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Timberwolves’ bench not as bad as it looks

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — At 14-28 this season, the Timberwolves obviously have a lot of shortcomings. One that’s been pointed to often is Minnesota’s lack of depth. The Wolves’ bench is last in points (21.5) and assists...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Report: Timberwolves ‘actively shopping’ Ricky Rubio

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — In what has become almost an annual ordeal, a report surfaced Tuesday that the Timberwolves are “actively shopping” point guard Ricky Rubio. NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported on...
  • 2 days ago

Randy Moss to join Kevin Garnett Thursday on TNT’s Area 21

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The nostalgia will be heavy for Minnesota sports fans on Thursday night. Timberwolves fans can catch Kevin Garnett weekly on his Area 21 segment on TNT’s Inside the NBA. Garnett has a weekly...
  • 2 days ago

Glen Taylor giving up to $12 million more for Target Center renovation

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Glen Taylor dug a little deeper into his pocket on Tuesday. The Timberwolves and Lynx announced Taylor, who owns the teams, will contribute an additional $9 million to $12 million toward the...
  • 2 days ago

Introspective off days key Karl-Anthony Towns’ improvement

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Off days are rare for NBA players. Between games, travel and practice, a day with nothing on the schedule is something to cherish. The Timberwolves’ last such day was Jan. 8, and rookie...
  • 3 days ago

Timberwolves’ Brandon Rush showing his age in all the right ways

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Brandon Rush still remembers his first few years in the league, those three seasons in Indiana when he was fresh out of Kansas University. Back then, Rush was one of the young bucks trying to...
  • 5 days ago

Ricky Rubio leads Timberwolves to first three-game winning streak

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — In a recurring theme, Ricky Rubio stepped up when his team needed him most. In the fourth quarter Monday against Dallas, after the Mavericks trimmed the Timberwolves’ lead to four points,...
  • 6 days ago

Wolves’ Zach LaVine has nearly ‘picture-perfect form,’ says former NBA sharp-shooter

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Dennis Scott was one of the great three-point shooters of the 1990s. A career 40-percent shooter from three, Scott once held the NBA record for most three-pointers in one season, hitting 267...
  • 6 days ago

Believe it or not, Timberwolves are playing good defense

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — It is a jarring statistic, one that’s hard to believe is true. Over the past month, the Timberwolves have allowed 104.6 points per 100 possessions – the sixth best mark in the NBA. Yes, Minnesota,...
  • 7 days ago

Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng becoming a king of the midrange jumper

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Timberwolves forward Gorgui Dieng signed a four-year, $64 million extension at the beginning of the season. He has made his living, and his money, from the midrange – the jumper near the top of...
  • 8 days ago
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Timberwolves blitz Houston to end Rockets’ nine-game winning streak

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Ricky Rubio likened it to seeing a ghost. In December, the last time the Rockets visited Target Center, Minnesota blew a lead in fantastic fashion, surrendering a 12-point lead with 2 minutes, 19...
  • 8 days ago
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Timberwolves bulk up analytics department with two hires

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves took steps to beef up their analytics department on Tuesday, announcing the hires of Dwight Lutz and Nick Restifo as basketball operations analysts. The growth in that area...
  • 9 days ago
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Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones still a ‘situational’ player despite strong play

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — When Zach LaVine exited Monday night’s game against Dallas with a left hip contusion with 11 minutes to play, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau turned to the bench and appeared to call for Brandon...
  • 9 days ago
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Timberwolves finally finish an opponent off in win over Dallas

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Maybe it was a stride forward, maybe it was a one-time deal. Either way, the Timberwolves finally finished an opponent off Monday night, holding off Dallas for a 101-92 victory at Target Center....
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves get easy shots thanks to ‘Miami’ set

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Tom Thibodeau said Don Nelson brought the set to the NBA many years ago, and it piqued the current Timberwolves coach’s interest. Minnesota calls it a “Miami” set. When the opponent shoots a free...
  • 10 days ago
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Timberwolves veterans aren’t seeing much playing time

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Despite signing with the MN Timberwolves as free agents this summer, veterans Brandon Rush, Cole Aldrich and Jordan Hill aren't seeing much playing time.
  • 11 days ago
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It happened again: Timberwolves blow fourth-quarter lead in loss to Utah

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — It’s almost like clockwork these days. Fans can feel it. No Timberwolves lead is safe. Minnesota led by as many as 13 points Saturday night, yet at no point did it feel like the game was in...
  • 12 days ago
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Timberwolves gain roster flexibility after waiving John Lucas III

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — The Timberwolves have an open roster spot after the team announced it waived veteran guard John Lucas III on Saturday. The often inactive 34-year-old guard made the team on a training-camp...
  • 12 days ago
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How do winning NBA coaches, like Timberwolves’ Thibodeau, handle losing?

