Another month gone, and another month closer to the start of the Minnesota Timberwolves 2012-13 season. We began the month of September by analyzing the rumors behind the Timberwolves then-apparent interest in free agent knucklehead Andray Blatche, who ultimately failed to receive a contract offer from Minnesota and ended up signing a deal to play for the Brooklyn Nets.
Along with Blatche, former Sacramento King center Hassan Whiteside received interest from Minnesota and was even flown to Minneapolis for a private workout with the team. However, Whiteside too did not receive a contract offer from the club as Minnesota instead signed veteran PF-C Lou Amundson, who most recently played for Indiana last season. The signing of Amundson spelled the end of contract negotiations between Anthony Tolliver and the Pups, and Tolliver instead signed a veteran minimum deal to play for the Atlanta Hawks.
Playing in Spain this season for the club Obradoiro, Robbie Hummel suffered a torn meniscus in the same knee in which he had previously torn his ACL twice. To cap off the summer, we summed up the entire offseason in an extensive summer recap and added our thoughts as to why Nikola Pekovic will be the “Most Important Cog” this season.
Continuing our weekly “Timberwolves Video of the Week”, we reminisced on KG finally winning his championship ring, the top ten plays of Brandon Roy’s career, paid tribute to Malik Sealy, and finally looked back at Kevin Love’s historic 31-31 performance two seasons ago.