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Timberwolves thinking long term, but injuries stall progress

TwinCities.com (John Shipley jshipley@pioneerpress.com) — Flip Saunders expressed optimism about where his Timberwolves team is headed on Monday, telling reporters he's less interested in making the playoffs next season than he is in building a...
  • 5 days ago
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Timberwolves: Garnett's work shows he wants to return, Saunders says

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett missed his 19th straight game Wednesday because of a sore knee, but coach Flip Saunders said Garnett's work behind the scenes shows he is setting up to return...
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves: Unceremonious exit wraps up best lottery odds

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The Timberwolves surrendered a franchise-record-tying high for points allowed in a quarter Wednesday -- and the season's latest low point was the best thing they could have done for themselves.
  • 10 days ago
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Marcus R. Fuller: Tyus Jones isn't crazy, just a year early

TwinCities.com (Marcus R. Fuller mfuller@pioneerpress.com) — Tyus Jones, one and done. That didn't seem realistic a year ago.
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves' Zach LaVine has encouraging words for Tyus Jones

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine had a message for people who doubt whether Apple Valley native Tyus Jones is ready for the NBA.
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves courted Chauncey Billups to be head coach, report says

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — If Flip Saunders had had his way last year, former Timberwolves guard Chauncey Billups could have been ready to become the team's head coach in 2015-16.
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves: Andrew Wiggins will play for Canadian national team

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins said Wednesday he will play for the Canadian national team in August.
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves fall to Pelicans, have NBA's worst record

TwinCities.com (Jon Krawczynski Associated Press) — MINNEAPOLIS -- Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have been fighting for their playoff lives for more than a month.
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett likely won't play in season finale

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Garnett is not expected to play in the Timberwolves' season finale Wednesday night, the 21st time he will sit out in 26 games since he made an emotional homecoming in February.
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio to have ankle surgery

TwinCities.com (Pioneer Press) — Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have arthroscopic surgery Monday on his left ankle.
  • 14 days ago
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Timberwolves' losing streak reaches nine in loss to Lakers

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — LOS ANGELES -- Ryan Kelly scored 21 points, rookie Jabari Brown added 20 points and seven assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 106-98 victory over the...
  • 15 days ago
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Timberwolves: Nikola Pekovic has Achilles' surgery

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles' tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot.
  • 17 days ago
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Timberwolves pitch for Wiggins as Rookie of the Year: a pair of socks

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher meccher@pioneerpress.com) — As Andrew Wiggins' rookie season draws to a close, the Timberwolves want awards voters to keep his feats on their feet.
  • 17 days ago
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Kings 116, Timberwolves 111: Omar Casspi leads Sacramento win

TwinCities.com (Associated Press) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Omri Casspi scored 16 of his career-high 31 points in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings overcame a sluggish start to beat the Timberwolves 116-111 Tuesday night.
  • 18 days ago
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Timberwolves' Ricky Rubio might sit out Spanish National play

TwinCities.com (Jon Krawczynski Associated Press) — Ricky Rubio's NBA season is over. His summer with the Spanish national team remains a question mark.
  • 19 days ago
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Wolves' Ricky Rubio done for rest of season

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Ricky Rubio's season started with a new four-year, $56 million contract extension and the reins to a young Timberwolves roster. The point guard's season will end injured on the bench.
  • 21 days ago
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Timberwolves trounced again, but youngsters are taking notes

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — As Timberwolves fans nod off and zone out during the season's final games, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine are focused and are taking mental notes.
  • 22 days ago
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Timberwolves: Minneapolis approves $25M reallocation for Target Center renovation

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a $25 million reallocation in the initial cost of Target Center's renovation project.
  • 22 days ago
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Timberwolves say Nikola Pekovic's surgery isn't career-threatening

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — The ankle surgery Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have next week is worrisome but not considered to be career-threatening, coach Flip Saunders said Friday.
  • 22 days ago
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Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic to have surgery on right ankle

TwinCities.com (Andy Greder agreder@pioneerpress.com) — Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have surgery on his bothersome right ankle next week, the team announced.
  • 23 days ago
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Blog Articles

