Wolves Updates 7/11

 
Corey Brewer has unveiled his newly redesigned "official website".
 
 
Nice deal: Not only did the Timberwolves get a first-round draft pick from the Philadelphia 76ers for Rodney Carney and Calvin Booth this week, but a little birdie says Philadelphia also will pick up almost all of Carney’s and Booth’s salaries for next season, which total nearly $3 million. The Wolves will pay $500,000 of Carney’s $1.65 million paycheck. The 76ers are paying all of Booth’s $1.3 million contract. 
 
 
 
Mike Anthony/Hartford Courant on the Greater Hartford Pro-Am summer basketball league:
Gomes, a Waterbury native and an NBA free agent after spending last
season with the Timberwolves, is again expected to play after he signs
a contract.
 
 

Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site profiles new Wolves acquisition Rodney Carney. 

 
 
 
The Timberwolves announced they will host eight coed youth basketball
camps and the Lynx will host an all-girls camp in the Twin Cities metro
area this summer. Two-time NBA champ and Timberwolves forward Mark
Madsen, former first-round NBA draft pick and Timberwolves assistant
coach Ed Pinckney and Timberwolves radio voice Billy McKinney will
co-host camps in select communities.
 
 
 
Bryce Taylor, the undrafted member of the Oregon Ducks trio of seniors,
agreed Friday to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA summer
league.
 
Taylor, who watched as former teammates Malik Hairston (48th overall by
Phoenix, then traded to San Antonio) and Maarty Leunen (54th by
Houston) were selected in the second round Thursday, picked a team
clearly in need of a shooting guard.
 
"Once that O.J. Mayo trade went down, I knew they would be needing a
two-guard,” said Taylor, who worked out for the Timberwolves earlier
this month.
 
 
 
One
reason local players are signing with colleges all over the country is
because AAU programs have expanded and coaches are getting to see these
basketball players in tournaments across the nation. This is one reason
new Timberwolves swingman Mike Miller of Mitchell, S.D., wound up with
the Florida Gators…
 

Miller said the Gophers recruited him and he ”looked heavily" at the
school so he could stay close to home. "But, at the end of the day,
coach Donovan, and making my own mark at the University of Florida, was
something that won out," he said.  

 

 
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