The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired Gersson Rosas and are promoting Sachin Gupta to President of Basketball Operations on an interim basis, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A decision like this comes as somewhat of a surprise with training camp just a few days away, but the Wolves clearly had enough of Rosas’ behavior within the organization.
In a piece by Jon Krawczynski and Shams Charania of The Athletic, the two take a look into Rosas’ time in Minnesota, mentioning moments of dysfunction around team employees and disrespect towards Gupta. The article mentions different occasions where Rosas had an affair with a staffer, blocked Gupta from moving on to a higher paying position with the Houston Rockets, and banished him from the Wolves’ team offices.
There’s more from Minnesota:
- New Wolve Patrick Beverley was introduced last week at a press conference with the team’s offseason additions, saying that he simply just wants to win, no matter the role. Beverley was acquired in a trade for Jarrett Culver and Juancho Hernangomez back in August. “I don’t think it’s about a role. I just want to win, that’s it,” said Beverley. “I know it sounds so simple, but that’s the only thing I like to do is win. I like to win when playing cards. I like to win video games. I like to win shooting drills. I just like to win. So whatever role winning is a part of.”
- 27-year-old Taurean Prince (traded from Cleveland for Ricky Rubio) was also introduced at that same press conference. The career 37% three point shooter was asked what position he sees himself playing this season. “I can go from three, four, in my career I’ve played some five depending on the situation, time, and score,” said Prince. “But it’s just wherever I’m asked to be and wherever I’m told to try to help affect the game, that’s what I’m going to do.”
- Rookie Leandro Bolmaro has arrived in Minnesota and is ready to start his NBA career. Bolmaro signed a four year, $11.8 million dollar deal this month after playing with FC Barcelona since 2018. “First time I had seen him live, I said ‘This kid’s fearless,’” Wolves head coach Chris Finch told the media. “We love that about him.”