Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and Andrew Wiggins (22) of the Timberwolves.

Wolves open season at San Antonio, face Cavaliers in home opener

LeBron James and the Lakers will be at Target Center in October, and the Wolves are scheduled to be on national TV 13 times.
Wolves
9:59am
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler (23) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston, Frid

Butler wants to play with Kyrie Irving? Don't sweat the rumors (yet)

Any rumblings about Jimmy Butler wanting to ditch Minnesota after what would be just two seasons are concerning to a degree. But keep them in context.
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
August 15
Timberwolves to have affiliate team in NBA 2K esports league

Timberwolves to have affiliate team in NBA 2K esports league

The NBA deserves credit for its attempts to court a young and technology-forward audience, and the formation of an NBA 2K League is part of that process.
Wolves
August 8
Timberwolves announce five-game preseason schedule

Timberwolves announce five-game preseason schedule

An NBA darling scheduled the last two Christmases, the Wolves aren't a part of the NBA's biggest TV games this season
Wolves
August 8
James Nunnally

EuroLeague standout James Nunnally set to join Timberwolves

The 6-foot-7 Nunnally fills a "3-and-D" role befitting a player who specializes in long-distance shooting and defense.
Wolves
August 3
Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose in April.

Wolves' Rose announces college scholarship program

The Rose Scholars program will focus "on students who are civically minded and demonstrate a willingness to lead."
Wolves
July 31
C.J. Williams, 28, played 38 games last season for the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 5.5 points per game. He was waived in July.

Wolves add guard C.J. Williams on a two-way deal

The 28-year-old journeyman broke into the NBA last season with the Clippers after five years in Europe or the development league.
Wolves
July 31
The Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins is still only 23, six years younger than Kevin Love. That means that his peak years likely are still ahead of him.

Two views: Would you reverse Wiggins-Love trade?

Michael Rand and Chris Hine weigh in on the week's hot sports topics.
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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 30
Jimmy Butler

Wolves guard Butler has hand surgery

The All-Star underwent an elective procedure, according to the team, and won't miss any playing time.
Wolves
July 27
Former Hopkins High School standout Royce White after Monday’s game in the Twin Cities Pro Am Summer League.

Royce White on mental health, being 'blackballed' by NBA

Former Minnesota high school star Royce White says the NBA wasn't — and still isn't — ready for his message about the importance of mental health. But he hopes that you are.
Wolves
July 26
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.
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July 26
Listen: Royce White on mental health and being 'blackballed from the NBA'

Listen: Royce White on mental health and being 'blackballed from the NBA'

Former Minnesota high school basketball standout and 2012 NBA first-round pick Royce White joins Michael Rand for a discussion about mental health in society, mental health in sports and how he believes he has been blackballed from the NBA as a result of his advocacy.
Wolves
July 24
Love gets huge contract extension, is now the face of Cavaliers

Love gets huge contract extension, is now the face of Cavaliers

Former Timberwolves young star Kevin Love is still in Cleveland as kind of the last man standing, more or less ready to resume his role as the face of a rebuild.
Wolves
July 18
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?
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 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.
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.

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