Won't go there: Towns declines to answer questions about Wolves' future

Won't go there: Towns declines to answer questions about Wolves' future

During an appearance with the media at his basketball camp, Karl-Anthony Towns' representatives said the interview session would be shut down if anyone asked questions that didn't involve his camp.
Wolves
July 18
What could the Kawhi Leonard trade mean for the Wolves?

What could the Kawhi Leonard trade mean for the Wolves?

If Kawhi Leonard leaves Toronto via free agency after next season, would that set up a situation where the Raptors would have an interest in Canadian-born Andrew Wiggins?
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
July 17
Wolves first-round pick Okogie off to a great defensive start

Wolves first-round pick Okogie off to a great defensive start

If Josh Okogie keeps showing defensive skills in training camp and as the preseason unfolds, it’s easy to see how he could work his way into coach Tom Thibodeau’s rotation
Wolves
July 16
Jimmy Butler and Ethan Whitney rocked out to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" while the two were hanging out as part of ESPN's "My Wish" series.

'Take it away, Ethan!' Butler rolls with teen as part of 'My Wish' series

Jimmy Butler visited with 16-year-old Ethan Whitney, who is being treated for B-cell Lymphoma, as part of ESPN's "My Wish" series. The segment will air Thursday on ESPN's 5 p.m. "SportsCenter."
Wolves
July 13
Minnesota Timberwolves Jimmy Butler (23).

No surprise: Butler declines four-year extension from Wolves

Jimmy Butler was offered a four-year contract extension worth nearly $110 million but he can make much more if he waits until next summer.
Wolves
July 12
Brooklyn Nets' Shawn Dawson, left, drives around Minnesota Timberwolves' Keita Bates-Diop during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball gam

Cold-shooting Wolves rally but lose to Pistons, exit Summer League

Keita Bates-Diop scored a team-high 16 points but the Timberwolves were eliminated from the Las Vegas Summer League tournament by the Pistons.
Wolves
July 11
NBA has less parity but is more popular

NBA has less parity but is more popular

NBA teams are either striving to keep up with the best (like Houston adding Chris Paul last year and the Lakers adding LeBron James this year) or they're unmistakably playing for the future.
Wolves
July 11
Anthony Tolliver, right, averaged career bests in three-point attempts per game (4.6) and percent made (43.6) last season.

Catch-and-shoot: Tolliver's return brings Wolves specific three-point threat

North Score: More than three quarters of Anthony Tolliver's shot attempts were catch-and-shoot three-pointers, according to NBA.com, and he was proficient when he shot them.
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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Portland 49 33 .598 0 28-13 21-20 5-5
    Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1 27-14 21-20 5-5
    Utah 48 34 .585 1 28-13 20-21 7-3
    Minnesota 47 35 .573 2 30-11 17-24 6-4
    Denver 46 36 .561 3 31-10 15-26 7-3
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Golden State 58 24 .707 0 29-12 29-12 4-6
    LA Clippers 42 40 .512 16 22-19 20-21 4-6
    LA Lakers 35 47 .427 23 20-21 15-26 3-7
    Sacramento 27 55 .329 31 14-27 13-28 4-6
    Phoenix 21 61 .256 37 10-31 11-30 2-8
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 65 17 .793 0 34-7 31-10 7-3
    New Orleans 48 34 .585 17 24-17 24-17 6-4
    San Antonio 47 35 .573 18 33-8 14-27 5-5
    Dallas 24 58 .293 41 15-26 9-32 2-8
    Memphis 22 60 .268 43 16-25 6-35 3-7
  • Eastern Conference
    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Cleveland 50 32 .610 0 29-12 21-20 7-3
    Indiana 48 34 .585 2 27-14 21-20 7-3
    Milwaukee 44 38 .537 6 25-16 19-22 6-4
    Detroit 39 43 .476 11 25-16 14-27 7-3
    Chicago 27 55 .329 23 17-24 10-31 3-7
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Toronto 59 23 .720 0 34-7 25-16 6-4
    Boston 55 27 .671 4 27-14 28-13 6-4
    Philadelphia 52 30 .634 7 30-11 22-19 10-0
    New York 29 53 .354 30 19-22 10-31 3-7
    Brooklyn 28 54 .341 31 15-26 13-28 5-5
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Miami 44 38 .537 0 26-15 18-23 5-5
    Washington 43 39 .524 1 23-18 20-21 3-7
    Charlotte 36 46 .439 8 21-20 15-26 5-5
    Orlando 25 57 .305 19 17-24 8-33 4-6
    Atlanta 24 58 .293 20 16-25 8-33 3-7
  • Points
    K. Towns MIN 1743
    A. Wiggins MIN 1452
    J. Butler MIN 1307
    T. Gibson MIN 999
    J. Teague MIN 994
  • Rebounds
    K. Towns MIN 1012
    T. Gibson MIN 584
    G. Dieng MIN 360
    A. Wiggins MIN 358
    J. Butler MIN 314
  • Assists
    J. Teague MIN 492
    J. Butler MIN 288
    T. Jones MIN 232
    K. Towns MIN 199
    J. Crawford MIN 185
  • Field Goal Percentage
    T. Gibson MIN .577
    K. Towns MIN .545
    J. Butler MIN .474
    J. Teague MIN .446
    A. Wiggins MIN .438
  • Blocked Shots
    K. Towns MIN 115
    T. Gibson MIN 59
    A. Wiggins MIN 51
    G. Dieng MIN 39
    J. Butler MIN 24
  • Steals
    J. Butler MIN 116
    J. Teague MIN 102
    T. Jones MIN 95
    A. Wiggins MIN 91
    K. Towns MIN 64
  • Points
    L. James CLE 2251
    J. Harden HOU 2191
    A. Davis NO 2110
    R. Westbrook OKC 2028
    G. Antetokounmpo MIL 2014
  • Rebounds
    A. Drummond DET 1247
    D. Jordan LAC 1171
    K. Towns MIN 1012
    D. Howard CHA 1012
    A. Davis NO 832
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook OKC 820
    L. James CLE 747
    B. Simmons PHI 661
    J. Harden HOU 630
    K. Lowry TOR 537
  • Field Goal Percentage
    C. Capela HOU .652
    D. Jordan LAC .645
    M. Harrell LAC .635
    S. Adams OKC .629
    E. Kanter NY .592
  • Blocked Shots
    A. Davis NO 193
    C. Capela HOU 137
    D. Howard CHA 131
    R. Gobert UTA 129
    A. Drummond DET 127
  • Steals
    V. Oladipo IND 177
    P. George OKC 161
    E. Bledsoe MIL 149
    R. Westbrook OKC 147
    B. Simmons PHI 140
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Wolves
July 10
Choosing Anthony Tolliver (below right) instead of Nemanja Bjelica (below left) was a matter of timing, not talent, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said.

