Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns agrees to $190 million extension with Wolves

Karl-Anthony Towns is entering the final year of his rookie deal but will be in Minnesota for the long haul after agreeing to the max extension Saturday.

Timberwolves are working to trade Jimmy Butler

September 22
Jimmy Butler
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau were thought to be at odds over what to do about Jimmy Butler's trade request, but that is not the case, a source told the Star Tribune on Saturday.
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Wolves
September 22
Jimmy Butler

Glen Taylor involved in trade talks, motivated to deal Jimmy Butler

The Wolves owner is trying to supersede Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden in trade talks, a source told the Star Tribune.
Wolves
September 20
Butler seemed like the next Garnett, but he's acting more like Marbury

Butler seemed like the next Garnett, but he's acting more like Marbury

Does Jimmy Butler value winning above all else? Or is he really valuing a big market, the ability to shine brightly in a spotlight and a big payday?
Wolves
September 20
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler

In Butler saga, battles playing out on social media for all to see

The last 24 hours offered a bounty of material for fans to digest and unravel in the wake of Jimmy Butler requesting a trade from the Timberwolves.
Wolves
September 20
Jimmy Butler wants out, and it's the latest chaotic story line to hit the Wolves in 30 seasons of chaos.

Reusse: Butler's trade request builds on what Wolves do best: chaos

It's the 30th season of Timberwolves basketball, so why not start it out with more of the same? The Jimmy Butler Situation is the latest story for a franchise full of turmoil.
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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
September 20
Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler has reportedly asked for a trade out of Minnesota.

Butler's trade request adds uncertainty on several levels for Wolves

Even though the season is still weeks away, there are elements of timing involved in a trade of Jimmy Butler — specifically how a potential trade relates to the contract extension of Karl-Anthony Towns.
Wolves
September 20

Wolves' clock is ticking toward training camp

With reports emerging Wednesday that Jimmy Butler has asked to be traded by the Timberwolves, there is precious little time for a resolution.
Wolves
September 19
Jimmy Butler's days in a Timberwolves uniform appear to be over. But are they?

Now what? Butler may have requested trade, but Wolves not forced to oblige

Given those parameters, here are the four directions the Timberwolves could go with the news Jimmy Butler has requested to be traded.
Wolves
September 19

Poll: What should the Timberwolves do with Jimmy Butler?

Wolves
September 19
Jimmy Butler did much for the Wolves in his first year in Minnesota, but it remains to be seen if there will be a Year 2.

Souhan: Wolves, Jimmy Butler have reached the tipping point

NBA stars carry all the power, so the Wolves need to carefully explore all their difficult options.
Wolves
September 19
Justin Patton spent most of last season with the G League Iowa Wolves.

Wolves' Justin Patton has surgery on broken right foot

It's another setback for a second-year center whose rookie season consisted of one NBA game.
Wolves
September 18
End of an era: Jerry Zgoda leaves the Timberwolves beat

End of an era: Jerry Zgoda leaves the Timberwolves beat

"Looking back, it's the players and coaches – and the things they said – I'll remember more than I do the games, although there sure were a few doozies in there despite years and years of losing."
Wolves
September 18
Jimmy Butler during the Wolves' playoff series with Houston.

Butler says meeting with Wolves front office is set for today

The meeting will take place after an offseason filled with soap opera-like drama for the Wolves and Butler, with reports surfacing about Jimmy Butler's frustrations.
Wolves
September 17
Tyus Jones, seen with students and staff of Westwood Elementary School.

Tyus Jones donates computer lab to his old school in Apple Valley

Tyus Jones returned to Westview to unveil a new technology lab for the school he helped fund in partnership with TV manufacturer TCL as part of his Write Your Own Story campaign.
Wolves
September 16
Justin Patton spent most of last season with the G League Iowa Wolves.

Wolves center Patton has another fractured foot

After two surgeries on his left foot cost him two summer-league and one training camp experiences, Timberwolves center Justin Patton now has broken his right foot in pre-draft workouts.
Wolves
September 14
James Nunnally

Reusse: Nunnally had many distant stops before arrival with Wolves

James Nunnally has become familiar with numerous working environments and international cities in the pursuit of what's now an actual NBA opportunity with the Wolves.
Vikings
September 14
On May 6, 1958, Bronko Nagurski, left, Walt Hoover and Fortune Gordien were on hand for the inaugural Minnesota Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame to be revived by Star Tribune

The Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, dormant for a dozen years, will once again honor the state's rich sports history.
Wolves
September 14
Timberwolves pan for open-tryout gold

Timberwolves pan for open-tryout gold

Wolves' Iowa G-League team looking for destiny to walk through its door
Wolves
September 14
KG: Derrick Rose should start at point guard for the Wolves

KG: Derrick Rose should start at point guard for the Wolves

Former Wolves star Kevin Garnett lists the reasons why he thinks the Wolves should start Rose at point guard over Jeff Teague or Tyus Jones.
Wolves
September 11
Luol Deng

Bull market: Wolves sign Deng to veteran's minimum contract

Luol Deng was a two-time All-Star forward in Chicago in 2012-13, but played only one game last season for the Lakers even though he was healthy. He joins Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Derrick Rose in Minnesota.

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