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

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.

'And the Wolves take ...': A final mock draft round-up

8:26am
'And the Wolves take ...': A final mock draft round-up
There's nothing resembling consensus about what the Timberwolves will do when they use the seventh pick in the NBA draft. Here's an assortment of predictions.

Read the replay: Wolves Draft Day Live Chat with Jerry Zgoda

July 22, 2015
See what pro basketball writer Jerry Zgoda was talking about Thursday afternoon with Timberwolves fans during our draft day Live Chat.

Hartman: Timberwolves weigh (many) options for draft night

8:29am
Tom Thibodeau says they could move up. Or down. Or stay put. Or trade for an established NBA veteran.

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

17 minutes ago
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
12:44pm

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

Ricky Rubio and the Wolves: Is an era coming to an end?
Oral history 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
11:03am

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 21

NBA draft information

The Wolves, for now, have the No. 7 overall pick and that's it during Thursday's NBA draft.

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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 21

Timberwolves GM Scott Layden: Thursday's draft could be 'historic'

The Wolves are leaving open all options -- stay where they are, move down, move up, trade -- with their seventh pick in Thursday's NBA draft
Wolves
June 21

End of an era: Nikola Pekovic's Wolves statistics

In his best Minnesota season, center Nikola Pekovic averaged 17.5 points and almost nine rebounds per game. Here are his season-by-season stats.
Wolves
June 20

Start to Finnish: NBA prospect Markkanen is a complete player

Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen has toughness and skill that defies the stereotype of soft European players. He's projected to be drafted in the top 10, meaning the Wolves are in play.
Wolves
June 20

Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen: a closer look

Draft Express ranks him as eighth-best prospect.
Wolves
June 20

NBA draft information

The Wolves have the seventh overall pick in Thursday's draft
Wolves
June 20

Timberwolves will wear Fitbit logo on uniform jerseys

The team will be the seventh in the NBA to have advertising partnership on prominent display.
Wolves
June 20

Goodbye Godfather: Wolves waive popular big man Pekovic

The Timberwolves waived injured center Nikola Pekovic, ending their association with the last player remaining from the Kevin McHale era long ago.
Wolves
June 20

Isaac's versatility makes him intriguing Wolves draft option

In so many ways, Florida State freshman forward Jonathan Isaac with his height, reach and skills uncommon for such a tall man embodies the new NBA.
Polls
June 20

Poll: Would you trade Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Jimmy Butler?

Wolves
June 20

Would you trade Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Jimmy Butler?

If the Wolves are really interested in Butler, it is for very good reason. He turns 28 before next season and should be on the ascending side of his prime
Wolves
June 19

Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac: a closer look

More on the versatile, 6-11 forward, who is projected to be drafted sixth by Orlando is several mock drafts.
Wolves
June 19

NBA draft info, first-round draft order

The NBA draft begins Thursday at 6 p.m. (ESPN).
Wolves
June 19
David Kahn

Why the Wolves passed on Stephen Curry: Eight years later, Kahn explains

Former Wolves General Manager David Kahn said Curry's father, former NBA player Dell Curry, did not want his son to go to Minnesota.
Wolves
June 19

Kentucky's Monk might be too good for Wolves to pass in draft

The Wolves must decide whether freshman guard Malik Monk is the next in a growing line of Kentucky players who show more as professionals than NBA scouts ever saw from them in Lexington.
Wolves
June 18

Kentucky guard Malik Monk: a closer look

In 38 games as a Kentucky freshman this past season, Monk averaged 19.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 32.1 minutes per game.
Wolves
June 18

Wolves near draft looking to improve in any way

They can use that seventh pick in what Wolves General Manager Scott Layden calls one of the best drafts in many years — 10 or 11 players strong at the top, pundits agree — to add another talented youngster alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and injured Zach LaVine.
Wolves
June 17

Timberwolves will have plenty of options with the No. 7 overall pick

If the Timberwolves keep their seventh overall pick, here are four players they will consider in addition to any of five point guards projected to be selected among the top 10 on Thursday:

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