Josh Okogie's development is vital, given team’s tight cap situation

Wolves feel salary-cap pinch as they enter offseason

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.
Wolves
April 17

On the hook for plenty: Breaking down the Wolves' salary cap situation

Here's a look at Wolves players on guaranteed contracts and their salaries in 2019-20
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Wolves
April 17
Among the decisions that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor needs to make is who will replace Tom Thibodeau as president of basketball operations.

Taylor's next big choice: A new president of basketball operations

Three names have emerged as candidates to replace Tom Thibodeau as the Wolves president of basketball operations. Here's what you should know about them.
Wolves
April 17
All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has retained his optimism and stayed committed to the Wolves amid the team’s chaos.

After rocky start, Towns shows Wolves future still centers on him

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.
Wild
April 16
Parity parties: Underdogs pulling off big upsets in first week of NHL, NBA playoffs

Parity parties: Underdogs pulling off big upsets in first week of NHL, NBA playoffs

As of Tuesday morning, lower seeds in the NHL playoffs are 13-11. In the NBA, they are 4-6 — including the Clippers’ stunning comeback win over top-seeded Golden State.
Wolves
April 16
Wolves fans hoped for more production from Andrew Wiggins after the midseason change of coaches from Tom Thibodeau to Ryan Saunders.

Enigma Wiggins says he had 'OK season,' even if fans may disagree

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.
Wolves
April 15
'Game of Thrones' parody takes aim at Butler's departure from Wolves

'Game of Thrones' parody takes aim at Butler's departure from Wolves

Jimmy Butler's acrimonious final weeks with the Timberwolves gets a makeover with a Game of Thrones theme, featuring mascot Crunch, 'Lord Thibs' and others.
Wolves
April 14
Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders and forward Taj Gibson

A grueling Wolves season is over at last. So what's ahead?

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.

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Denver 54 28 .659 0 34-7 20-21 5-5
    Portland 53 29 .646 1 32-9 21-20 8-2
    Utah 50 32 .610 4 29-12 21-20 8-2
    Oklahoma City 49 33 .598 5 27-14 22-19 7-3
    Minnesota 36 46 .439 18 25-16 11-30 4-6
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 57 25 .695 0 30-11 27-14 8-2
    LA Clippers 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 6-4
    Sacramento 39 43 .476 18 24-17 15-26 3-7
    LA Lakers 37 45 .451 20 22-19 15-26 6-4
    Phoenix 19 63 .232 38 12-29 7-34 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 53 29 .646 0 31-10 22-19 8-2
    San Antonio 48 34 .585 5 32-9 16-25 6-4
    Dallas 33 49 .402 20 24-17 9-32 5-5
    Memphis 33 49 .402 20 21-20 12-29 4-6
    New Orleans 33 49 .402 20 19-22 14-27 3-7
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 60 22 .732 0 33-8 27-14 7-3
    Indiana 48 34 .585 12 29-12 19-22 4-6
    Detroit 41 41 .500 19 26-15 15-26 4-6
    Chicago 22 60 .268 38 9-32 13-28 2-8
    Cleveland 19 63 .232 41 13-28 6-35 0-10
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 58 24 .707 0 32-9 26-15 7-3
    Philadelphia 51 31 .622 7 31-10 20-21 4-6
    Boston 49 33 .598 9 28-13 21-20 6-4
    Brooklyn 42 40 .512 16 23-18 19-22 6-4
    New York 17 65 .207 41 9-32 8-33 3-7
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Orlando 42 40 .512 0 25-16 17-24 8-2
    Charlotte 39 43 .476 3 25-16 14-27 6-4
    Miami 39 43 .476 3 19-22 20-21 4-6
    Washington 32 50 .390 10 22-19 10-31 2-8
    Atlanta 29 53 .354 13 17-24 12-29 5-5
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1880
    A. Wiggins MIN 1321
    D. Rose MIN 917
    D. Saric MIN 858
    T. Gibson MIN 753
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 954
    T. Gibson MIN 458
    D. Saric MIN 457
    A. Wiggins MIN 352
    G. Dieng MIN 311
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 343
    T. Jones MIN 327
    K. Towns MIN 259
    D. Rose MIN 220
    A. Wiggins MIN 184
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .566
    K. Towns MIN .518
    G. Dieng MIN .501
    M. Creek MIN .500
    L. Deng MIN .500
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 125
    A. Wiggins MIN 48
    R. Covington MIN 47
    G. Dieng MIN 41
    T. Gibson MIN 39
  • Steals
    J. Okogie MIN 88
    T. Jones MIN 80
    R. Covington MIN 74
    A. Wiggins MIN 71
    K. Towns MIN 67
  • Points
    J. Harden HOU 2818
    P. George OKC 2159
    K. Walker CHA 2102
    B. Beal WAS 2099
    D. Lillard POR 2067
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 1232
    R. Gobert UTA 1041
    N. Vucevic ORL 960
    K. Towns MIN 954
    D. Jordan NY 902
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 784
    T. Young ATL 653
    B. Simmons PHI 610
    D. Fox SAC 590
    J. Harden HOU 586
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .669
    C. Capela HOU .648
    J. McGee LAL .624
    T. Bryant WAS .616
    M. Harrell LAC .615
  • Blocked Shots
    M. Turner IND 199
    R. Gobert UTA 187
    B. Lopez MIL 179
    M. Robinson NY 161
    J. McGee LAL 148
  • Steals
    P. George OKC 170
    J. Harden HOU 158
    M. Smart BOS 143
    R. Westbrook OKC 142
    A. Drummond DET 136
  • Friday, April 19
    Toronto 98, Orlando 93, F Boston 104, Indiana 96, F Oklahoma City 120, Portland 108, F
  • Saturday, April 20
    Philadelphia 112, Brooklyn 108, F Denver 117, San Antonio 103, F Milwaukee 119, Detroit 103, F
    Houston 104, Utah 101, F
  • Today, April 21
    Boston @ Indiana Golden State @ LA Clippers Toronto @ Orlando
    Portland @ Oklahoma City
  • Monday, April 22
    Milwaukee @ Detroit Houston @ Utah
  • Tuesday, April 23
    Orlando @ Toronto Brooklyn @ Philadelphia San Antonio @ Denver
    Oklahoma City @ Portland
  • Wednesday, April 24
    Indiana @ Boston Utah @ Houston Detroit @ Milwaukee
    LA Clippers @ Golden State
  • Thursday, April 25
    Toronto @ Orlando Philadelphia @ Brooklyn Denver @ San Antonio
    Portland @ Oklahoma City
  • Friday, April 26
    Milwaukee @ Detroit Boston @ Indiana Houston @ Utah
    Golden State @ LA Clippers
Wolves
April 12
Jeff Teague

