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.
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.
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?

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