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Timberwolves reportedly hire Gersson Rosas as President of Basketball Operations

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One of the Wizards’ candidates is now off the board.

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Gersson Rosas, who was reportedly a candidate to be the Wizards’ President of Basketball Operations, has instead taken the same spot with the Minnesota Timberwolves according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

With Rosas off the board, the Wizards are down to three candidates they’ve interviewed: Former Cavaliers and Hawks GM Danny Ferry, Thunder VP Troy Weaver, and Wizards Interim President Tommy Sheppard. Washington could add new candidates to the mix. Nuggets President Tim Connelly has been the biggest name linked to the job, but others could emerge like Nets Assistant GM Trajan Langdon, or even Raptors President Masai Ujiri, who NBC Washington’s Ben Standig reported could be a wild card because of his ties to the area.

Now that the Timberwolves have made their decision, the Wizards have the luxury of being the only team with a clear opening for a new top executive. However, that could change depending on what the Lakers do after Magic Johnson’s sudden departure last month.

The next week will tell us a lot about the state of the Wizards’ search for a new top executive. Either we get a quick resolution because the team goes with one the three candidates they’ve already talked to, or else they’re pursuing a candidate they think is worth the wait. All we can do now is wait and see how it plays out.