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Both players are game-changers in different ways, according to the DeLaSalle coach, whose team has won four straight state titles and coached both of them at an All-Star Game last year.
The two men deepest inside a whirlwind of emotion and celebration could barely speak when their team won the league’s top draft pick for the first time after 16 unsuccessful tries.
Whatever happens Tuesday in the NBA’s draft lottery, the Timberwolves can draft no lower than fourth come June.
At the NBA combine, Apple Valley's Tyus Jones said he decided to turn pro after one year at Duke because it “was the best time for me.”
This week, Flip Saunders and his scouting staff is in Chicago for the annual draft combine getting a look at players.
The budding star has tackled everything thrown his way in his first NBA season.
The Timberwolves’ Flip Saunders wants his young team to improve its defense, its ball-handling, its individual players’ strength.
Some question whether Golden State, the league’s best team, can win in the NBA postseason.
The Wolves own a 25 percent chance to win the June draft’s No. 1 pick and, no matter what happens in the draft lottery, won't pick lower than fourth.
Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine have been where Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones is going, from one season of big-time college basketball all the way to the NBA.
The way Timberwolves coach and chief decisionmaker Flip Saunders sees it, there exists two divergent roads to lasting NBA success and his team definitely followed one of them in this long, lousy season.
Near the end of a long, lousy season they probably can’t too soon forget, the Timberwolves witnessed their future clear as can be Saturday night at Golden State.
Hours after the Wolves announced Ricky Rubio will have arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left ankle, Zach LaVine scored a new rookie record 37 points in a losing effort.
The former Wolves player, now a Lakers assistant, recalled his role in an ill-fated shooting spree.
Timberwolves rookies are four games away from the end of an introductory season more demanding than whatever they might have imagined.
The Timberolves still have the NBA’s second-worst record with four games remaining after Wednesday’s 116-91 loss in Portland.
PORTLAND – Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic underwent surgery in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday that left coach Flip Saunders hopeful his richly paid…
The two coaches spent years in the CBA before making it to the NBA.
Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic will undergo surgery next week to remove damaged tissue and repair his right Achilles tendon, the team said Thursday.
Challengers have emerged, but Andrew Wiggins remains a Rookie of the Year favorite. On Wednesday, Wiggins scored at least 20 points for the 26th time this season.
The Wolves lost their third straight game and for the 13th time in the past 16 games while keeping hold on the NBA’s second-worst record.
James Harden scored 16 of his 33 points in the third quarter, and 31 of those in the first three quarters as the Rockets won their 49th game of the season.
Wednesday’s game with the Timberwolves is pertinent only for its draft-lottery implications: The Lakers lead the Wolves in the win column by two, 18-16.
The Wolves had only seven healthy players for their overtime win over Utah and coach Flip Saunders was outraged afterward over suggestions his team is losing on purpose.
The Timberwolves lost yet another player to the injured list on Monday when they played at Utah without starting shooting guard Kevin Martin and his ailing hamstring.
Sean Kilpatrick had mere hours to pack, drive and join Wolves at the Garden.
Nikola Pekovic missed his fifth consecutive game Thursday because of that perpetually hurting ankle.
The shorthanded Wolves might have hurt their lottery odds by beating the Knicks in overtime Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
TORONTO – Timberwolves forward Anthony Bennett predicts his return from a sprained ankle is near. It just wasn’t near enough Wednesday. He says he…
Despite the result, another loss, Andrew Wiggins cherished playing in Toronto for the first time in front of a welcoming crowd.
In an eerie rerun of a drubbing in last fall, the Spurs were merciless as the Timberwolves had only eight players available due to injuries.
SAN ANTONIO – Timberwolves guard Gary Neal left San Antonio two summers ago and missed out on the Spurs winning an NBA title that…
Strong play and a bond with Nikola Pekovic may help teammates remember Justin Hamilton's name.
Russell Westbrook turned in a 29-point, 12-assist, 10-rebound game before he sat the final two minutes against a Wolves team missing five players.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Once 3-12 while its two superstars sat out injured, the Oklahoma City Thunder has righted itself, moving from nine games below…
Since last month’s All-Star Game Russell Westbrook has averaged 33.3 points a game and delivered triple-double games in five of his past seven.
Nikola Pekovic played only eight minutes in a loss, but Flip Saunders got to see more of two new players.
