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NBA Rumors: Tim Connelly, T-Wolves Conform to Restructured Contract After Playoff Loss

Timothy Rapp @@TRappaRT Featured Columnist IV June 5, 2024 David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images The Minnesota Timberwolves and team president Tim Connelly have reportedly agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him with the team through the 2024-25 season, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. Per that report, “Connelly’s opt-out clause

NBA Rumors: Tim Connelly, T-Wolves Conform to Restructured Contract After Playoff Loss

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 5, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 26: General Manager Tim Connelly of the Minnesota Timberwolves talks to the press on June 26, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and staff president Tim Connelly have reportedly agreed to a restructured contract that may maintain him with the staff by way of the 2024-25 season, based on Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Per that report, “Connelly’s opt-out clause has been moved to subsequent 12 months.”

Connelly went from being the final supervisor of the Denver Nuggets for 9 seasons to being hired as Minnesota’s president of basketball operations in Might 2022 to a five-year, $40 million deal that additionally included possession fairness.

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski

Connelly might have opted out now with the possession scenario in flux. This settlement permits him and the Wolves to deal with a vital summer time whereas additionally giving Connelly some flexibility to see how the struggle between Glen Taylor and Marc Lore/Alex Rodriguez will play out.

He virtually instantly made a significant splash, buying and selling Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, the draft rights to heart Walker Kessler, 4 first-round picks and a 2026 first-round decide swap to the Utah Jazz for Rudy Gobert.

That commerce raised eyebrows on the time, on condition that the Wolves already had Karl-Anthony Cities on the roster. On the time when extra groups have been going smaller, preferring perimeter capturing and lengthy, athletic, 3-and-D wings, Minnesota zagged, selecting to go along with a two-big lineup as a substitute.

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However the Wolves have made the playoffs in two straight seasons and reached the Western Convention Finals this 12 months, upsetting Connelly’s former staff within the course of.

“I feel when Connelly made that [Gobert] commerce, everyone was laughing at him like, ‘What’s he doing?’ However he made an awesome staff,” Nuggets heart Nikola Jokić told reporters in early Might. “I feel he deserves the credit score for doing that, and naturally, the teaching workers are ensuring issues are working. And I feel they’re a very harmful staff.”

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski

Tim Connelly says “that is the objective” to remain in Minnesota long run. He has the flexibility to choose out of his contract quickly.

Says his household feels roots beginning to kind right here in Minnesota.

Granted, a few of Minnesota’s success must be attributed to the skyrocketing star energy of Anthony Edwards. And whereas the staff’s massive lineup was completely constructed to stifle the Nuggets, it struggled in opposition to the smaller, extra athletic Dallas Mavericks, led by late-game closers in Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving.

However the Wolves are clearly a staff on the rise, and Connelly has them pointed in the fitting route.

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