Wolves washout Bennett wins a title, says he'll have the 'last laugh'

Wolves washout Bennett wins a title, says he'll have the 'last laugh'

Anthony Bennett won a championship ring in the EuroLeague, last weekend. Royce White, the former Minnesota prep star, is close to securing his own championship ring in the Canadian National Basketball League.

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

May 24
Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.

Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)

May 23
Golden State is beautiful to watch (unless you love the Wolves)
The Wolves should become a playoff-caliber team. But it will take a healthy mix of good fortune, timing and the unexpected demise of the Warriors to become anything more
Wolves
May 20

Reusse: 'Real MVP' not the same award as NBA MVP

We get this in every sport: MVP information is announced with the playoffs fresh in mind, and there's a clamor that postseason stardom proved such-and-such was the "real MVP." Wrong.
Wolves
May 18

Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns left off All-NBA teams

Despite gaudy statistics, Towns did not make one of three league honor squads. He had the highest vote total of players who were not All-NBA, including two first place votes.
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Wolves
May 17

Timberwolves slide back, grab seventh pick in NBA draft lottery

Minnesota once again moved down and will pick seventh instead of sixth. It's the ninth time in 19 years in the NBA draft lottery process the Wolves moved back.
Wolves
May 17

Drafting seventh: A look at three possible future Timberwolves

Profiles and video of three leading candidates to become Timberwolves in the 2017 NBA draft. Minnesota currently has the seventh overall pick.
Wolves
May 16

NBA draft lottery order

The full list, from Boston to Miami

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 51 31 .622 0 29-12 22-19 7-3
    Oklahoma City 47 35 .573 4 28-13 19-22 6-4
    Portland 41 41 .500 10 25-16 16-25 7-3
    Denver 40 42 .488 11 22-19 18-23 5-5
    Minnesota 31 51 .378 20 20-21 11-30 3-7
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 67 15 .817 0 36-5 31-10 9-1
    LA Clippers 51 31 .622 16 29-12 22-19 8-2
    Sacramento 32 50 .390 35 17-24 15-26 5-5
    LA Lakers 26 56 .317 41 17-24 9-32 5-5
    Phoenix 24 58 .293 43 15-26 9-32 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Antonio 61 21 .744 0 31-10 30-11 5-5
    Houston 55 27 .671 6 30-11 25-16 5-5
    Memphis 43 39 .524 18 24-17 19-22 3-7
    New Orleans 34 48 .415 27 21-20 13-28 4-6
    Dallas 33 49 .402 28 21-20 12-29 2-8
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 51 31 .622 0 31-10 20-21 4-6
    Indiana 42 40 .512 9 29-12 13-28 6-4
    Milwaukee 42 40 .512 9 23-18 19-22 5-5
    Chicago 41 41 .500 10 25-16 16-25 7-3
    Detroit 37 45 .451 14 24-17 13-28 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Boston 53 29 .646 0 30-11 23-18 7-3
    Toronto 51 31 .622 2 28-13 23-18 8-2
    New York 31 51 .378 22 19-22 12-29 4-6
    Philadelphia 28 54 .341 25 17-24 11-30 1-9
    Brooklyn 20 62 .244 33 13-28 7-34 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Washington 49 33 .598 0 30-11 19-22 5-5
    Atlanta 43 39 .524 6 23-18 20-21 6-4
    Miami 41 41 .500 8 23-18 18-23 6-4
    Charlotte 36 46 .439 13 22-19 14-27 4-6
    Orlando 29 53 .354 20 16-25 13-28 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 2061
    A. Wiggins MIN 1933
    Z. LaVine MIN 889
    R. Rubio MIN 836
    G. Dieng MIN 816
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 1007
    G. Dieng MIN 647
    A. Wiggins MIN 328
    R. Rubio MIN 305
    N. Bjelica MIN 244
  • Assists
    R. Rubio MIN 682
    K. Towns MIN 220
    A. Wiggins MIN 189
    K. Dunn MIN 188
    G. Dieng MIN 158
  • Field Goal Percentage
    K. Towns MIN .542
    C. Aldrich MIN .523
    G. Dieng MIN .502
    S. Muhammad MIN .482
    O. Casspi MIN .470
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 103
    G. Dieng MIN 95
    K. Dunn MIN 36
    A. Wiggins MIN 30
    (2) Players 23
  • Steals
    R. Rubio MIN 128
    G. Dieng MIN 88
    A. Wiggins MIN 82
    K. Dunn MIN 78
    K. Towns MIN 56
  • Points
    R. Westbrook OKC 2558
    J. Harden HOU 2356
    I. Thomas BOS 2199
    A. Davis NO 2099
    K. Towns MIN 2061
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 1115
    D. Jordan LAC 1114
    H. Whiteside MIA 1088
    R. Gobert UTA 1035
    K. Towns MIN 1007
  • Assists
    J. Harden HOU 907
    R. Westbrook OKC 840
    J. Wall WAS 831
    R. Rubio MIN 682
    L. James CLE 646
  • Field Goal Percentage
    D. Jordan LAC .714
    R. Gobert UTA .661
    C. Capela HOU .643
    D. Howard ATL .633
    M. Gortat WAS .579
  • Blocked Shots
    R. Gobert UTA 214
    M. Turner IND 172
    A. Davis NO 167
    H. Whiteside MIA 161
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 151
  • Steals
    J. Wall WAS 157
    D. Green GS 154
    T. Ariza HOU 147
    J. Butler CHI 143
    S. Curry GS 142
  • Monday, May 22
    Golden State 129, San Antonio 115, F
  • Tuesday, May 23
    Cleveland 112, Boston 99, F
  • Today, May 24
  • Thursday, May 25
    Cleveland @ Boston
  • Friday, May 26
  • Saturday, May 27
    Boston @ Cleveland
  • Sunday, May 28
  • Monday, May 29
    Cleveland @ Boston
Wolves
May 16

