Naz Reid

Reid wields familiar skills as a Wolves center

Naz Reid, the rookie out of LSU, shows the same strengths as Karl-Anthony Towns. But Ryan Saunders offers some cautions about what to expect.

Back from China, Nets steer clear of controversy in remarks

October 16
The Brooklyn Nets played well and ate great on their trip to China.

The NBA's magic number for victories isn't 100 anymore

October 16
Getting to 100 points in the NBA used to almost certainly guarantee victory.
Vikings
October 16
On May 6, 1958, Bronko Nagurski, left, Walt Hoover and Fortune Gordien were on hand for the inaugural Minnesota Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Star Tribune revives Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame

The Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, dormant for a dozen years, will once again honor the state's rich sports history.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after sinking a fourth quarter basket Thursday night. He finished the game with 46 points.
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Wolves
October 16
Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague won't be running a play every time down the floor this season. The team doesn't want to become predicable as they

Wolves new offense? 'Kind of like random, pickup basketball'

Veteran point guard Jeff Teague described the Wolves offense with a term you don't often hear from professional basketball players.
Local
October 16
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns shops with Jaidon Jackson, 8, of Rosemount, whose father is in the Minnesota Army National Guard, during their

Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx combine philanthropy efforts, launch new grant program

The teams are launching a new grant program and boosting employee volunteering.
Wolves
October 16
Wolves rookie Jarrett Culver challenged the Pacers’ T.J. Leaf for the ball during the second half Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Towns scores 33 points in Wolves' victory at Indiana

The All-Star center produced 33 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in just more than 26 minutes of play.
Wolves
October 15
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington grabbed a defensive rebound with authority in Sunday night’s game. He is returning from a knee injury last sea

Covington says knee is 100%, but rhythm and conditioning need work

Wolves forward Robert Covington admitted the process of getting his rhythm back has been difficult, as has been the process of becoming fully confident that his knee is fully healthy.

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    Minnesota 1 2 .333 2 - 1-2 1-2
    Oklahoma City 1 2 .333 2 1-1 0-1 1-2
    Portland 1 2 .333 2 0-2 1-0 1-2
    Utah 0 4 .000 3.5 0-2 0-2 0-4
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    Phoenix 2 2 .500 0.5 1-1 1-1 2-2
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    Houston 2 2 .500 2 0-1 - 2-2
    Memphis 1 1 .500 2 0-1 1-0 1-1
    Dallas 1 3 .250 3 1-1 0-2 1-3
    San Antonio 1 3 .250 3 0-2 1-1 1-3
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    Milwaukee 4 0 1.000 0 1-0 3-0 4-0
    Indiana 3 1 .750 1 1-1 - 3-1
    Detroit 3 2 .600 1.5 2-1 1-1 3-2
    Chicago 1 3 .250 3 0-2 1-1 1-3
    Cleveland 0 3 .000 3.5 0-1 0-2 0-3
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    Boston 4 0 1.000 0 2-0 2-0 4-0
    Philadelphia 3 0 1.000 0.5 1-0 2-0 3-0
    Brooklyn 2 0 1.000 1 - - 2-0
    New York 1 2 .333 2.5 0-2 1-0 1-2
    Toronto 1 2 .333 2.5 0-1 - 1-2
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    Miami 3 0 1.000 0 2-0 1-0 3-0
    Orlando 3 2 .600 1 0-2 3-0 3-2
    Washington 1 2 .333 2 0-2 1-0 1-2
    Atlanta 1 3 .250 2.5 0-2 1-1 1-3
    Charlotte 1 4 .200 3 0-3 1-1 1-4
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    Boston 118, Cleveland 95, F Minnesota 119, Indiana 111, F Philadelphia 106, Detroit 86, F
  • Wednesday, October 16
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    Memphis 124, Oklahoma City 119, F Portland 126, Utah 118, F LA Lakers 126, Golden State 93, F
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    Miami @ Orlando Atlanta @ Chicago Minnesota @ Milwaukee
    Portland @ Denver Dallas @ LA Clippers
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    Washington @ Philadelphia Toronto @ Brooklyn Houston @ Miami
    New Orleans @ New York Memphis @ San Antonio LA Lakers @ Golden State
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Wolves
October 14
Former Gophers star Jordan Murphy was waived by the Timberwolves on Monday. If he clears waivers, he's expected to report to the club's G-League affil

