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3dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Butler to talk Wolves future with Thibs

A meeting between Jimmy Butler and Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is expected to set the tone for Butler's final season under contract -- and his impending free agency in July, league sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The addition of Luol Deng now has the Timberwolves with 13 guaranteed contracts and $1.36M below the luxury tax threshold. Reserve James Nunnally has $350K guaranteed of his $1.3M contract. Minnesota will enter the tax if Nunnally is retained and the final roster spot is filled with a guaranteed contract. Deng will earn $2.4M and have a $1.5M cap hit. The forward will also earn $14.35M this season from the Lakers as part of an early September buyout.

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KG suing accountant over alleged theft of $77M

Kevin Garnett is suing an accountant and his firm, alleging they helped a wealth manager steal $77 million from the retired Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics star.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.

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22dAAP

Adel latest Aussie to have crack at NBA

Victorian Deng Adel could become the latest Australian in the NBA after signing a training camp deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA 2K League managing director Brendan Donohue discusses the future and expansion of the league, including the potential of future inclusion of international teams in Europe and Asia. In August, the 2K League, which consisted of 17 teams throughout its first season, received commitments from another four NBA teams — the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves — to join the league next season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by veteran forward and Brooklyn native Taj Gibson, who will host a basketball tournament and back-to-school event in Fort Greene this weekend. Like years past, Gibson will give away backpacks filled with donated school supplies to area children.

Why haven't KAT, Wolves agreed to extension yet? (1:52)
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T'wolves' Butler has minor hand surgery

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler has already returned to offseason activities after undergoing minor surgery on his right hand.

KAT sends Internet star flying with wicked crossover (0:20)
Ethan's dream comes true thanks to Jimmy Butler (6:36)
Butler knows he can make more money next year (0:32)
Okogie pickpockets defender, throws down dunk (0:18)
Stark pulls off circus layup (0:18)
Okogie tracks back for chase-down block (0:17)
Could Kyrie, Butler team up on the Knicks in 2019? (1:55)

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1(20)Josh OkogieSGGeorgia Tech
2(18)Keita Bates-DiopSFOhio State

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