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Andrew Wiggins admitted he wasn't having as much fun last season he did in other years. "But the joy has always been there. I've never been on the court not wanting to play."
Andrew Wiggins did not look sharp with the regular season just ahead. The Wolves are hoping Thursday's 118-96 loss — another 22-point defeat — isn't foreboding of what's to come.
Veteran point guard Jeff Teague described the Wolves offense with a term you don't often hear from professional basketball players.
In their lone preseason home appearance, the Wolves beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 131-101 at Target Center and perhaps revealed plans for newcomers Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.
Jarrett Culver said he is still trying to master terminology on defense and realizing he has to talk more on that end of the floor than he did in college at Texas Tech.
The Wolves are making a concerted effort to shoot more three-pointers this season, and they are on track to do that after taking 39 of their 93 shots from beyond the arc Tuesday in the first look at their revamped offense.
While rookie Jarrett Culver (pictured) got his first taste of NBA action, Karl-Anthony Towns was his usual effective self, collecting 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Saric got a crash course in life in the NBA last season as he was traded twice within the span of a calendar year — once from Philadelphia to the Wolves in November as part of the Jimmy Butler deal and then again in June.
Second-year guard Josh Okogie says he will slow down and read the game better.
Shabazz Napier has a chance to replace the departed Tyus Jones as Jeff Teague's top backup at point guard.
Jordan Bell, a Golden State second-round pick in 2017, has a championship ring, but he wants more out of his career. "This is a place I can build," he said of coming to Minnesota.
In Jake Layman, the Wolves think they have found an intelligent, crafty player who can complement Karl-Anthony Towns' game.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Andrew Wiggins wore a No. 14 practice jersey with "Saunders" on the back. That was Flip Saunders' number when he played for the U.
Injuries cost Jeff Teague 40 games and ultimately led to ankle surgery late in the season.
The dramatically different atmosphere around the Timberwolves was on full display when the 2019-20 team gathered for the first time on Monday.
Here are some story lines to follow throughout Wolves training camp and into the season
Dario Saric, who came to the team in the Jimmy Butler trade, will head to Phoenix as part of the deal; the Wolves obtained shooting guard Jarrett Culver, who was the Big 12 Player of the Year and led the Red Raiders into the NCAA title game.
A year ago, the Wolves opened training camp amid constant drama with Jimmy Butler's trade request — and Tom Thibodeau's reluctance to trade the angered star. The vibe is much different this season.
The top Twins pitching propspect is adjusting well to his new role in the bullpen.
In anticipation of homer No. 400, the veteran slugger's mind and body are at ease.
Coach Ryan Saunders recently joined his team in the Bahamas for a camaraderie-building trip.
The inconsistent play of Andrew Wiggins was a popular topic for Gersson Rosas to address Thursday at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Jimmy Butler will return to town with the Miami Heat when the Wolves play their first home game at Target Center on Oct. 27.
Faith runs deep in Jarrett Culver's family. His father, Hiawatha, runs Rising Star Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas, where Jarrett grew up and stayed to attend Texas Tech for two years.
Josh Okogie spent a day with a handful of other NBA players seeing how NBA TV and TNT put together their programming as part of the league's job shadowing program.
Gersson Rosas said he views the lineup as "a point guard, wings and fives," with the idea of forcing other teams to adapt to what the Wolves are doing.
The Wolves tried to come up with a deal for the backup point guard and Apple Valley native as free agency began, but Memphis' offer would have put them up against the salary tax.
It's evident when watching the Timberwolves in summer league that Keita Bates-Diop is among the most confident players on the floor. Can that translate in more success during the regular season?
Because the Wolves were not able to complete their draft-night trade with the Suns until Saturday, Culver was not allowed to participate in their summer league minicamp.
Because Jones is a restricted free agent, the Wolves have two days to match Memphis' offer sheet.
Gersson Rosas said over time he envisioned Jarrett Culver growing into a "primary playmaker," but he will be involved in the Wolves' offense right away.
Clinic and Vegas league give staff first shot to work with players.
The former Texas Tech standout will join the Wolves' Las Vegas Summer League team on Sunday.
Jake Layman's salary is comparable to Dario Saric's, meaning the Wolves can use the trade exception they gained on draft night when they sent Saric to the Suns
For the second day in a row, the Timberwolves nabbed a young frontcourt player to a one-year deal for cheap
The team is still seeking to land superstar-level talent.
The team was left scrambling after the All-Star guard -- the Wolves' priority in NBA free agency -- opted to go to Golden State.
The Nets' restricted free agent is likely to have many suitors.
Robby Sikka, with a background in sports medicine and in many pro leagues, is joining the Wolves.
