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Ricky Rubio’s mother dies at 56

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher) — Tona Vives, the mother of Timberwolves pointguard Ricky Rubio, has died, the team said Wednesday. She was 56 years old. The team released a statement, saying: “The Timberwolves organization...
  • 5 days ago
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With new leadership in place, Timberwolves clean front office house

TwinCities.com (Jon Krawczynski / Associated Press) — When Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping...
  • 9 days ago
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Are the Wolves the best young team ever? One study says so

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher) — You don’t need fancy math to figure out the Timberwolves — blessed with back-to-back Rookies of the Year and a handful of other shiny pieces — are a talented young team. But the...
  • 10 days ago
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Kevin Garnett turns 40 today, putting him in rare NBA company

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher) — You don’t need to look too hard to find Kevin Garnett on short lists of NBA feats, and after today, he’s set to join another one: players of a certain age who still suited up. The man...
  • 11 days ago
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Who will the Timberwolves draft at No. 5? Get to know these guys

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher) — There will be no three-peat of No. 1 overall draft picks for the Timberwolves, who instead landed exactly where they were supposed to in the NBA draft lottery at No. 5. In the aftermath, the team...
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves get the No. 5 pick in the NBA draft lottery

TwinCities.com (Marcus R. Fuller) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have the last two No. 1 picks on their roster, but they ended up with the fifth pick overall after Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery drawing in New York. Wolves...
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves’ Thibodeau hopes to get top-two pick in draft lottery

TwinCities.com (Marcus R. Fuller) — New Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau already felt fortunate to take over a team with the last two No. 1 picks, Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, on the roster. Will Towns bring him...
  • 13 days ago
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Karl-Anthony Towns: Future honors will depend on Wolves’ success

TwinCities.com (Marcus R. Fuller) — Karl Towns Sr. had the perfect opportunity to tell the world how great his son can be. But following Karl-Anthony Towns’ NBA rookie of the year ceremony Monday, his dad avoided bringing up...
  • 13 days ago
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Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns voted unanimous Rookie of Year

TwinCities.com (Jon Krawczynski / Associated Press) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is the NBA’s Rookie of the Year by a unanimous vote, the team announced Monday. He became the fifth player to sweep every first-place ballot,...
  • 14 days ago
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Zach LaVine celebrates ‘Star Wars day’ by blowing up Alderaan

TwinCities.com (Marino Eccher) — On May the Fourth, a day of marketing tie-ins, newscast stunts and geeks seizing the spotlight, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine celebrated “Star Wars day” by blowing up a planet:...
  • 26 days ago
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Blog Articles

The Case for Trading for Jimmy Butler

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — Just over a month ago, the Wolves’ weeklong vacancy at the top of their basketball operations department was filled by Tom Thibodeau and his handpicked GM, Scott Layden. That answered a...
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Ricky Rubio's mother passes away

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Tona Vives, who had battled a long illness, was 56
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Tom Thibodeau does inevitable, cleans house for Wolves

A Wolf Among Wolves (Zach Harper) — Wolves cleaned house on Friday with Milt Newton, Arnie Kander, Rob Babcock, Sidney Lowe, and others given their walking papers.
  • 9 days ago
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Karl-Anthony Towns leads NBA's all-rookie team

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Towns and New York's Porzingis both unanimously voted onto first team
  • 11 days ago
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2015-16 Roster Review: Ricky Rubio

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — Ricky Rubio's game changed in subtle ways during the 2015-16 season, ways that could signify that a return on the Timberwolves' investment is coming soon.
  • 11 days ago
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Roster Review: Shabazz Muhammad

A Wolf Among Wolves (Zach Harper) — Our roster review continues with the enigmatic Shabazz Muhammad.
  • 12 days ago
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Wolves stand pat during NBA Draft Lottery, will select fifth overall

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — The 2016 NBA Draft Lottery wasn't chock full of surprises... only chalk.
  • 12 days ago
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2015-16 Roster Review: Zach LaVine

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — Zach LaVine’s unearthly dunking ability is a blessing and a curse. The kind of aerial grace he displayed in back-to-back Slam Dunk Contest championships at All-Star Weekend is — unlike Steph...
  • 13 days ago
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Report: Karl-Anthony Towns to receive NBA Rookie of the Year Award

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — Not the most shocking thing you'll hear today.
  • 14 days ago
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2015-16 Roster Review: Gorgui Dieng

A Wolf Among Wolves (Tim Faklis) — Gorgui Dieng has gotten better each year he's been in the league. A look back on his third season, and a look into his future in the league.
  • 15 days ago
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Roster Review: Professor Big Shots (?) Nemanja Bjelica

A Wolf Among Wolves (Zach Harper) — How did Nemanja Bjelica do in his first NBA season? We review.
  • 18 days ago
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2015-16 Roster Review: Kevin Garnett

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — The Kid is an old man, now. Reviewing KG's 21st NBA season.
  • 20 days ago
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Roster Review: Tayshaun Prince

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — I’m listening to Radiohead and thinking about Tayshaun Prince. A Moon Shaped Pool is Radiohead’s ninth album and it arrived last Sunday, the most Radiohead day of the week possible to release an...
  • 21 days ago
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Roster Review: Kevin Martin

A Wolf Among Wolves (Steve McPherson) — Timberwolves fans are accustomed to looking for change. (And I don’t mean between the couch cushions, which is where the cash from selling second round picks always seems to end up.) For a...
  • 25 days ago
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2015-16 Roster Review: Tyus Jones

A Wolf Among Wolves (William Bohl) — Tyus Jones was the fourth-youngest player in the NBA this season, and he often looked it. Recapping his humbling rookie campaign.
  • 26 days ago
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