Teague chooses to pick up $19 million option to remain with Wolves

Jeff Teague, 30, played in only 42 games this season as different injuries affected his playing time.
Wolves
April 12
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was congratulated by team owner Glen Taylor and his wife Becky after a win over the Golden State Warriors

Hartman: Taylor says draft staff will stay while search for basketball boss begins

Whether Ryan Saunders and Scott Layden stay or go could depend on who is hired as the Timberwolves' new basketball boss.
Wolves
April 11
Timberwolves forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, stole the ball from Nuggets forward Paul Millsap during the first half Wednesday.

One last loss: Wolves blow late double-digit lead to end season

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
April 11

Wolves-Denver game recap

Nuggets All-Star Nikola Jokic scored 29 points on 13-for-26 shooting to go with 14 rebounds with the Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns out of the lineup.
Wolves
April 11
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders, right, spoke to team owner Glen Taylor and his wife, Becky, before the start of a recent game.

Wolves are launching search for new president of basketball operations

Wolves plan to hire a president of basketball operations to play a key role in the process.
Wolves
April 10
Coach Ryan Saunders, at Tuesday’s final home game against the Raptors, has won support and praise from Timberwolves players since taking over.

After losing a star and their coach, Wolves look to establish stability

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.
Wolves
April 10

Timberwolves-Toronto game recap

Raptors All-Star Kawhi Leonard didn't have to break much of a sweat, playing only 24 minutes, but he had a game-high 20 points.
Wolves
April 10

Timberwolves-Denver game preview

Karl-Anthony Towns emerged on the Wolves' injury report because of right knee inflammation and did not play Tuesday against the Raptors.
Wolves
April 10
Wolves forward Dario Saric fought for possession of the ball against the Raptors' Danny Green in the first half Tuesday.

Wolves' mix-and-match lineup loses home finale to Raptors

With Karl-Anthony Towns out, Wolves coach Ryan Saunders pieced together some odd combinations on the floor.
Wolves
April 9
Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders would like the interim tag removed for next season.

Saunders will try to keep Wolves focused in final two games

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.
Wolves
April 8

Gameday preview: Wolves vs. Raptors

In eight career games, Andrew Wiggins, who is a native of Toronto, averages 24 points per game against the Raptors.
Wolves
April 7
Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones gets Flip Saunders Legacy Award

Jones earned the award because of his work in community service.
Wolves
April 7
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives against Timberwolves guard Jared Terrell

Thunder breezes through Wolves' defense at the end

Russell Westbrook had a triple double with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists for the Thunder, which scored on four of its last five possessions to get the win.

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  • Denver

    San Antonio

     

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    117

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  • Milwaukee

    Detroit

     

    - F

    119

    103

  • Houston

    Utah

     

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    104

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