The 6-8 guard had a nonguaranteed deal.
Gersson Rosas has referred to free agency as a "hard place" to live, and his cautious approach toward it might be wise given Minnesota is a market that hasn't traditionally lured big-name players.
For Gersson Rosas, who is serving as one of the camp's directors, having a camp in Colombia is a goal he has worked to see come to fruition for a long time.
New Wolves boss Gersson Rosas and his parents migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was 3. They settled in Houston, where Rosas found his love of basketball and a city he embraced.
Choice of Jarret Culver involves defense and the expanding role of wings.
Jaylen Nowell had not worked out with the Wolves, but he still got the phone call that he was joining the organization.
Pac 12 Player of the Year Jaylen Nowell's shooting efficiency could fit in well with a Wolves team that is looking to revamp its attack from three-point range.
For Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas, there is one sure path to success in the NBA: getting superstars. Tonight's draft is the first step toward that goal.
It the Wolves stay put at where they are, here are five names they could be looking to select.
Teams may guarantee a draft pick they will take him at a certain spot in an effort to prevent him from working out for other teams. But it's a practice Wolves President Gersson Rosas said the Wolves won't do
Gersson Rosas minces no words when it comes to evaluating the Wolves roster. This is Karl-Anthony Towns' team, and the Wolves universe revolves around their All-Star big man.
A source said Pablo Prigioni will be the "offensive coordinator" that President Gersson Rosas outlined last month when discussing the staff he would like to have under Ryan Saunders.
Seated in front of family, Ryan Saunders was able to prevent his emotions from overwhelming him as the Timberwolves introduced the former interim coach as their permanent one.
Players such as Karl-Anthony Towns endorsed Ryan Saunders' candidacy in the final weeks of the season even after the Wolves were eliminated from the playoffs.
The franchise still has never moved up from their assigned spot in lottery history. The New Orleans Pelicans had better luck, obtaining the No. 1 pick.
A source told the Star Tribune that Gersson Rosas should make a decision on the head coaching position by the end of the week or over the weekend.
Gersson Rosas, the team's new president of basketball operations, is set to represent the Wolves in Chicago at Tuesday's draft lottery, the annual event in which the future of several franchises hinge on the fate of pingpong balls.
Ryan Saunders has talked at length about the position but no decision has been reached yet.
Gersson Rosas emerged from an initial pool of Wolves president of basketball operations candidates that included 25 to 30 names, team CEO Ethan Casson said.
Rosas will now begin the process of making over the Wolves in his image. Some decisions will require his immediate attention. Some will be more long term.
The Timberwolves are handing the keys to the franchise to someone from the Houston Rockets, one of the most forward-thinking franchises in the NBA.
A source said the interview process is expected to last seven to 10 days, with the candidates all coming to Minnesota over that time frame.
The new president of basketball operations will have to figure out how the Wolves are going to navigate their finances while filling out the roster and remaining competitive.
Karl-Anthony Towns' statistics improved significantly after the Jimmy Butler drama ended with his trade to the 76ers, and showed how important Towns is to the Wolves' future.
The Wolves are in the process of searching for a new president of basketball operations, someone who will have a major influence over the roster and Andrew Wiggins' future.
Some players said it was among the most difficult seasons they have encountered, from Jimmy Butler's situation to Tom Thibodeau's firing to injuries that hampered the team.
The Wolves led by 11 with four minutes to play, only to have Denver make a 12-0 run to take the lead with 31.5 seconds remaining.
Wolves plan to hire a president of basketball operations to play a key role in the process.
Jimmy Butler's trade and coach Tom Thibodeau's firing made for a tumultuous season. The Wolves' offseason will include a search for a new president of basketball operations and determining if coach Ryan Saunders and GM Scott Layden will be retained.
With Karl-Anthony Towns out, Wolves coach Ryan Saunders pieced together some odd combinations on the floor.
The Wolves have two games remaining, starting with Tuesday's home finale against Toronto, but they are like the final exams seniors take already accepted to college. They count, but not really.
Jarrett Culver finished with 15 points on 5-for-22 shooting in Monday's title game, including 0-for-6 from three-point range.
Controversial call goes against Auburn but assistant coach says, 'It didn't come down to one play'
Tyus Jones is one of multiple Timberwolves who have reached the Final Four. His trip ended with a national championship. Others weren't as fortunate.
Karl-Anthony Towns snapped out of his recent slump by scoring 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting as the Wolves returned to Dallas for the first time since the first week of the season.
The Gorgui Dieng Foundation raises money for medical supplies, food and basketball camp equipment for his home country.