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Timberwolves’ GM Scott Layden thinks Ricky Rubio will ‘have a great career here’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Scott Layden made maybe the most profound commitment stated by the current Timberwolves’ regime to Ricky Rubio on Friday morning. The Timberwolves general manager praised his starting point...
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Glen Taylor: Timberwolves aren’t done making moves

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Had the Timberwolves made serious progress in the win column last season, Glen Taylor said, “We may have continued on with our plan to go with the young guys.” But the Wolves...
  • 19 hr 17 min ago

Trade for Jimmy Butler paying immediate dividends for Timberwolves’ ticket sales

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Ryan Tanke could feel the buzz building at First Avenue on Thursday night. The Timberwolves’ chief revenue officer was at one of Minnesota’s five draft parties – this one for...
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Jimmy Butler deal garners praise across the Twin Cities sports scene

TwinCities.com (Dane Mizutani) — While the collective Timberwolves fanbase nearly spontaneously combusted with joy in the immediate aftermath of the trade for star forward Jimmy Butler on Thursday night, other Twin Cities sports...
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Almost everyone agrees, the Timberwolves were draft-day winners

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Early returns are in, and just about everyone loved what Tom Thibodeau and the Timberwolves did on draft night Thursday. Minnesota landed a legitimate top-15 player in Bulls forward Jimmy Butler,...
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NBA Draft: Timberwolves select versatile Creighton center Justin Patton with 16th pick

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — While it’s an under-card addition on Thursday night, the Timberwolves added to their front-court depth with the 16th pick of the NBA draft. Minnesota used the pick, acquired from Chicago as...
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Timberwolves acquire all-star forward Jimmy Butler from Chicago

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves are officially on the precipice of “win-now” mode. Minnesota has acquired all-star forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the draft in exchange for Zach LaVine,...
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Tom Thibodeau says Kris Dunn will ‘continue to grow and get better’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Kris Dunn’s rookie season did not live up to expectations. The point guard out of Providence, who Minnesota selected with the No. 5 pick in last year’s draft, was expected to make an...
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NBA draft: Whether they keep or trade No. 7 pick, Timberwolves in ‘great position’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — There are years when possessing a pick in the back half of the top 10 in the NBA draft puts teams in a pickle. The top tier of players are gone and there’s no great option remaining on the...
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NBA draft: Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac looks like perfect fit for Timberwolves

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Rarely does Tom Thibodeau prematurely tip his hand on what’s to come for the Timberwolves. But if Minnesota’s coach and president of basketball operations gave any indication of a...
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NBA Draft: If Timberwolves are looking for a franchise point guard, Dennis Smith Jr. could be it

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — There are three top-tier point guards in Thursday’s NBA Draft – Washington’s Markelle Fultz, UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox. If former North...
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Timberwolves officially waive Nikola Pekovic

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Nearly 17 months after he played his final game in a Minnesota uniform, the Timberwolves have officially waived Nikola Pekovic. The now former Wolves center has one year and $11.6 million left on...
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NBA Draft: For Timberwolves, selecting Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen could solve a couple problems

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Pekka Markkanen was asked for his thoughts on the day his son, Lauri, announced his decision to enter the NBA draft after one season at Arizona. “I’m just so amazed at how much Lauri...
  • 3 days ago

Timberwolves new jerseys to feature a Fitbit patch as part of new sponsorship agreement

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — There will be an added name included when the Timberwolves unveil their new jerseys later this summer. Minnesota announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Fitbit on Tuesday. Fitbit is...
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NBA Draft: Another point guard for Timberwolves? Don’t rule it out

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — On draft night in 2015, the Timberwolves traded for Duke point guard Tyus Jones, a first-round pick. One year later, Minnesota selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the fifth overall...
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Steph Curry’s agent told the Timberwolves not to draft Curry

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — For years the Timberwolves, and then president of basketball operations David Khan, have been killed publicly over the decision to pass on Steph Curry, who turned into an all-world guard for...
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Warriors roll past Cavaliers in NBA Finals opener

TwinCities.com (Janie McCauley) — OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant drove through the lane untouched for dazzling dunks. He dished off even when he could have slammed it home, and did it all on defense. Oh, he hit from long...
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Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns read mean Tweets about them on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Good thing Zach LaVine and Karl-Anthony Towns each have a sense of humor.  As part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live! pregame show on ABC prior to the Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night, NBA...
  • 22 days ago
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Cavaliers, Warriors remind Timberwolves to be patient. The title window is a long way off

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — It’s Golden State and Cleveland left to fight for the NBA title for a third straight time, with the best-of-7 series kicking off Thursday night in Oakland. If nothing else, the NBA is...
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Timberwolves owner wishes players would stay in college longer

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — DES MOINES, Iowa – During the celebration of the rebranding of the Iowa Wolves – the Timberwolves’ new Development League affiliate – team owner Glen Taylor found a...
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Blog Articles

Timberwolves GM Scott Layden: Thursday's draft could be 'historic'

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Wolves are leaving open all options -- stay where they are, move down, move up, trade -- with their seventh pick in Thursday's NBA draft
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Timberwolves GM Scott Layden: Thursday's draft could be "historic"

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves leaving open all options -- stay where they are, move down, move up, trade -- with their seventh pick in Thursday's draft
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Timberwolves waive popular big man Nikola Pekovic

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The center has one year remaining on his contract.
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Goodbye Godfather: Wolves waive popular big man Pekovic

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Timberwolves waived injured center Nikola Pekovic, ending their association with the last player remaining from the Kevin McHale era long ago.
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Globetrotting Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns working on 'secretive stuff'

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The team's young standouts keep in contact with each other through online video gaming, among other things.
  • 10 days ago
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Globetrotting Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns working on 'secretive stuff'

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — In between touring Europe and fulfilling his business obligations on two continents, Towns said he always finds time to get his court work in and add some moves to his game.’
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Helped wanted: Texas' Jarrett Allen fits Timberwolves' profile

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — In town Wednesday for a draft workout, Texas freshman center Jarrett Allen fits a Wolves team looking for agile, defensive-minded big men.
  • 16 days ago
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