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Timberwolves drop season opener to Grizzlies 105-101

TwinCities.com (Clay Bailey Associated Press) — MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise's first victory in a season...
  • 13 hr 39 min ago

Former Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea rejoins Mavericks

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — DALLAS -- J.J. Barea is the latest to join the championship reunion for the Dallas Mavericks.
  • 14 hr 54 min ago

Tom Powers: For Timberwolves, new prospects, new hope, old story

TwinCities.com (Tom Powers tpowers@pioneerpress.com) — Let's just get this right out of the way: Kevin McHale messed up and Kurt Rambis messed up and David Kahn messed up and Kevin Love turned out to be a jerk ...
  • 19 hr 13 min ago

Timberwolves: Anthony Bennett hoping for fresh start with new team

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Andrew Wiggins was the top basketball player coming out of high school in 2012, and then he starred at Kansas last season. So, when he was selected first overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, he had a...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Timberwolves ready to see what they have in No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — For Andrew Wiggins, the basketball court wasn't always a rectangle. Playing with his two older brothers as a child in suburban Toronto, Wiggins seemed to be competing in a circle of hell.
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Andrew Wiggins: GQ dresses Timberwolves rookie for success

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick kcusick@pioneerpress.com) — For most of the past few decades, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been DOA in the NBA. But thanks to their new rookie sensation, they're getting an AOK from the folks at GQ.
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Andrew Wiggins: Timberwolves rookie dressed for success

TwinCities.com (Kevin Cusick kcusick@pioneerpress.com) — For most of the past few decades, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been DOA in the NBA. But thanks to their new rookie sensation, they're getting an AOK from the folks at GQ
  • 2 days ago

Billionaire Glen Taylor says politics 'changed my life'

TwinCities.com (Nate Gotlieb The Free Press) — Billionaire Glen Taylor grew emotional Monday at the Mankato Kiwanis Club weekly meeting Monday while talking about his experiences serving in politics.
  • 2 days ago

Timberwolves: Experts predict lots of highlights, few wins

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Network NBA commentators agree: With six new players, the Timberwolves should be an exciting team to watch this season. But they also caution, don't expect a lot of wins.
  • 2 days ago

Timberwolves: Some have unrealistic playing-time expectations

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders gave each of his players a piece of paper and a pencil before practice Monday and asked them to anonymously write down how many minutes they expected to play each...
  • 2 days ago

Timberwolves waive veteran guard J.J. Barea to finalize roster

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The Timberwolves' youth movement began in earnest Monday.
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Timberwolves: Experts predict lots of highlights, few wins

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — National pundits agree: With six new players, the Timberwolves should be an exciting team to watch. But they also caution: Don't expect a lot of wins.
  • 2 days ago

Report: Timberwolves to buy out J.J. Barea's contract

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said Sunday the franchise will determine the player it must let go on Monday.
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Timberwolves waive guard Brady Heslip, 1 more to cut ahead of roster deadline

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The Timberwolves waived guard Brady Heslip on Saturday to trim the roster to 16 players. The Wolves have a deadline of Monday afternoon to get to an official roster of 15.
  • 4 days ago
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Timberwolves overcome Bulls 113-112

TwinCities.com (R.b. Fallstrom AP Sports Writer) — ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach LaVine tried not to think about guarding Derrick Rose. After starring late in the Minnesota Timberwolves' rally from a 13-point deficit, the 19-year-old rookie...
  • 5 days ago
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Timberwolves: Kevin Love reflects on 'six great years,' acknowledges mistakes

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Reflecting on his time with the Timberwolves, Kevin Love expressed gratitude and regret.
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Timberwolves: Kevin Love reflects on 'six great years,' acknowledges mistakes

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Reflecting on his time with the Timberwolves, Kevin Love expressed gratitude and regret.
  • 6 days ago
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Former Timberwolf Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

TwinCities.com (Jon Krawczynski Associated Press) — MINNEAPOLIS -- It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him.
  • 7 days ago
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Timberwolves roll past Bucks behind Muhammad, Pekovic

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — MILWAUKEE -- Shabazz Muhammad scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic had 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Timberwolves cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 110-91 on Wednesday in an NBA exhibition game.
  • 7 days ago
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Timberwolves 107, Pacers 89: Chase Budinger makes the most of expanded minutes in exhibition win

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — With Andrew Wiggins sitting out the Timberwolves' 107-89 preseason win Tuesday over Indiana, more opportunities were available for reserves wings Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad.
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Blog Articles

Wolves fall to Grizzlies 105-101, but good things happened!