Wolves waive two, including U's Murphy; sign Battle and Brown

The Wolves made some changes at the fringes of the roster. Former Gophers star Jordan Murphy and Lindell Wigginton are expected to go to the team's G-League affiliate in Iowa.
Wolves
October 14
Maccabi Haifa guard David Cohn tried to strip the ball from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Napier (13) as he drove to the net in the second quar

Napier, Graham stand out in Wolves home exhibition victory

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.
Wolves
October 13
Noah Vonleh, left, guards the Warriors' Stephen Curry during the first half of an NBA preseason game on Thursday

Wolves can't stop Curry's 40 points ... or Golden State's 143 in loss

For the second time in two years, Stephen Curry scored 40 points in a preseason game vs. the Timberwolves, this time making 14 of 19 shots from the field.
Wolves
October 13
Timberwolves guard Jarrett Culver shoots over Phoenix forward Cameron Johnson during the first half of a preseason game.

Wolves strive to keep the pace up, the turnovers down

The Wolves debuted their faster-paced offense on Tuesday against Phoenix and worked again on improving it Thursday against Golden State in their second preseason game.
Wolves
October 13
Rookie Jarrett Culver, watching Wolves teammates play during NBA Summer League action in Las Vegas, says he realizes he has a lot to learn about playi

Wolves' Culver trying to get up to speed as NBA rookie

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.
Gophers
October 10
Ed Kalafat started at center for the Gophers from 1951-1954.

Kalafat, former Gophers star and first round pick of Lakers, dies at 86

Ed Kalafat was the Gophers starting center for three seasons. He led the Gophers in scoring in his first two seasons and was captain and MVP of the 1953-54 team.
Wolves
October 10
Karl-Anthony Towns can dunk and work the post, but the Wolves want their big man to shoot more three-pointers in a modernized offense.

'Aggressive at all times,' Towns is ready to let it fly from downtown

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.
Wolves
October 9

Ryan Saunders: Treveon Graham 'definitely somebody to keep an eye on'

The newly-acquired wing showcased his versatility in the preseason opener on Tuesday and could be a significant part of the Wolves' rotation.
Wolves
October 9
Timberwolves rookie guard Jarrett Culver (23) shot over Suns forward Cameron Johnson during the first half of a preseason NBA game Tuesday. He scored

Wolves push the pace, still lose preseason opener to Suns

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.
Wolves
October 9
Dario Saric (36)

Ex-Wolves forward Saric ready for another new start

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.
Wolves
October 8

The Josh Okogie file

Okogie is expected to compete for the open fifth spot in the starting lineup or be a top reserve in the backcourt.
Wolves
October 8
High-flying Josh Okogie went a million miles an hour in most situations last season, sometimes to his detriment.

Wolves' Okogie needs to look before he leaps

Second-year guard Josh Okogie says he will slow down and read the game better.
Wolves
October 6
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders poses with players, from left: Jarrett Culver, Robert Covington, Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Josh Oko

Wolves' pace will pick up for Tuesday's preseason game

When the preseason opens Tuesday at Phoenix, it appears a number of the Wolves' top players will play significant minutes.
Wolves
October 6
In his sixth NBA season, guard Shabazz Napier is playing for his fifth different team.

Opportunity knocks for new Wolves guard Napier

Shabazz Napier has a chance to replace the departed Tyus Jones as Jeff Teague's top backup at point guard.
Wolves
October 6

Shabazz Napier: a closer look

Napier was drafted in the first round, 24th overall, by Charlotte in 2014
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