(Clockwise, top right) Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, former Wild wing Marian Gaborik and Vikings receiver Ad

Souhan: Post Wild, Wolves drafts, remember prospects are just that

The Wolves and Wild, both desperate for young talent, held picks later in the first round of their respective drafts, meaning they had no chance to acquire a sure-thing superstar. Maybe they got lucky.

Next step for Wolves picks: finding where they fit

June 22
Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie was selected by the Timberwolves in the first round.
Known to depend noticeably upon his starters, Tom Thibodeau makes no guarantees after calling himself and General Manager Scott Layden "very excited" to add the two players that they did.

Wolves 'surprised' to land Big Ten POY Bates-Diop in second round

June 24
Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop was selected in the second round on Thursday night.
Many draft analysts had Keita Bates-Diop going higher. Some had him as a first-round pick. Some even speculated he might land with the Wolves at No. 20.
Wolves
June 22
Souhan: Used to cringes, Wolves induce yawns on draft night

Souhan: Used to cringes, Wolves induce yawns on draft night

Was it more fun when the Wolves were picking Jonny Flynn instead of Steph Curry, or Wes Johnson instead of DeMarcus Cousins? Well, no.
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
June 22
Gary Trent Jr. is a one-and-done at Duke. The former Apple Valley star was selected Thursday night in the NBA draft second round.

Gary Trent Jr. traded to Portland after being drafted by Kings

The Trail Blazers will give up two future second-rounders to the Kings for the rights to Trent, a former Apple Valley High School standout, who was taken 37th.
Wolves
June 22
Josh Okogie (5) was a standout for Georgia Tech the past two seasons.

Wolves take Georgia Tech guard Okogie, Ohio State's Bates-Diop

Coach Tom Thibodeau cited both players' versatility, wingspan, two-way play and their ability to play multiple roles in a league that is increasingly becoming positionless.
Wolves
June 22

Hartman: Wolves top pick possesses the skills team needs

Georgia Tech's Josh Okogie is a fine shooter, but his versatility on defense will help more.
Wolves
June 21

A closer look: Wolves draft picks, Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop

The Timberwolves drafted two players on Thursday night. Here's a look at those picks.

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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
  • 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
June 21
Arizona's DeAndre Ayton, left, speaks to reporters during a media availability with the top basketball prospects in the NBA Draft, Wednesday, June 20,

Guide to the NBA draft: Picks, profiles and more

Click here for a pick-by-pick list of who's going where in the 2018 NBA draft, as well as links to other information that help you track the latest news.
Wolves
June 21
NBA draft-day mailbag: You have questions, we have answers

NBA draft-day mailbag: You have questions, we have answers

With tonight's NBA draft just hours away, questions abound on everything from what Tom Thibodeau and the Wolves will do with the 20th overall pick to the forthcoming free-agency period and beyond.
Gophers
June 21
Gophers forward Jordan Murphy is one of several players from the U who could become NBA draft propsects next year.

When will Gophers' 14-year NBA draft drought end?

Next season, Jordan Murphy looks like the leading candidate to be the first Minnesota player drafted since 2004. But there could also be a rich pipeline ahead.
Wolves
June 21
Jeff Teague (0) talked withTimberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau last season. Thibodeau is also the team's president of basketball operations.

One man, two jobs: Thibodeau used to getting the last word

Tom Thibodeau and San Antonio's Gregg Popovich are the NBA's only coaches who hold ultimate decision-making power. The dual roles are seen as efficient by some, conflicting by others.
Wolves
June 21
Draft's depth gives Wolves options with 20th pick

Draft's depth gives Wolves options with 20th pick

The Wolves' Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden will look to fill needs for shooting, defense, toughness and depth in Thursday's NBA draft
Wolves
June 20
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau listens as General Manager Scott Layden answers a question at Wednesday’s news conference.

Thibodeau says the Wolves 'are in a good place'

Thibodeau discussed everything from the Wolves' preparations for the drat to the league's upcoming free agency to young star Karl-Anthony Towns frame of mind.
Wolves
June 20

Info for Thursday's NBA draft

The first round begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Wolves
June 20
Grayson Allen, from Duke, participates in the NBA draft basketball combine last month in Chicago. Allen is a possibility for the Wolves with the No. 2

Wolves prospecting for prospects for NBA draft

Shooters, stoppers and sleepers: Who might the Wolves take at No. 20 in Thursday's NBA draft?
Wolves
June 20
One year later: Butler deal leaves trail of pros and cons

One year later: Butler deal leaves trail of pros and cons

The Cooler: The Jimmy Butler trade has had a huge impact in many different directions and continues to shape what the Wolves will do this offseason, for better or worse.
Wolves
June 20

Here are the basics for Thursday's NBA draft

The draft gets underway at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Gophers
June 19
Gary Trent Jr. earned a reputation as a three-point ace at Duke, but the son of a former NBA power forward also showed he can slash to the basket when

Apple Valley's Trent Jr. ready to head full speed into NBA

The 6-foot-6 guard, son of former Timberwolves forward Gary Trent, was raised around the NBA and is now headed there himself.
Wolves
June 19
Gary Trent Jr. set a Duke freshman record with 97 three-pointers this season. He averaged 14.5 points per game.

From Apple Valley to the NBA, Duke's Gary Trent Jr.'s road leads him to the pros

Former Apple Valley High star Gary Trent Jr. is headed for Thursday's NBA after one season at a California prep school and another at Duke
EPISODE 23
June 19
Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) drives against South Dakota State guard Reed Tellinghuisen (23) during the first half of a first-round game i

Listen: Here's the Wolves' draft and free agency blueprint for success

Jerry Zgoda and Michael Rand preview Thursday's NBA Draft, in which the Timberwolves have the No. 20 pick, and debate what to do with the selection. They also delve into Andrew Wiggins trade speculation and potential free agent moves when the new league year begins July 1.
Wolves
June 19
Wolves should get player who can contribute quickly with 20th pick in draft

Wolves should get player who can contribute quickly with 20th pick in draft

The Wolves this year have a very serious need for depth, particularly at shooting guard/small forward. And they are in luck, it would seem, because of how this week's NBA draft shapes up.
Wolves
June 18

What you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft

The Timberwolves have the 20th and 48th overall picks.

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