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Marcus Georges-Hunt earned the chance to be in Timberwolves’ rotation

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — If anyone knows what it takes to earn a spot in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation, it’s Jimmy Butler. As a rookie in Chicago during Thibodeau’s second year with the Bulls, Butler played...
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Karl-Anthony Towns responds to trolling with big performance in win over Sacramento

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid posted a photo of himself slipping by Karl-Anthony Towns to score to Instagram following the 76ers’ overtime win over Minnesota on Tuesday. Towns responded by...
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Andrew Wiggins’ answer for major shooting slump: ‘Just keep shooting’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Through 28 games, Andrew Wiggins is on pace for the worst shooting season of his career. Wiggins has made just 43.5 percent of all field goal attempts, including a dismal 29.8 percent of his tries...
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In otherwise good offseason, Timberwolves ignored two of biggest needs, and it shows

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The two biggest positives for a Timberwolves team that is 16-12 and in first place in the Northwest Division are Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler, two offseason additions who have delivered production...
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Timberwolves falter late in overtime loss to 76ers

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The atmosphere was electric, the talent transcendent and the audience national on Tuesday night at Target Center. It was the perfect stage for Minnesota to earn a signature win over an...
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76ers coach Brett Brown said Tom Thibodeau is ‘frugal’ with his rotations, and that’s OK

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown is a self-described “social hermit,” but even he’s heard a bit of the chatter about Tom Thibodeau and the thought that the Timberwolves’ coach is playing his...
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Tom Thibodeau has narrowed the focus of Timberwolves’ practices, and it’s working

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves have been one of the NBA’s worst in transition defense this season but didn’t look the part on Sunday against Dallas, allowing just two fast break points in a...
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Timberwolves make enough plays late to top Dallas

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Through 27 games, the Timberwolves do not have many masterpieces. But, after Sunday’s 97-92 win over Dallas at Target Center, they do have a lot of wins. Minnesota moved to 16-11 with...
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As minutes pile up for starters, Tom Thibodeau says Timberwolves are ‘concerned with the wins’

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves were included in the NBA’s national conversation this week, and not because of their 15-11 record, which currently leads the Northwest Division. As has been the case for...
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Tyus Jones looks forward to future NBA matchups with younger brother Tre Jones

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Tyus Jones had two pretty good seats for Apple Valley’s nationally televised showdown with Minnehaha Academy on Thursday night. The first was just a couple rows up the Apple Valley bleachers...
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‘About as good as it gets’: Timberwolves assist military families in need

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Tyus Jones was shopping with a young girl, Addison, on Friday at Target in downtown Minneapolis as part of the Timberwolves’ annual Holiday Shopping for Kids event when the two came across a...
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Timberwolves earn 113-107 victory behind 21 points from Karl-Anthony Towns

TwinCities.com (Dane Mizutani) — LOS ANGELES — In the wake of perhaps the ugliest loss of the season so far, the Timberwolves eeked out a 113-107 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night at the Staples...
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Lindsay Whalen fights nerves before season debut … with Timberwolves

TwinCities.com (Dane Mizutani) — LOS ANGELES — As the winningest player in WNBA history, Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen has played in thousands of basketball games over the course of in her life. Still, in the hours leading up...
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Karl-Anthony Towns’ quiet night: Sign of respect or lack of movement?

TwinCities.com (Dane Mizutani) — LOS ANGELES — Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scoffed at the suggestion that he was frustrated by constant double teams in Monday’s loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis. That said,...
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Timberwolves’ Jamal Crawford still haunted by Clippers’ playoff failures

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Jamal Crawford just played against his old team on Sunday. Still, he said playing the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night will be different. The Timberwolves guard has made...
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Lindsay Whalen to call eight Timberwolves games this year for Fox Sports North

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen will join the Fox Sports North broadcast team as a second in-game analyst for eight Timberwolves games this season. Whalen, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and...
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Jimmy Butler’s 20 fourth quarter points save Timberwolves in win over Clippers

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Jimmy Butler saved the Timberwolves from themselves on Sunday night at Target Center. With Minnesota struggling with a a severely short-handed Clippers team in the fourth quarter, Butler stepped...
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Timberwolves’ Justin Patton nearing return to game action … in Iowa

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Justin Patton may soon be returning to game action. The Timberwolves’ rookie center, out since June with a broken bone in his left foot, was assigned to Minnesota’s G-League franchise...
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In third season, Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns still not getting the calls

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — After the Timberwolves’ loss to Washington last week, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau wanted to look at the film for a number of reasons. One of which was to see why Karl-Anthony Towns...
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Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones transforms his defense from a liability to an asset

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — A poor defender as a rookie, Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones has developed into a decent defensive player for the MN Wolves.
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Blog Articles

The key for Andrew Wiggins to break out of his slump: keep shooting

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves host Sacramento tonight at 7 p.m.
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76ers hopeful Joel Embiid will play tonight vs. Wolves

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Philadelphia star center Joel Embiid participated in morning shoot after he missed last two games because of back tightness
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Coach Tom Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Nemanja Bjelica's injury and Shabazz Muhammad's struggles have forced big minutes on Wolves starters
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Wolves rookie Patton impresses in pro debut with Iowa

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Timberwolves rookie center Justin Patton delivered a 15-point, 7-rebound, 4-block performance in his pro debut in the G League.
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Nemanja Bjelica remains out, Jimmy Butler set to play at L.A. Clippers tonight

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Wolves play injury-depleted Clippers for second time in four days, this time at Staples Center
  • 9 days ago
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Grizzlies end 11-game skid against the Wolves in Memphis

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left pinky finger in the game, but said he would be OK
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Lindsay Whalen to be a part of eight Timberwolves broadcasts

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — The Lynx standout will appear with Dave Benz and Jim Petersen during games.
  • 11 days ago
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Timberwolves assign Justin Patton to Iowa Wolves

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — After being cleared for 5-on-5 contact practice, Wolves rookie center Justin Patton will get work in for the team's G League affiliate in Iowa
  • 12 days ago
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Jeff Teague "very close" to return, hopeful he'll play tonight at OKC

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves starting point guard Jeff Teague has missed last four games because of Achilles soreness after he had played 168 consecutive games
  • 14 days ago
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Wolves-Sixers game on Dec. 12 changed to ESPN, 8:30 start

StarTribune.com (Chris Miller) — Minnesota will now have 26 of its games broadcast on national television.
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Teague, Bjelica remain out for Wolves vs. Pelicans

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Timberwolves are in New Orleans to play the second night of a back-to-back, and they'll be shorthanded once again.
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Jeff Teague, Nemanja Bjelica both game-time decisions tonight

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Both have missed two games with injuries
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Suns' Devin Booker, Wolves' Jeff Teague, Nemanja Bjelica out for today's game

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Timberwolves players Jeff Teague and Nemanja Bjelica will miss second consecutive game today against Phoenix at Target Center
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Tom Thibodeau just wants Derrick Rose to find "peace of mind"

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau coached former league MVP Derrick Rose for five seasons in Chicago
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Nemanja Bjelica out of tonight's game with a mid-foot sprain

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Anthony Brown will be active in his place
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Thibodeau takes apart Wolves' fourth-quarter woes

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Not surprisingly, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau has spent a lot of time analyzing his team’s recent fourth-quarter struggles.
  • 21 days ago
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Timberwolves finally get some extended time at home

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Tonight's game with Orlando is the first of a four-game, week-long homestand
  • 23 days ago
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