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Updated: July 8th, 2014 3:20pm
Wolves' first-rounder Zach LaVine signs rookie contract

Wolves' first-rounder Zach LaVine signs rookie contract

by The Associated Press
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6/27/2014
Sports Over Beers, episode 21. Kevin Love, Wolves chatter with Doogie
Sports Over Beers welcomes Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson to the podcast to talk some Wolves. We talk new draft choice Zach LaVine and his now infamous “F*** me” comment. All kinds of answers from Wolfson on what the next year will hold for the Timberwolves. What other changes do you see the Wolves making before the Wolves head to camp? What are the chances that Kevin Love is dealt before the season? What is Flip Saunders’ greatest motivation in regards to Love? Who are the most likely trade partners? What free agents will interest the Wolves? Are there other players beyond Love that the Wolves will look to trade? Will Minnesota use the mid-level exception? What do you think of Zach LaVine’s reaction to being drafted and what do you think of LaVine as a player? Why didn’t LaVine go back to UCLA for another year to improve his draft stock? Can Flip adapt to the modern NBA demands of head coaches? Will Dante Cunningham sign with the Wolves? What will become of Alexey Shved? Who will fill out the coaching staff?-- Also, some some surprising predictions about Kevin Garnett, Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic. The podcast episode is sponsored by Shock Top. "Live life unfiltered."
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft pick Zach LaVine.

The Timberwolves announced the signing on Tuesday on the second day of a camp to prepare LaVine and others for the team's summer league competition in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LaVine was the 13th overall pick out of UCLA last month. He averaged 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds as a freshman last season. But the Timberwolves believe LaVine's versatility and athleticism will eventually make him an impact player in the NBA.

Team president and coach Flip Saunders called LaVine "exceptional" after the team's first workout on Monday and says he has no doubt the 19-year-old can play both guard positions.

© The Associated Press
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