a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench Feb. 11 vs. Sacramento and scoring 10 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds off the bench Feb. 18 at Philadelphia.

Dieng saw action in 60 games last season, including 33 of the final 35; he averaged 4.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He started 15 of the final 18 contests, averaging 12.0 points and 11.3 while collecting nine double-doubles. Dieng closed his rookie NBA campaign by being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March.

Muhammad finished his rookie NBA season by appearing in 37 games for the Wolves, all off the bench, and averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game. He tallied a season-high 20 points Feb. 25 at Phoenix, one of four double-digit nights on the season.


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