Thibodeau talks free agency, Butler and other Wolves issues

Asked about Jimmy Butler's relationship with the team and teammates, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned young big man Karl-Anthony Towns as well.
Wolves
July 10
Brooklyn Nets' Yuta Watanabe (42) drives around Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Mon

'Whoa, whoa, whoa!' Top-pick Okogie learns about speed of NBA

At almost 6-5 and with a 7-foot wing­span, Wolves rookie Josh Okogie believes he can handle bigger and stronger players, even if he is yet to turn 20 years old.
Wolves
July 10
Wolves top draft pick Josh Okogie

'That's my guy.' Wolves' Okogie has mentor in Rockets star Chris Paul

In high school, Okogie played for a summer on an AAU team sponsored by Houston point guard Chris Paul and last summer participated in Paul's invitation-only camp for elite college guards.
Wolves
July 10

Highlights: Wolves beat Brooklyn to raise Summer League record to 2-1

Amile Jefferson had 12 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Wolves, who took the lead for good by starting the third quarter with a 12-0 run.
Wolves
July 9
LaVine's big contract brings last summer's Wolves trade into focus

LaVine's big contract brings last summer's Wolves trade into focus

Zach LaVine is an emerging NBA talent, so it would have been fun to have him remain on the Wolves. But would you rather have him or Jimmy Butler?
Wolves
July 9
Second-round draft pick Keita Bates-Diop (shown in his Ohio State days) scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves in a 103-92 vict

Bates-Diop scores 24, lifts Wolves to Summer League victory

The Wolves defeated Toronto 103-92 in Las Vegas as second-round draft pick Keita Bates-Diop led the way in an NBA Summer League game.
Wolves
July 9
LeBron James’ arrival in Los Angeles has T-shirts and jerseys flying off NBA Store shelves. It also has knocked the Timberwolves’ hopes for an NBA

Timberwolves face new challenge in bulked-up West

Now LeBron James is in the West with the Lakers — not to mention a host of other teams with realistic 50-win aspirations.
Wolves
July 8
Jeff Teague conferred with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau during a game last season.

Reusse: Say what you will, but Thibs has Wolves on winning track

Making headway in the Western Conference is going to be tough, but the fans have returned to Target Center.
Wolves
July 8
The Minnesota Timberwolves' 2018 Draft Picks Josh Okogie, left, and Keita Bates-Diop address the media during a news conference on Tuesday, June 26, 2

New Wolves get a feel for fall camp in a Las Vegas summer

Timberwolves draft picks Josh Okogie, Keita Bates-Diop and Summer League coach John Lucas discuss their development during Las Vegas Summer League's first two games after Sunday's 103-92 victory over Toronto.
Wolves
July 7
Andrew Wiggins is a 2018-19 wild card. Will he be motivated? Traded?

Two views: Are the Wolves capable of making the playoffs again?

Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the week's hot sports topics.
Wolves
July 7
Timberwolves first-round pick Josh Okogie spoke to the media after a news conference last month. He made his NBA Summer League debut on Friday night i

Wolves rally, but lose NBA Summer League opener

Josh Okogie, the team's first-round draft pick, played 33 minutes and had 10 points on 2-for-10 shooting from the field and 5-for-8 from the free throw line.
Wolves
July 6
In a perfect world, Wolves selling out for Leonard would make sense

In a perfect world, Wolves selling out for Leonard would make sense

The most frustrating thing about the Timberwolves right now has nothing to do with playing time, the ability of stars to coexist or any other on-court matter.
Wolves
July 5
Three days after the Timberwolves withdrew his qualifying offer so they could sign Anthony Tolliver, power forward Nemanja Bjelica (8) accepted Philad

Ex-Wolf Bjelica agrees to one-year, $4.4 million deal with 76ers

Drafted 35th overall in 2010, Bjelica was the last remaining player from the Wolves' David Kahn management era. He played another five seasons in Europe before he signed with the Wolves in July 2015.

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