Most of the eight NBA teams whose seasons have ended are pushing to engage in joint practices as ramp-ups for regional summer leagues in August, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Kyle Rudolph held a donation drive on Friday in the parking lot of a now-closed Cub Foods near East Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis where residents from the surrounding area could receive nonperishable food and other essential items.
Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews, Andrew Lopez and Kevin Pelton discuss the events of the past week and how the NBA community has rallied around the cause. Then, the crew tries to answer questions about the quality of games to expect when the NBA returns, if the "playoff-plus" format is fair and whether the league is trying to tailor its return plan around Zion Williamson and the Pelicans (16:00).
Protests that began in the Twin Cities over the killing of George Floyd continue to spread and intensify across the United States and beyond. We're joined by Ryan Saunders, head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 34-year-old Minnesota native grew up in the world of basketball, as son of the late Minnesota college and NBA coach Flip Saunders. The young coach has made public statements in recent days about the need for white sports figures, like himself, to speak out in support of black colleagues and communities of color. He shares what he's learned as he's listened to his team's thoughts and experiences on race, violence and policing, as well as the work that lies ahead.
Stephen Jackson, a 14-year NBA veteran who became friends with George Floyd while growing up in Texas, spoke at a rally in memory of Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in police custody after pleading that he could not breathe.
On a Zoom call, Timberwolves players and coach Ryan Saunders shared their perspectives on the situation in Minneapolis.
The world misses NBA basketball. Our experts do too. That's why they're reliving some the most memorable moments of 2019-20 so far.
Karl-Anthony Towns has been "incredible through this whole process" despite the death of his mother, Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, due to complications from the coronavirus on April 13, Wolves president Gersson Rosas says.
The Minnesota Timberwolves, led by Dr. Robby Sikka, and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up to lead a leaguewide study that aims to establish what percentage of NBA players, coaches, executives and staff have developed antibodies to the coronavirus.
The 1997-98 season didn't need to be "the last dance" for Jordan's Bulls, Ramona Shelburne explains to Brian Windhorst and Kirk Goldsberry. Plus, the crew discusses potential modifications to the CBA and how they might lead to some "big-time" players suddenly hitting the open market (27:30).
Can you compare across eras? Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan, Tim MacMahon and Kevin Pelton offer thoughts on NBArank's 74 greatest players of all time.
Larry Hardesty and Gordon Damer discuss the top news stories of the day including the untimely demise of NY Post photog Anthony Causi and Karl Anthony Towns' mother Jackie due to COVID-19.
The mother of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has died due to complications from the coronavirus, her family announced Monday. Jacqueline Cruz-Towns was 58.
Draft expert Mike Schmitz joins Brian Windhorst and Kevin Pelton to re-select the NBA's 2019 draft lottery based on the information we now have from this season. Plus, a question from the Hoopline about the logistics of a virtual NBA Draft (46:00).
Kevin Garnett made some, um, colorful comments about the Timberwolves this week. Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon try to make sense of the soon-to-be Hall of Famer's messy relationship with Minnesota before discussing what it will take for the NBA to return in 2020 (28:26).
Darko Milicic was the second pick in the 2003 NBA Draft...and maybe the biggest bust in basketball history. After leaving the pros in 2012, Darko started a new life in Serbia that's almost completely free from basketball. ESPN's Sam Borden joins the show to tell the story of Darko's transformation from legendary bust and party guy to apple orchard-owning family man.
"Glen [Taylor] knows where I'm at. I'm not entertaining it. First of all, it's not genuine. Two, he's getting pressure from a lot of fans and, I guess, the community there," Kevin Garnett told The Athletic of the Wolves' possibly retiring his number.
From brand switches to unique innovations, the sneaker journeys of this year's legendary Hall of Fame trio were as interesting as their basketball careers.
The Minnesota big man's legendary intensity fueled his final NBA task: mentoring 2015 No. 1 pick Karl-Anthony Towns.
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich and Patrick Baumann have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.