PHOENIX – Timberwolves rookie Adreian Payne started Wednesday for a second consecutive game and veteran Kevin Garnett sat out once again, this time in…
The rookie summoned some aggression when the Wolves were struggling.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers and Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders are among the NBA’s very few who also make their teams' personnel decisions.
The rookie power forward posted a double-double in big minutes after starting in Kevin Garnett’s spot.
Los Angeles was where Kevin Garnett and a young Ricky Rubio first wowed each other during a labor-stoppage workout.
On Thursday, the Wolves claimed 7-foot center Justin Hamilton off waivers and released rookie Glenn Robinson III to make room.
The Timberwolves were beaten at Target Center by a Nuggets team that has now won two in a row since firing its coach Tuesday.
Since Monday, the NBA now releases a transcription reviewing every official’s call or non-call made in the final two minutes of games.
The Wolves center missed most of the second half Saturday night and might not play today.
A second consecutive sellout crowd arrived early to watch Kevin Garnett back at Target Center, but they never got to say a proper goodnight after Garnett was ejected in the third quarter of a 101-97 loss.
Dave Joerger praised the Wolves to no end before Saturday’s game.
Thibodeau and Garnett won an NBA title together in their first seasons in Boston in 2008.
The Timberwolves kept Friday night’s game in Chicago close while Kevin Garnett rested, but the Bulls were too much in the end claiming a 96-89 victory.
Now that Kevin Garnett is back with the Timberwolves the question is whether the 38-year-old will play games on consecutive nights.
The Wolves found their rhythm with Kevin Garnett after a slow start Wednesday night against Washington.
They came early, waited in lengthy lines and in some cases paid a premium price for tickets Wednesday night at Target Center, all for the…
Kevin Garnett was reintroduced to Minnesota during a news conference Tuesday afternoon -- 20 years after he was drafted and came to Minnesota directly out of high school.
On Monday night, Kevin Garnett flew into Minnesota to prepare for Tuesday’s first practice with his new team and a welcoming news conference, while former partners Flip Saunders and Kevin McHale coached against each other in Houston.
Andrew Wiggins had 30 points for the Wolves in Houston, but Rockets star James Harden had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
In rejoining the Timberwolves in a trade for forward Thaddeus Young, the one-time teen superstar is now an elder statesman.
The Wolves and Brooklyn have discussed a deal that would bring Kevin Garnett back to the franchise where he played his first 12 NBA seasons.
Extending the break for NBA All-Star activities gives the Wolves’ contingent extra days to recharge.
Corey Brewer and Mo Williams are gone, but it appears that might be the extent of Flip Saunders' dealing.
Dominique Wilkins dished high-flying advice to rookie dunk contest contender Zach LaVine.
Flip Saunders spent an off-day wheeling and dealing, making two trades to continue to shape the Wolves’ roster.
The contrast between a team in sync and one trying to come together was glaring as Atlanta ended the Wiolves' three-game winning streak.
Monday night’s home game against Atlanta began a stretch of 14 opponents who were winning games at a 63 percent rate.
Ricky Rubio’s bad ankle will get more healing time during back-to-backs, Flip Saunders said.
Ricky Rubio returned after limping to the locker room and scored the final five points in a thrilling victory in front of a home crowd.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger returned to Minnesota and Target Center for Friday’s game against the Timberwolves, the first time he’s coached here since last summer’s courtship with his home-state team.
Ricky Rubio believes he is an improved teammate and shooter from a three-month absence that tested his patience but said made him better all around.
Wolves coach Flip Saunders finally has some options with the lineup.
The point guard scored 10 points in his first game since missing 42 because of a sprained ankle.
Flip Saunders said he appreciates Ricky Rubio’s command of his position more after coaching him for all of October and November’s first week than he did before he coached him.
Kevin Love said his first trip back to Target Center was mostly positive. Meanwhile, Flip Saunders was livid about a Timberwolves-produced promotional video spoofing Love's return.
The Wolves turned the ball over 21 times, 16 in the second half as the Sixers won a rare second straight game at home.
Thaddeus Young received a warm welcome in his return to the team for which he played his first seven seasons.
Flip Saunders and Andrew Wiggins give the impression that Wiggins isn’t getting the calls he deserves, particularly around the basket.
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