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Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones all in with kids through his AAU organization

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Serving as tournament director of the Howard Pulley Invitational in May, Jason Birr wasn’t going to be able to also coach his eighth-grade team at the AAU tournament that weekend in Maple Grove....
  • 14 days ago
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NBA West will be better, which means Timberwolves’ path to playoffs will be tougher

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — On the eve of free agency, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said his players were already committing to their offseason workouts. Andrew Wiggins was in the gym early in the offseason, Derrick Rose...
  • 15 days ago
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Report: Nemanja Bjelica agrees to a deal with the 76ers

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Nemanja Bjelica is heading to Philadelphia. The now former Timberwolves forward  agreed to a one-year deal with the 76ers on Thursday, according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Zach Lowe...
  • 16 days ago
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Jimmy Butler’s agent on report Butler is ‘fed up’ with Towns: ‘If he had an opinion to share about anyone … they wouldn’t have to read about it’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — More alleged offseason Timberwolves drama came down the pipeline Tuesday, as a Chicago Sun-Times report surfaced stating, among other things, that Wolves guard Jimmy Butler is “fed up”...
  • 18 days ago
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Timberwolves sign first-round draft pick Josh Okogie

TwinCities.com (Pioneer Press) — The Timberwolves on Monday night announced they have signed rookie guard Josh Okogie, their first-round pick (No. 20) overall in this year’s draft. The team did not release terms of the...
  • 18 days ago
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Timberwolves agree to one-year deal with Anthony Tolliver, rescind Bjelica’s qualifying offer

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves are welcoming back a familiar face. The Wolves agreed to a one-year deal with sharp-shooting forward Anthony Tolliver on Monday, a source confirmed. The deal is expected to use up...
  • 19 days ago
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Timberwolves agree to one-year deal with Derrick Rose

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Derrick Rose is sticking with Minnesota. The veteran point guard agreed to a one-year with the Timberwolves late Saturday night, soon after the start of free agency, a source confirmed. The deal...
  • 20 days ago
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Timberwolves waive veteran center Cole Aldrich

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves waived Cole Aldrich on Friday, a source told the Pioneer Press. The move saves Minnesota roughly $5 million. Aldrich signed a 3-year, $21 million free agent deal back in the...
  • 21 days ago
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Timberwolves can’t pay much, but here are a few free agents they could afford

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The purse strings are a little tighter for the Timberwolves this summer. After going on a spending spree of sorts last offseason, trading for Jimmy Butler, and signing Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson...
  • 22 days ago
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Despite LGTBQ inclusion, Billy Bean suspects baseball far from an openly gay player

TwinCities.com (John Shipley) — The Lynx celebrated Pride Night last weekend, Minnesota United will on Friday and the Twins are scheduled for July 9. These things resonate. Still, MLB vice president and former major leaguer...
  • 22 days ago
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Doing nothing with Jimmy Butler this offseason a major gamble for Timberwolves

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Jimmy Butler was the Timberwolves’ best and most valuable player last season. The Wolves were 37-22 with their star guard in the lineup during the 2017-18 campaign, and 10-13 when he was...
  • 22 days ago
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New year, same Timberwolves? Roster could look awfully familiar next season

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves improved by 16 games last season and snapped a 13-year playoff drought. So, maybe it makes sense to keep the band together, which looks like the mostly outcome for a team with...
  • 22 days ago
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Timberwolves rookies want to play early. But will they?

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — In more ways than one, the Timberwolves’ newly drafted rookies Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop fill many of the team’s needs. “Probably the reason we were brought here was our...
  • 24 days ago
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Forget free agency, Timberwolves need these rookies to contribute

TwinCities.com (John Shipley) — Remember that scene in “Good Will Hunting” where that MIT janitor solves the NBA salary cap equation? It’s an inspiring movie, especially the ending, where our boy buys a beat-up car, drives...
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

'That's my guy.' Wolves' Okogie has mentor in Rockets star Chris Paul

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — In high school, Okogie played for a summer on an AAU team sponsored by Houston point guard Chris Paul and last summer participated in Paul’s invitation-only camp for elite college guards.
  • 11 days ago
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Ex-Rhode Island standout Jared Terrell gets two-way contract from Timberwolves

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — NBA teams can sign two players to two-way contracts, in addition to the 15-man regular season roster.
  • 16 days ago
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Wolves make it official, sign Derrick Rose

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves bring back a Tom Thibodeau favorite on a league minimum contract
  • 17 days ago
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Okogie, Bates-Diop begin play with Wolves summer league team Friday

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The tournament in Las Vegas will not include last year's top pick, Justin Patton, who is recovering from foot surgery.
  • 18 days ago
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