The Bad and the Good: A Look Back at the 2014-15 Timberwolves

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — Expectations can be tough to live up to, even when the original expectations aren’t as high as you’d want them to be. When the Timberwolves opened the 2014-15 season, the hopes of the...
  • 3 days ago
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2014-15 Minnesota Timberwolves: That’s A Wrap

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — Music: “Descending” by The Black Crowes Video from NBA.com
  • 9 days ago
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Thunder 138, Timberwolves 113: Against the Dying of the Light

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — As the ball went up for the opening tip last night, the Thunder’s fate went with it. Part of their fate, anyway, if an abstract concept can be parceled out. The rest of it was in New...
  • 9 days ago
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Playoff spot and best lotto chance at stake tonight in Wolves-OKC finale

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Oklahoma City is playing for its playoff life and a Wolves' loss would give home team NBA's worst record and best lottery chances
  • 10 days ago
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Pelicans 100, Wolves 88: The joy of competition

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — For a good month and a half, the Timberwolves have played opponents with a different kind of mindset than they started with. Of course, while the term “tanking” has been thrown around more than...
  • 12 days ago
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Reading the tea leaves when it comes to Kevin Garnett

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Garnett won't play tonight, and probably won't play Wednesday. And that could be a good sign, Wolves coach Flip Saunders said
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves 101, Warriors 110: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to watch a late-season Wolves game, and the wisdom to stick around for Zach LaVine in the f

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — As the camera panned over a dusk shot of Oracle Arena framed by shiny graphics promising a scintillating late-season matchup between the Western Conference’s best team and one of its worst, my...
  • 13 days ago
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Lakers 106, Timberwolves 98: What to expect when you’re expecting

A Wolf Among Wolves (Zach Harper) — President-coach-owner Flip Saunders has been under fire since his comments in Portland about not wanting 3-point shots to be a “main part” of Andrew Wiggins’ game. It’s led...
  • 14 days ago
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Rubio to undergo ankle surgery

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves guard still bothered by ankle he badly sprained in November
  • 14 days ago
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David Thorpe Talks Wiggins and 3-pointers

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) —   Update: Since this post went up, Timberwolves PR has directed me to the full context of the quote below and pointed out that there’s a big difference between saying “a major...
  • 16 days ago
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Trail Blazers 116, Timberwolves 91: Penelope

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) —   Editor’s note: Continuing his theme of bastardizing classic works of literature for Timberwolves recaps, William Bohl derives this entry from James Joyce’s Ulysses, particularly...
  • 16 days ago
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Kings 116, Timberwolves 111: What you might expect

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — The Timberwolves played the Kings tonight. The Kings started rebounding demon Reggie Evans in place of the injured DeMarcus Cousins. Zach LaVine, as he’s grown somewhat accustomed to, at...
  • 18 days ago
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Wolves sign D League forward Onuaku to 10-day deal

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves need big body to finish season with Dieng sidelined and Pekovic headed to surgery
  • 18 days ago
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Rubio: Getting healthy is No. 1 summer goal

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio said he learned a lot this season despite being limited to 22 games.
  • 19 days ago
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Wolves' Rubio will not play again this season

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Ankle remains sore. Meanwhile, both Kevin Garnett and Gary Neal practiced Saturday
  • 21 days ago
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Magic 97, Timberwolves 84: Andrew Wiggins is Alone

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — These are the dog days of the NBA season for every franchise whose playoff seed or lottery fate is essentially settled. Sure, there are a handful of teams in the West scratching and clawing for...
  • 21 days ago
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Wolves out-muscled by Magic

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Losing streak reaches six
  • 22 days ago
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Pekovic calls pending surgery "the last thing I can try.''

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Meanwhile, Kevin Martin is poised to return to action
  • 22 days ago
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Pekovic to undergo Achilles surgery next week

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves starting center has played just 31 games this season becuase of recurring ankle pain
  • 23 days ago
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Raptors 113, Timberwolves 96: Here’s a song

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — The Timberwolves, stuck with a starting rotation of 3 D-League call-ups (Payne, Hamilton, Brown), and 3 rookies (Payne again, Wiggins, LaVine), and just 3 bench players, have been losing. In the...
  • 24 days ago
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