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Sam Mitchell decided to go with his more experienced center late in the games vs. the Kings and Hawks.
Friday’s victory now makes the Wolves 2-6 at Target Center, 6-2 on the road and most importantly, now .500 overall at 8-8.
The Timberwolves scratched starting point guard Ricky Rubio from Friday’s game at Sacramento because of soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle and replaced him with second-year guard Zach LaVine.
Coach Sam Mitchell says young Wolves must deal with demands on their time from family and friends. Players need to learn the word 'no.'
The reigning Rookie of the Year scored 15 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter.
Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad’s promised promotion to more playing time begs the age-old question: Do you play more because you have played better or do you play better when you play more?
In 2011, the Hawks’ big man saw great potential in the Wolves rookie.
Karl-Anthony Towns said bigger, stronger, older players have tried to muscle him so far this early in his career, but they attack him in a certain way nonetheless.
The Wolves are trying to bring the magic of the road back to Target Center, where they are winless.
Wolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell said before the season began that his young team would have to lose games in the final minutes before they learn how to win them.
All shooters experience slumps and in 12 NBA seasons, Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin has endured more than a few. But he can’t remember one quite like this one.
Reserves Shabazz Muhammad, Adreian Payne and Zach LaVine teamed up with Ricky Rubio, who returned to the lineup after being out for more than a week.
Sam Mitchell coached Chris Bosh for four-plus seasons in Toronto, but not since he was fired by the Raptors in December 2008. He remembers that time fondly.
Fewer back-to-backs, more off days already having good results, Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell says.
They cut a 27-point deficit to one but still ended up with their first road loss.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor acknowledged that he's had talks with Steve Kaplan, a minority owner of the Memphis Grizzlies. But the Wolves owner said he's also talked to others and has no agreement or timetable to get a deal done.
Glen Taylor is looking to sell about 20 percent of the team to a group led by one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ minority partners.
Stephen Curry’s 46 points help beat the Wolves and keep the Warriors unbeaten
Stephen Curry, the NBA’s reigning MVP is off to a blazing start. The Warriors bring their perfect 9-0 record to Minneapolis on Thursday.
Andrew Wiggins tied his career-high with 33 points while Karl-Anthony Towns blocked three shots in a 37-second stretch late in the improbable victory.
With two 30-something veterans in his starting lineup, Mitchell said he has no plans to adjust his lineups and/or rotations to contest Father Time. Unless …
Tayshaun Prince played 38 ½ minutes Saturday because of his defense, but he also quadrupled his previous season scoring high.
Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 31 points, two shy of his career best.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg flew to Minnesota a week ago Saturday and paid his respects to Flip Saunders along with a host of current and former NBA coaches.
Fred Hoiberg left a comfortable niche at Iowa State to lead the Bulls.
An opening night at home that began with so many tears, such solemnity and a big early lead ended in controversy with bellowed boos cascading onto the Target Center court.
After Sunday’s practice, Timberwolves players and coaches recorded their memories and sentiments about the man who brought most of them to the organization.
In the week after Flip Saunders' death, the Wolves won the season’s first two games, starting a season 2-0 with consecutive road victories for the first time in franchise history.
The Wolves returned from their successful 2-0 start to the season to honor the late Flip Saunders.
Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett on Friday talked publicly for the first time since his longtime coach and friend Flip Saunders died Sunday.
Timberwolves guards Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine united for a brief but vital four-plus minute stretch during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s stirring, emotional comeback.
When Lakers guard Lou Williams’ running, potentially winning floater missed at the final buzzer, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Garnett each pointed to the sky in honor of Flip Saunders.
The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns and the Los Angeles Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell met Wednesday for the first time as professionals during the season opener for both teams.
Relationship between quiet Wiggins, exuberant Towns will be foundation for Wolves’ future
Wolves owner Glen Taylor: “I knew how tenuous his situation was, so many things going wrong, but still you always had that hopefulness inside you that he’d turn the corner the other way."
One day after Timberwolves part-owner, president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders died, team owner Glen Taylor said Monday he has already put his team on course for a season without the man who completely rebuilt the team’s roster.
Flip Saunders arrived in Minnesota 42 years ago to play basketball for the University of Minnesota. Despite taking jobs elsewhere, he never really left.
Friends told of how Saunders helped them, even before they asked.
Timberwolves coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders won’t return this season because of complications resulting from his treatment for cancer, team owner Glen Taylor said Friday.
From young star to veteran mentor, Kevin Garnett has come full circle at he prepares for his 21st NBA season.
Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell has turned to Andrew Wiggins — all 6-8 of him — to start at shooting guard and be Ricky Rubio’s backcourt partner.
Fans booed every time Wolves rookie (and former Duke star) Tyus Jones touched the ball during Tuesday's Wolves-Bucks exhibition in Madison. “They hate me here," Jones said.
Rookie Karl-Anthony Towns’ first real look at a legitimately sized NBA center at the top of his game came Sunday against Marc Gasol of Memphis. Towns liked the challenge.
Point guard Ricky Rubio made his preseason debut in Sunday’s 90-68 loss at Memphis, offering a defensive presence and showing the residue from his time away.
The point guard will play Sunday at Memphis if he comes through Saturday's practice OK.
Coach Sam Mitchell calls himself pleased so far with a productive center rotation in which rookie Karl-Anthony Towns starts and Dieng comes off the bench.
Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell started Kevin Garnett, Andre Miller and Tayshaun Prince alongside Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday night against the Raptors.
Now in their 50s, both men call themselves older, wiser and smart enough now to know just what they don’t know.
The former No. 1 overall pick scored 21 points in 19 minutes in his return to Toronto.
Arnie Kander, a once-retired therapist and healer, accepted the mission of stemming the Wolves’ injury tide.
If Wednesday’s preseason-opening loss to Oklahoma City gave Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell something to complain about, Saturday’s 114-105 loss to Chicago presumably advances the conversation.
With Ricky Rubio and Andre Miller out, that leaves the load on rookie Tyus Jones and Lorenzo Brown in Saturday's preseason game vs. Chicago.
Just days after he made it crystal clear he believes he’s still a starting shooting guard in this league, veteran Kevin Martin now finds himself playing a secondary role.
Timberwolves rookie Tyus Jones experienced his first real league action in Wednesday’s 122-99 preseason-opening loss to Oklahoma City.
Sam Mitchell on Tuesday said he intends to start young Zach LaVine over veteran Kevin Martin this season.
Wolves interim head coach Sam Mitchell said Rubio’s absence from the Black team’s 68-54 victory over the White team was purely precautionary after Rubio missed the last couple practices because of what Mitchell called a quad strain.
Fitter, faster Wolves guard said he’s up to being a creator at point or athletic wing scorer.
In charge of a defense that finished last in the NBA in too many categories last season, Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell has stepped backward in order to move forward.
Andre Miller knows his role with the Wolves is to teach Ricky Rubio and Tyus Jones all that he can.
Zach LaVine is the logical successor to Kevin Martin at the starting shooting-guard spot. The big question is: When?
Shooting coach Mike Penberthy didn’t return to the Timberwolves this season on a full-time basis, but he will continue to work with pupil Ricky Rubio and maybe others, including Zach LaVine.
Nemanja Bjelica’s name a mouthful but the Serbian star can really play.
Solheim Cup showed dark side of U.S.-Europe rivalry.
Just about everybody recounted an emotional summer when they learned that coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders had been stricken with cancer and the complications that followed.
Sam Mitchell bears an interim tag but shows a staying-awhile attitude. He sat down with Jerry Zgoda for a wide-ranging Q&A ahead of the Timberwolves season, which kicks off with media day on Monday.
Sam Mitchell bears an interim tag but shows a staying-awhile attitude.
U.S. captain Davis Love III and European captain Darren Clarke are in town the next several days for a series of events a year in advance of next September’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska.
Flip Saunders will have no contact with the team for now, a directive given by Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “Flip has to have the time to get healthy,” said interim head coach Sam Mitchell.
Sam Mitchell Mitchell played seven seasons in Minnesota for Flip Saunders and coached for him one more. He will coach the players Saunders has assembled and teach Saunders’ system.
The Timberwolves announced Tuesday that coach and team president Flip Saunders has a “treatable and curable form of cancer” and will continue with his duties.
The length of Sam Mitchell’s appointment as interim head coach is uncertain and based upon Flip Saunders’ health and recovery. It’s expected to be at the very least through October
Registration for a draw to buy tickets begins June 22 and continues through September’s end, the one-year mark to the 2016 Ryder Cup.
Timberwolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns’ introduction to the NBA — and vice versa — delivered this past week in Las Vegas just what his team hoped from the draft’s No. 1 pick: a good bit of everything.
Andrew’s older brother, Nick, is getting a chance in Las Vegas to showcase his talent in the Summer League.
With his new contract signed, Kevin Garnett shared time and wisdom with youngsters during a Summer League practice in Las Vegas.
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