Alex Rodriguez is rumored to want to move the Timberwolves to Seattle.
But he’s at least saying he’ll keep the franchise in Minnesota.
Dane Moore of Blue Wire Podcasts:
In a comment on his most recent Instagram post, Alex Rodriguez makes his first public statement that he will keep the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/XLR5mbYwSw
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) June 15, 2021
Though the sale agreement with Glen Taylor doesn’t prohibit Rodriguez and Marc Lore from moving the team, there would be roadblocks.
For one, the sale is facing a legal challenge. Even if the sale goes through, Rodriguez and Lore wouldn’t gain full control of the franchise for years.
Plus, the NBA must also approve a relocation. The league might prefer putting an expansion team in Seattle, which would generate a large expansion fee.
For speculation about a team moving, the New Orleans Pelicans are a better target.