'Little details' lead to potential big NBA payoff for Roseville's Muscala

'Little details' lead to potential big NBA payoff for Roseville's Muscala

Ex-Roseville star Mike Muscala's hard work is soon to be rewarded in NBA free agency, which begins late Friday night.

Hartman: Taylor says Butler could help lure free agents to Wolves

June 28
Hartman: Taylor says Butler could help lure free agents to Wolves
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor believes the team's newest star, Jimmy Butler, could attract other outstanding players.

Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

June 28
Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal
Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, giving the Rockets two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.
Polls
June 28

Poll: Should the Wolves trade Ricky Rubio?

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 28

Wolves' Patton has guard skills trapped in a center's body

A late-blooming 7-footer with guard skills, Wolves' first-round draft pick Justin Patton arrived in Minnesota on Monday ready to impress in many areas.
Wolves
June 28

Phil Jackson let go by Knicks after becoming David Kahn of New York

Anyone who has made any kind of financial investment is familiar with the phrase “past performance is no guarantee of future results.”
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Vikings
June 27

Reusse: On board with Peterson in New Orleans. What about Rubio?

One reason for New Orleans to prefer Adrian Peterson over Mark Ingram: Adrian's not from Alabama.
Wolves
June 27

Timberwolves welcome first-round pick Justin Patton

Timberwolves general manager Scott Layden said the team felt the "need to get better" and said drafting 7-foot, 20-year-old Patton was part of that effort.

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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
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Wolves
June 27

Watching Wolves' first-round pick Patton develop will be interesting

Justin Patton’s ego and work ethic suggest he is up for anything and everything. He might get all of that and more in an interesting rookie season.
Wolves
June 27

New Timberwolves forward Justin Patton hits town running

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said GM Scott Layden came back from early-season scouting trip and said there was "a big guy from Creighton" they needed to keep their eyes on.
Sports
June 27

NBA award winners

Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook was named league MVP.
Wolves
June 26
Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler, left, slaps the ball out of Minnesota Tim...

Butler joins the Wolves: What will it look like and what happens now?

Clearly, the Jimmy Butler trade is only the first move of what figures to be an interesting offseason. Minnesota needs shooters off the bench, another physical presence and to figure out Ricky Rubio's future.
Wolves
June 26

Wolves waive veteran Jordan Hill

The Wolves' veteran forward played in only seven games last season.
Wolves
June 26

Eagan youth coach to be honored at tonight's NBA awards show

Eagan Athletic Association's Carrie Berran wins first Jr. NBA Coach of the Year award.
Wolves
June 26

'Ready to win, ready to lead.' Jimmy Butler arrives in Twin Cities

Jimmy Butler will be introduced publicly this week after the Wolves do the same with first-round draft pick Justin Patton on Tuesday.
Wolves
June 26
Jimmy Butler

Butler's journey: Small-town Texas to NBA All-Star

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.
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…
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

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 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.
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.
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.

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