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Tom Thibodeau’s former players can’t imagine how the coach is handling what he’s going through this season. Thibodeau is a winner at heart, said Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, who played for...
  • 14 days ago
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Shooting advice for Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio — be selfish?

TwinCities.com (Jace Frederick) — Shooting struggles have plagued Ricky Rubio throughout his career, and the problem persists. It hasn’t gotten any better this season, as his field goal percentage (.360) is mere ticks off his...
  • 15 days ago
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Blog Articles

Paul, Griffin out for Clippers vs. Wolves tonight

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves end three-game trip facing a L.A. team missing its two All Stars
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Wolves hope to give coach Tom Thibodeau a win for his birthday

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves are playing a Spurs team that has lost two of three games
  • 2 days ago

Wolves winning streak ends in Dallas

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves were looking for first four-game winning streak in four years
  • 4 days ago

Zach LaVine back in lineup today for Wolves

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — LaVine's return means minutes might again be limited for Brandon Rush
  • 4 days ago

LaVine: "Making progess" with hip, status vs. Thunder TBD

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves guard Zach LaVine ran and shot some at shootaround today, is a game-time decision tonight vs. Thunder
  • 6 days ago

Numbers show Wolves improving over the last month

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Zach LaVine remains questionable for Friday's game with Oklahoma City
  • 7 days ago
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Victory over Rockets gives Wolves second winning streak of the season

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves' strong play ends Houston's winning streak at nine
  • 8 days ago

Houston comes to town on a nine-game win streak. Again.

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Wolves could be without Zach LaVine
  • 8 days ago
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Wolves, Mavericks battle for the bottom tonight at Target Center

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Tonight's winner will be just three games out of the Western Conference's eighth and final playoffs spot
  • 10 days ago
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Wolves waive veteran guard John Lucas III

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Move leaves Wolves roster at 14
  • 12 days ago
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Muhammad out tonight at Washington

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Wolves will play Wizards without ill backup forward Shabazz Muhammad tonight in Washington.
  • 13 days ago
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Sixers' Embiid vows "payback" in rematch with college mate Wiggins

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Wolves and 76ers meet again in Philadelphia tonight after the Wolves won 110-86 at Target Center on a TNT Thursday in November.
  • 16 days ago
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Lillard out tonight for Portland vs. Wolves

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — The Timberwolves have won five of their last nine games entering tonight's home game against Portland. Blazers guard Damian Lillard will miss his fourth consecutive game because of a left ankle...
  • 18 days ago
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Wolves youth is served in victory over Milwaukee at Target Center

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Minnesota's offense ran smoothly from start to finish
  • 20 days ago
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Young talent will be on display tonight at Target Center

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Both the Bucks and the Wolves are building around a core group of young players
  • 20 days ago
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Wolves, Nuggets travel same road to Pepsi Center tonight

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Denver has won three more games than the 10-21 Timberwolves, but both teams arrive at Pepsi Center tonight believing they're both better than their records indicate.
  • 22 days ago
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A big night for the Wolves Big Three

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Towns, Wiggins and LaVine all score more than 20 in Wolves victory over Atlanta at Target Center
  • 24 days ago
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Last-minute change for Hawks: Hardaway inactive tonight vs. Wolves

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Hawks had hoped to be 100 percent healthy in rematch from Wednesday's game.
  • 24 days ago
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Dwight Howard, Tim Hardaway Jr. to play tonight

StarTribune.com (Kent Youngblood) — Howard's return changes the Hawks look
  • 24 days ago
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Wolves' Christmas wish: Slow down Russell Westbrook

StarTribune.com (Jerry Zgoda) — Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook tonight goes for fourth consecutive 40-point game
  • 25 days ago
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