Reliving the Timberwolves' special 2015 NBA draft lottery night

The Wolves are hopeful former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins is the good luck charm that lands the franchise the 2017 No. 1 pick.
Wolves
May 16

Timberwolves go looking for draft lottery luck

It's time once again for the NBA draft lottery, a bittersweet annual rite for Timberwolves fans, who would gladly trade their one night of hope if it meant they didn't have to suffer through yet another season of sorrow.
Wolves
May 16

The Timberwolves' recent draft lottery lucky actually has been good

Despite their reputation, the Wolves’ lottery luck has been much better over the last five years. You might even say that it’s been … good?
Wolves
May 16
San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (2) grabs his leg after suffering an...

Popovich blasts Warriors player over injury to Kawhi Leonard

"Because he has this history, it can't just be, 'Oh, it's inadvertent. He didn't have intent,"' Gregg Popovich said about Zaza Pachulia. "Who gives a damn about what his intent was."
Wolves
May 13

Souhan: Wolves coach Thibodeau facing a long fix-it list

With the NBA draft lottery set for Tuesday night, Tom Thibodeau's tenure in Minnesota is not in trouble but his reputation is in need of bolstering.
Wolves
May 12

Wolves in Chicago at draft combine: Defense wanted

The Timberwolves, predictably, had their eye on specific needs during NBA's Chicago draft combine
Wolves
May 12

Thibodeau, other Wolves brass scope out talent at NBA draft combine

A month after the end of the regular season, Thibodeau has shifted toward his president's job, diving into draft preparations at a Chicago west-side gym for what is being called one of the best classes in years.
Wolves
May 10

Is Royce White the 'most important basketball player alive?'

The former Minnesota prep star has dominated the Canadian pro basketball league all season and continues his quest to raise the profile of mental health issues.
Wolves
May 10

Karl-Anthony Towns builds his brand, company by company

Kit-Kat, Nike, Gatorade, 2K Sports, Beats by Dre and Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Towns is evidence that an NBA star needn't play in New York City or Los Angeles to collect endorsement deals.
Wolves
May 10

'Big KAT' Karl-Anthony Towns and Kit Kat team up for ad

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns got to show off his acting chops in an ad for Kit Kat.
Wolves
May 9

Turn back the clock: Manu Ginobili, 39, sparks Spurs with big plays

Just shy of his 40th birthday, Manu Ginobili on Tuesday showed there's still plenty left in the tank in leading the San Antonio Spurs to a playoff victory.
Wolves
May 9

Companies and products endorsed by the Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns

kat's endorsementsPanini: trading cards companyNike: sporting goods and shoesBeats By Dre: headphonesGatorade: sports drinksProCamp/Hyvee: sports camps2K Sports: video gamesJack Link's Beef Jerky: snack foodKit Kat:…
Wolves
May 9

Shaquille O'Neal says he's running for sheriff in Georgia

With four NBA championships and a cult turn at portraying a genie on the silver screen under his belt, Shaquille O'Neal may be aiming his sights at elected office.
Wolves
May 8

RandBall: Is one great NBA playoff series worth months of predetermined outcomes?

The Warriors and Cavaliers are on a seeming collision course to meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. The question: Does the regular season matter?
Wolves
May 4
Kit Kat is joining forces with NBA superstar Karl Anthony Towns for a...

Wolves' Towns embraces nickname for Kit Kat ad

Karl-Anthony Towns and the production crew worked for more than five hours after boxes and boxes of the chocolate bar were wheeled into his home in a camping cooler.

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