Timberwolves Fined $250K For Hosting Players At A-Rod’s House

The Timberwolves have been fined $250,000 by the NBA for violating a rule aimed at limiting offseason team gatherings — specifically those held outside of the organization’s city. News of the fine was announced Monday, as relayed by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

According to the report, minority team owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez hosted Timberwolves players for a team gathering in Miami back in September, which infringed on the Association’s policy to prohibit ownership “from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions for their players outside a team’s home market.” The meeting was held at Rodriguez’s Miami residence.

Per details surrounding the story, executives and front office members were also in attendance, and the gathering was not intended to be held in a tactful manner.

Both Lore and Rodriguez joined the Timberwolves’ ownership group back in July 2021 and are set to claim a larger stake in the team, as part of the deal, in 2023. 

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