Is something big brewing with the Wolves?

A respected reporter got the ball rolling on some speculation.
Author:
Publish date:

The big waves of NBA free agency have already passed, but something interesting might be happening with the Timberwolves. 

Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic, arguably the premiere Wolves reporter in the country, told KFAN's Dan Barreiro on Monday that "some pretty good news" could come out this week. 

"There is the potential for some pretty good news to come out of here over the next four or five days, we'll see if it happens or not," said Krawczynski, who is in Las Vegas covering the Wolves' Summer League team. 

Krawczynski confirmed that Karl-Anthony Towns could begin discussions with the Wolves this week regarding a possible five-year, $180 million contract extension, but that's not what Krawcyznski was referring to with his cryptic words. 

"There is another thing that I have kind of been summoned out here to do, so we'll see how that goes," he said. 

If anything, Krawczynski has created some suspense, especially because his mysterious mission comes on the heels of multiple reports that suggest Jimmy Butler doesn't like playing with Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins, and that Towns has had his own issues with Minnesota's front office.  in Wolves nation. 

But trying to figure out what exactly Krawczynski might be talking about is maddening, so it's probably best to sit back and wait for something to unfold. 

That said, Butler did like someone's comment on Instagram that said: "jimmy to spurs." 

Butler, who has been traveling the world this summer, later posted a photo on Instagram with the caption: "where to next?" Now we know he's just messing with everyone. 

Ok, now we're just getting way too crazy. We better stop now.

Next Up

closed sign

What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.

PennyMomentos

How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

coronavirus, Iowa

MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

covid-19, coronavirus

Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.

Drywall

Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.

ambulance

4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.

20201107_vivir-1151-Edit

Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.

MasklessJudgesinWiscoyTownship

At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

Related

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler reacts to fight between KAT, Embiid

The Wolves are reportedly upset with how the NBA punished Embiid.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Reinvigorated Wolves still facing brutal stretch amid losing streak

A brutal schedule awaits a team that has lost 13 straight.

Illness spreading through Wolves' locker room?

Jimmy Butler missed two games last week and now another star player is sick.

Reports: Butler's meeting with Wolves to have big impact on KAT

Butler is reportedly seriously contemplating his future in Minnesota.

Report: Butler 'fed up' with KAT, unlikely to re-sign with Wolves

This is turning into a terrible offseason for the Wolves.

Will Taylor be forced to choose between Towns and Thibs?

It's hypothetical at this point, but the speculation has taken us there.