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — The Timberwolves fought to the final seconds tonight, but couldn’t get over the hump against a borderline top-tier Memphis Grizzlies squad. Mid-broadcast, Dave Benz mentioned the Grizzlies...
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Martin, Turiaf out for tonight's opener at Memphis

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Corey Brewer will start for injured Martin
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Hello Future: What Barea’s Buyout Says About the Wolves

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — To make the fifteen man cutoff for rosters at 5 pm ET on Monday, the Wolves were going to have to cut (or trade someone). Although Chase Budinger’s name had surfaced in trade rumors with Indiana...
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Who will start at small forward? Saunders says wait and see

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Team puts in one final practice before heading to Memphis for Wednesday's season opener
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Barea waived by Wolves; final roster set for season

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Rookie Glenn Robinson secures the final spot on Minnesota's 15-man roster. Barea is reportedly interested in returning to the Dallas Mavericks,.
  • 3 days ago

Roster decision: Wolves finalizing Barea buyout

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The decision clears final roster spot for Glenn Robinson III after both sides likely decided that the Wolves guard would not be happy with the role that coach Flip Saunders envisioned.
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Wiggins, Muhammad, both full go in Sunday's practice

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves have until Monday afternoon to finalize the 15-man roster
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Wolves waive guard Brady Heslip

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Team needs to make one more move to reach roster limit of 15
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Wiggins, Muhammad out for Wolves preseason finale vs. Bulls

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves open regular season Wednesday at Memphis
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Resting the vets for tonight's game in Milwaukee

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Rookie Wiggins and veterans Brewer, Martin, Turiaf and Williams all sitting out tonight's game
  • 7 days ago
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Timberwolves 107, Pacers 89: Happy Birthday, Ricky Rubio!

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — S/o to the rookies for singing me “happy bday” after a great win against #Pacers. @heslip @glennrob3 @zachlavine8 @22wiggins A video posted by Ricky Rubio (@ruuufio) on Oct 10, 2014 at...
  • 8 days ago
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Bennett, Budinger shine in preseason victory

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Andrew Wiggins was held out due to soreness and swelling resulting from a fall in Sunday's game
  • 8 days ago
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Staying healthy remains Flip Saunders' No. 1 goal

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Shabazz Muhammad will return to action after missing three games with a heel injury
  • 8 days ago
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New Impressions of an Old Offense

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) —   As soon as Flip Saunders’ Cheney-esque search for a head coach resulted in naming himself for the job, observers began to speculate about whether his offensive style fit the modern...
  • 9 days ago
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Wolves waive Fesenko to get roster down to 17 players

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves must make two more roster moves to get down to maximum 15-man roster by Oct. 29 opener
  • 9 days ago
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Pregame: Saunders starts usual lineup for preseason game vs. Thunder

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves start unusual lineup based on Saturday's practice performance
  • 10 days ago
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Strange Preseason Schedules, Featuring the Timberwolves

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — So, it’s probably not something to get up in arms about or anything, but most NBA preseason schedules don’t make a whole lot of sense. It’s odd that they don’t make a whole...
  • 12 days ago

Pregame: Wolves' Rubio gets a rest in Cedar Rapids

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Rookie Zach LaVine will start at point guard while Ricky Rubio gets the night off for the Wolves, who play a preseason game against Milwaukee in Cedar Rapids.
  • 12 days ago
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Report: Wolves Shopping Chase Budinger?

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves are in the midst of shopping Chase Budinger. Talks with several teams, according to Woj, have made their interest...
  • 13 days ago
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Martin, Muhammad both ruled out of Friday's preseason game

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Timberwolves head to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to play the Bucks
  • 14 days ago