New Wolf Butler arrives in Twin Cities 'ready to win, ready to lead'

New Wolf Butler arrives in Twin Cities 'ready to win, ready to lead'

Jimmy Butler will be introduced publicly this week after the Wolves do the same with first-round draft pick Justin Patton on Tuesday.

Jimmy Butler: From small-town Texas to NBA stardom to Timberwolves

June 25
Jimmy Butler: From small-town Texas to NBA stardom to Timberwolves
The three-time All-Star is widely regarded as a top-15 player who excels as a two-way talent and is entering the prime of his career at age 27.

Jimmy Butler gives the Timberwolves a ready-made leader

June 23
Jimmy Butler gives the Timberwolves a ready-made leader
Young stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns lost a good friend when the Wolves traded Zach LaVine to Chicago. In return, they gained a mentor, taskmaster and self-made star who has gone where they still hope to go, but on a far different path.
Wolves
June 24

Ten other significant trades in Timberwolves history before the Jimmy Butler deal

Ten other significant trades in Timberwolves history: Feb. 22, 1996: Traded Christian Laettner and Sean Rooks to Atlanta for Andrew Lang and Spud Webb. June…
Ricky Rubio and the Wolves: Is an era coming to an end?
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Is Ricky Rubio the Timberwolves' point guard of the future or the past? We travel back eight years and then look to the present in an attempt to answer that question and others that define his legacy.
Wolves
June 24

Thibodeau, Butler happy to be reunited

New Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler called his relationship with his former coach "love-hate" even after he and Tom Thibodeau won a gold medal together at last year's Summer Olympics in Brazil. It's sure to be so again, but for now it's much more one than other.
Wolves
June 23

'Chicago, what can I say?' Butler bids classy farewell to Bulls fans

Jimmy Butler's farewell to Bulls fans helps to explain why people in Chicago will miss him for more than what he did as a basketball player.
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Wolves
June 23

Scoggins: Adding Butler? Keeping Wiggins? This deal is a steal

The Wolves were big winners Thursday night, and acquiring Jimmy Butler now raises the ante for Tom Thibodeau in Year 2.
Wolves
June 23

'I'm moving to Minnesota.' Video reaction to Wolves' Jimmy Butler trade

Experts, fans and a well-known e-gamer share their takes on Jimmy Butler moving from the Bulls to the Wolves.

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    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
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    Phoenix 24 58 .293 43 15-26 9-32 2-8
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    Orlando 29 53 .354 20 16-25 13-28 3-7
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    A. Wiggins MIN 1933
    Z. LaVine MIN 889
    R. Rubio MIN 836
    G. Dieng MIN 816
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    G. Dieng MIN 647
    A. Wiggins MIN 328
    R. Rubio MIN 305
    N. Bjelica MIN 244
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    K. Towns MIN 220
    A. Wiggins MIN 189
    K. Dunn MIN 188
    G. Dieng MIN 158
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    C. Aldrich MIN .523
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    O. Casspi MIN .470
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    K. Dunn MIN 78
    K. Towns MIN 56
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    J. Harden HOU 2356
    I. Thomas BOS 2199
    A. Davis NO 2099
    K. Towns MIN 2061
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    D. Jordan LAC 1114
    H. Whiteside MIA 1088
    R. Gobert UTA 1035
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    R. Westbrook OKC 840
    J. Wall WAS 831
    R. Rubio MIN 682
    L. James CLE 646
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    C. Capela HOU .643
    D. Howard ATL .633
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    H. Whiteside MIA 161
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    D. Green GS 154
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    J. Butler CHI 143
    S. Curry GS 142
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Wolves
June 23

Hartman: Trade for Butler signals Wolves want to win right now

It must have been hard to deal guards Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, but Tom Thibodeau now has a veteran leader in Jimmy Butler who can score and defend.
Wolves
June 23
Justin Patton answers questions during an interview after being select...

Draft choice Patton thrilled to be coming to Minnesota

6-foot-11 Justin Patton said he is looking forward to playing with the Wolves in general and Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns. "He'll make me look good."
Wolves
June 23

Game-by-game: Justin Patton's 2016-17 college performance

Patton had a season-high of 25 points against St. John's in january. Here's a look at how he performed during the season at Creighton.
Wolves
June 23
In trading for Jimmy Butler on Thursday night, the Wolves get a three-time All-Star and a physical perimeter defender who turns 28 in September.

Blockbuster: Wolves trade a haul to get 'a good fit' in Bulls' Butler

The Timberwolves made a splash early on draft night. The blockbuster deal reunites Bulls forward Jimmy Butler with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau. For it to happen, the Wolves gave up the No. 7 pick plus Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.
Wolves
June 23

Wolves acquire Chicago All-Star Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau discusses a seismic draft-night trade on Thursday that reunites him with All-Star Jimmy Butler.
Wolves
June 23

'The only way out of basketball hell': Chicago views on the trade

A roundup of notes and quotes surrounding Thursday night's mega trade between the Timberwolves and Bulls.
Wolves
June 22

The Jimmy Butler file

A closer look at the Wolves new star.
Wolves
June 22

The Justin Patton file

At Creighton, Patton led the Big East Conference and was second in the nation with 67.6 percent shooting.
Wolves
June 22

Top 10 NBA draft picks

Washington's Markelle Fultz was the No. 1 pick to the 76ers.
Polls
June 22

Poll: Grade the trade that's bringing Jimmy Butler to the Wolves

Wolves
June 22
FILE - At left, in a Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Washington's Markelle...

Draft night: Follow the Wolves and the entire NBA draft here

Keep up with the Wolves and everything else that's happening tonight during the NBA draft. Click here for links to the latest news, pick-by-pick reports, a Live Blog of draft commentary, streaming content and more.
Wolves
June 22
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau

Reusse: Hey, Thibs - speak up and sell us on your Wolves vision

There's no sports business in the Twin Cities that needs selling more than the Timberwolves. You don't do that by being secretive to the point of invisibility.
Polls
June 22

Poll: Who should the Wolves take with the seventh pick in the draft?

Wolves
June 22

Ricky Rubio and the Wolves: Is an era coming to an end?

Is Ricky Rubio the Timberwolves' point guard of the future or the past? We travel back eight years and then look to the present in an attempt to answer that question and others that define his legacy.
Wolves
June 22

Draft day's here: Wolves wishing upon stars - and stars to be

The availability of NBA vets including Jimmy Butler and Paul George could alter the draft-day strategies for the Wolves and other teams.

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