Timberwolves Rumors: Front Office, Towns, Trades, Brand, Simmons

Former Wolves Team President Gersson Rosas with point guard D'Angelo Russell (photo via USA Today Sports Images)

The Timberwolves are busy. The team is moving on from president of basketball operations Gerrsson Rosas, according to Shams Charania and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link).

“Today, the Minnesota Timberwolves parted ways with President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. As an organization, we remain committed to building a winning team that our fans and city can be proud of,” the team followed up in a statement

Rosas had been with the Wolves for two years, joining the franchise from the Rockets at the end of the 2018-19 season.

It appears that star Karl-Anthony Towns didn’t see the move coming, as he tweeted out.

Sachin Gupta will lead the front office on an interim basis, according to Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

Gupta previously served in the Sixers’ front office under Sam Hinkie (he also previously worked at ESPN and developed the Trade Machine). Hinkie has been on record crediting Gupta for many of the favorable Philadelphia trades during The Process.

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  • New Timberwolves owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriquez are fond of Sixers GM Elton Brand, Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report tweets. The scribe cautions that his intel is from this year’s Summer League, though it’s a situation to keep an eye on.

  • Michael Rand of the StarTribune believes the future of Towns in Minnesota hinges on the team trading for Ben Simmons. The Wolves are unlikely to make the playoffs without making major moves and another season without a postseason appearance could mean Towns forcing his way out.

  • Oddsmakers have the Timberwolves as +325 to land Simmons. However, it’s worth noting that those were the odds prior to the team parting ways with Rosas.

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