Since returning to the Wolves as director of basketball operations in May of 2013, Flip Saunders has overseen two drafts. Here are some of the significant moves he’s made since then:
June 27: After the player they wanted – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – was taken 8th, one pick ahead of them, Saunders went to Plan B. He took Trey Burke, then traded his rights to Utah in exchange for pick No. 14 (Shabazz Muhammad) and No. 21 (Gorgui Dieng).
July 11: As part of a three-team trade, acquired Kevin Martin and cash considerations from Oklahoma City and sent Luke Ridnour and a 2014 second-round pick to Milwaukee.
July 12: Re-signed Chase Budinger and brought Corey Brewer back to Minnesota.
Aug. 14: Signed Nikola Pekovic to a 5-year, $60 million deal.
June 6: Named himself head coach.
June 26: Took UCLA guard Zach LaVine with the 13th pick in the draft.
Aug. 23: Traded Kevin Love to Cleveland and Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute to Philadelphia in a three-team deal that brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thad Young to the Wolves.
Oct. 27: Waived J.J. Barea.
Oct. 31: Signed Ricky Rubio to a four-year extension worth at least $55 Million.
Dec. 19: Traded Corey Brewer to Houston for Troy Daniels.
Feb. 10: Traded Troy Daniels and Mo Williams to Charlotte for Gary Neal and a second-round pick.
Feb. 19: Sent Thad Young to Brooklyn in order to bring Wolves legend Kevin Garnett back to Minnesota.
March 5: Claimed Justin Hamilton off waivers.