Timberwolves owner-to-be Alex Rodriguez drops truth bomb on moving franchise
On media day Monday, Minnesota Timberwolves owners-to-be Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore were present to take questions and provide answers on an array of topics.
Some have speculated that the pair of owners will set out to move the Timberwolves from Minnesota. It’s something they have adamantly denied before and did so again on Monday, per Kurt Helin of NBC Sports.
Alex Rodriguez reiterates they have no intention to move Timberwolves, says there is a lot of potential to unlock in Minnesota. Lore mentions potentially building a new arena.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) September 27, 2021
The interesting angle brought up actually came from Lore, who brought up the idea of building a new arena.
Currently, the Timberwolves play at Target Center in downtown Minneapolis right next to Target Field, where the Minnesota Twins play.
It was just back in 2017 that Target Center underwent major renovations that took 18 months to complete. The outside of the building underwent a complete facelift and looks a lot more modern. Now the idea of building a new arena entirely could be on the table for the Timberwolves.
It’s been a bit messy in the land of the Timberwolves lately. Gersson Rosas was fired recently, right before the start of training camp in a move that sent shockwaves throughout the entire NBA. Many have continued the jokes at the expense of the Wolves as the franchise continues to struggle to be competent at the top of the organization.
Rodriguez and Lore will hope to bring stability to the franchise along with a winning team. The roster for the Timberwolves looks pretty solid as it’s being spearheaded by Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards.
Minnesota fans can exhale for now, as the new ownership group has no intentions of moving the franchise.