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Timberwolves’ Tom Thibodeau has one of basketball’s best minds. Now, he can communicate what he knows

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Taj Gibson was entering his second season with the Bulls when Tom Thibodeau was named the team’s head coach. Five years the coach and forward spent together in Chicago, yet they only really...
  • 4 days ago

Timberwolves waive Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble, Shawne Williams

TwinCities.com (Pioneer Press) — The Timberwolves waived three players on Saturday: Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble and Shawne Williams. Jefferson and Trimble both played in one preseason game. Williams had been signed on...
  • 5 days ago
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Charley Walters: To Wolves’ Glen Taylor, Andrew Wiggins’ $147.9M contract ‘doesn’t even feel real’

TwinCities.com (Charley Walters) — So, Glen Taylor, what’s it like to give a 22-year-old basketball player a guaranteed $147.9 million, five-year contract, as occurred with Andrew Wiggins last week? “It...
  • 5 days ago
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Jimmy Butler says Timberwolves ‘have got to want to’ play defense

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Jimmy Butler was asked what the team’s focus was prior to its inter-squad scrimmage Friday night at Target Center, just five days ahead of its regular season finale at San Antonio. He...
  • 6 days ago
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Timberwolves sign Shawne Williams for G-League purposes, plan to waive him Saturday

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves signed veteran forward Shawne Williams on Friday, but he’ll only be on the roster for a brief period of time. Minnesota inked Williams just to get dibs on his G-League...
  • 6 days ago
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With Tom Thibodeau back, Timberwolves finally have some stability

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — With Tom Thibodeau back for Year 2 as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Wolves finally have some stability, and it's already helping.
  • 6 days ago
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Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson wears his dedication on his chest

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Taj Gibson returned to Brooklyn to play his first NBA game in his hometown on Feb. 1, 2013. He received a hero’s welcome he didn’t expect. It was the Chicago Bulls’ maiden voyage...
  • 6 days ago
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The Timberwolves couldn’t hold leads last season. Here’s how Tom Thibodeau tried to fix that.

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Twenty-two times last season, the Timberwolves possessed double-digit leads, only to go on to lose the game. It was an epidemic, and a costly one, at that. Flip those 22 games from losses to wins,...
  • 7 days ago
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Andrew Wiggins agrees to extension with Timberwolves

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — While it didn’t come as fast as many fans would have liked or anticipated, Andrew Wiggins finally signed a contract extension with the Timberwolves, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of...
  • 8 days ago
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Back on the floor, Wolves’ Nemanja Bjelica looks to regain post all-star break form

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — No one seemed to think Nemanja Bjelica would be having this type of preseason. Not Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Not even Bjelica. Sure, Bjelica is playing well, averaging 7 points, 3.7...
  • 9 days ago
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Timberwolves’ front-court depth creates needed internal competition

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Tom Thibodeau has some tough decisions facing him regarding player roles and his team’s rotation for the Timberwolves’ season opener Oct. 18 at San Antonio. What a great feeling that...
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves blitzed by Warriors, 142-110 in preseason finale

TwinCities.com (Staff and wire reports) — The Timberwolves’ exhibition season ended with a thud. After beating Golden State 111-97 in the first of two preseason meetings in China, Minnesota had no answer for the defending champs...
  • 11 days ago
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Seven score in double-figures as Timberwolves top Warriors in China

TwinCities.com (Staff and wire reports) — Seven Timberwolves scored in double figures as Minnesota topped Golden State 111-97 on Thursday in the first of two preseason contests between the two teams in China. Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony...
  • 14 days ago
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For Timberwolves, preseason games with Golden State provide ultimate measuring stick

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Life will come at the Timberwolves fast once the regular season kicks off in two weeks. Minnesota travels to San Antonio to take on Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs to open the regular season, then...
  • 16 days ago
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Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson shows three-point potential in preseason opener

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — It looked like Tom Thibodeau chose toughness, leadership and defensive prowess over outside shooting when the Timberwolves used much of their remaining salary cap this summer to sign Taj Gibson to...
  • 18 days ago
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Shabazz Muhammad looks worthy of training camp praise in preseason opener

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — ANAHEIM, Calif. – Shabazz Muhammad spent a couple weeks working out with the Lakers at their practice facility this offseason as he mulled what move to make next. He bonded with the...
  • 19 days ago
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Timberwolves look all grown up in preseason win over Lakers

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — ANAHEIM, Calif. – Not much can be gleaned from any preseason contest, but a couple things stood out in Minnesota’s 108-99 win over Los Angeles to open the exhibition season Saturday...
  • 19 days ago
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Why are the Timberwolves only playing three preseason games?

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — ANAHEIM, Calif. – While Saturday night marks the start of the Timberwolves’ preseason schedule, it also means that it’s one-third complete. Minnesota’s preseason game...
  • 19 days ago
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New-look Timberwolves are ready to get the preseason started

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — SAN DIEGO — This Timberwolves team will likely be a work in progress throughout the early part of the season, as a roster that greatly varies from the one that finished last season meshes...
  • 20 days ago
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Timberwolves head to basketball-crazed China looking to expand brand

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — SAN DIEGO — NBA followings are everywhere. Cole Aldrich has learned as much over his seven-year career. Every time a team arrives at an airport or hotel in a new city, even late at night,...
  • 20 days ago
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Blog Articles

Butler at Wolves opening shoot: "I just want to see if we're the toughest team."

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves open their much-awaited new season with a 8:30 p.m. start in San Antonio for ESPN
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Wolves waive Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble and Shawne Williams

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Saturday's cuts leave Marcus Georges-Hunt as 14th man on the 15-man big-league roster
  • 5 days ago
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Life in the G League: Timberwolves sign veteran Shawne Williams today, expected to waive him tomorrow

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves sign -- and are expected to soon release -- veteran NBA forward Shawne Williams in a move that's all about their new G League team in Iowa
  • 6 days ago
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Former Gopher Kevin Burleson named assistant coach of Iowa Wolves

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Timberwolves' G League team in Des Moines filled out its coaching staff on Friday.
  • 6 days ago
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The waiting is over: Andrew Wiggins signs $148 million contract extension

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Young Wolves star Andrew Wiggins signs a contract extension that will keep him with the Timberwolves through 2023
  • 8 days ago
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'Grown up' Ricky Rubio finds a new home in Utah

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Rubio is more muscular and has grown out his hair since being traded from the Wolves to Utah. He wears a man bun sometimes and sports a full-sleeve tattoo on his right arm.
  • 16 days ago
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Timberwolves waste no time finding time to practice in China

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves start with something familiar after a 19-hour overseas flight to China and their arrival in a strange place
  • 17 days ago
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Wolves media day: Aaron Brooks rejoins Tom Thibodeau

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Timberwolves players reported to camp today, will fly to San Diego this afternoon and begin practicing tomorrow.
  • 27 days ago
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