Talk to anyone in Denver and they will tell you Juancho Hernangomez was a beloved teammate -- driven by his desire to connect with people. His connection with both Rubio and Beasley is deep. I'd assume his personality and mentality lead him to further connections in Minnesota.
A source within the league told me a suspension for Malik Beasley is "likely" in response to his arrest this fall. Asked today about whether Beasley might be facing a suspension, Gersson Rosas said "it's an ongoing process" that Beasley and the team have fully cooperated with.
On Zoom w/ Ryan Saunders + Malik Beasley: Ryan: "On the defensive end, we need to show improvement there. And these guys have all said they're more committed there. And Malik being the first guy there... Malik tells me every day" Malik then chimes in: "First team All-D, baby!"
Juancho Hernangomez on Karl-Anthony Towns "He's a perennial MVP. We need him to be here 100%. We need him healthy. We need him to motivate. He's our leader. We're gonna go as far as he wants to. So that's kind of a pressure on him, but I think he's ready to take the challenge."
Just finished recording w/ @JaceFrederick -- who had to be finished before the Bachelorette started -- and we discussed today's introductory press conference for Ricky Rubio + Ed Davis We also used these Vegas over/unders to discuss where the Timberwolves might fall in the West
Yet another reminder how many different things the #Timberwolves explored doing pre-draft, draft night, and into early free agency. Ended on adding Rubio and Davis (and re-signing their two big RFAs), but easily could've been a lot different.
📝 KNICKS NOTE Facundo Campazzo wrote about being recruited to NBA: “There was mild interest from New York and Minnesota made a hard run at my services with my friend Pablo Prigioni recruiting me all the time, but it was impossible to say no to Denver” https://t.co/W8wjHIwtcq
Great to hear from Ricky again this morning. In 6 years with the Wolves, he ranks... 2nd in Assists 2nd in Steals 8th in Minutes 10th in Games 15th in Points 15th in Rebounds
Just had a nice chat w/ new #Timberwolves F Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. He was on the way to the airport to fly here. He’s talked to coach Saunders, is pumped. Said he’s close w/ DLo and Davis, the latter, in particular. Said he talks to Davis very often, that Davis is a confidant.
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