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League would aim for late July start but might leave some teams home.
Doctors hope to develop way to detect antibodies using just a pin prick.
The Timberwolves are joining other NBA teams in opening their practice facility to players for individual workouts starting Thursday.
The Timberwolves beat writer can go to his right or left hand when it comes to the keyboard, a skill he's reconnected with during life without NBA travel.
Optimism has increased in the league office for a resumption of the season, with the NBA looking at one or two "bubble" sites in Las Vegas and Orlando.
At some point in the future — perhaps in months, perhaps a year or more — it will be safe for fans to attend games again. But how will their behavior change?
Minnesota's stay-at-home order supersedes the league's slow return guidelines.
The St. Paul Saints became one of the first franchises to spell out, in remarkable detail, what to expect when games return to CHS Field: The details, while subject to change, go down to what items players can spit and to having a sneeze guard over the microphone for the national anthem singer.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards in the 2012 regular season despite coming off a serious knee injury.
The Wolves led Sacramento by 12 points with 78 seconds to play. Their win probably was figured at 99.9% So what could possibly go wrong? Just about everything.
Beyond the roster changes, Wolves president Gersson Rosas wanted to establish a familial culture around the Wolves, one that would stick with players even after they have moved on.
It's a sound Chris Hine grew up with - the click, click, click of dice rattling onto an APBA baseball board for his father to translate into an out, hit or home run. All these years later, the dice are still shaking.
Since being traded to the Wolves, Malik Beasley was playing some of the best basketball of his career. Then the season was postponed. He is a restricted free agent, meaning he could be elsewhere next season.
Guard Malik Beasley has averaged 20.7 points with his new team since his trade from the Nuggets.
Adam Silver announced that the league and NBA Players' Association has agreed that the players would take a 25% pay cut beginning with their May 15 checks, as part of the "force majeure" clause on the league's CBA.
Most of the 500 hours worth of footage that Andy Thompson obtained has never seen the light of day. But NBA fans will finally get the chance to see some of it in the documentary.
The fourth in our week-long series on what would have happened if game-changing and franchise-altering moments hadn't taken place. Today: the 2017 draft night trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.
Wolves President Gersson Rosas said he bonded with Karl-Anthony Towns' mother over their shared history of growing up in Latin America. Rosas called Jacqueline Cruz-Towns a "lioness."
Wolves president Gersson Rosas praised Karl-Anthony Towns' courage as his mother fights the coronavirus. Rosas wouldn't comment on the broken wrist that sidelined Towns before the NBA stopped play.
The Wolves are supporting their players the best they can during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 and the league has come under criticism, some wondering how the NBA had such quick access to testing amid shortages across the country.
Professional sports teams in the Twin Cities moved to help assist employees who will be out of work during the shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The NBA was the first pro league to react strongly to threat of coronavirus.
CEO Ethan Casson said players have not been tested for coronavirus because none of them has displayed symptoms.
Players must stick around until Monday but can't hold group workouts together.
The league's announcement, which came around 8:30 p.m., capped a long day of the league discussing what it should do amid the mounting pandemic.
James Harden and Russell Westbrook filled the stat sheet and played their best basketball over the final 15 minutes to snap Houston's four-game losing streak while sending the Wolves to their third straight loss.
Robert Covington, after being dealt to the Rockets after injuries and setbacks in Minnesota, returned to Target Center for the Wolves' game against Charlotte just before the All-Star break.
Call it what you want — a slump, a mini-slump, a funk — but D'Angelo Russell hasn't been hitting shots like he's accustomed to over the past two games.
New Orleans star rookie Zion Williamson has been an undeniable force after only 18 games. He's averaging 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Wherever Orlando was shooting Friday night, the ball was going in while the Wolves defense had one of its worst nights since the trade deadline.
The left wrist fracture that has sidelined Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns since Feb. 10 doesn't need surgery but has yet to completely heal.
Malik Beasley, who has learned not to force his play, has averaged 26 points over the past two games, and perhaps it's no coincidence the Wolves have won both
The new-look Wolves took down Chicago, and have now won three of their last five. Against the Bulls, Malik Beasley was once again effective from the outside with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
NEW ORLEANS – Unlike some of his teammates, Timberwolves center Naz Reid had some experience tangling with Zion Williamson on the AAU circuit before…
D'Angelo Russell scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and the Pelicans, fighting for a playoff spot, missed shot after shot against the Wolves' zone defense.
The Wolves missed 11 of their first 12 shots and didn't improve much after that.
The new players are sometimes caught between what a signal means and what it used to mean on that player's former team.
Wolves teammates seem to be drawn to James Johnson's leadership. All have spoken highly of what Johnson's efforts to unify the team have meant to them — even in extreme terms.
Orlando outrebounded the Wolves 54-33 and had 20 second-chance points on the night in an 11-point win.
Before their game against the Heat on Wednesday, the Wolves took in some time at the beach, played a little football and got some time away from the court as a team.
"To say we're not focused day in, day out on winning? That's false and inaccurate," Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas said.
Jimmy Butler had three straight turnovers in the final minutes, helping to create an jubilant scene in the Wolves locker room after the 129-126 victory in Miami.
Jimmy Butler's exit didn't leave a lot of good feelings about him around the Wolves organization. But Ryan Saunders did reach out earlier in the season when Butler had his first child a few months after Saunders had his.
The new-look Wolves are still adjusting to one another, with communication the biggest glaring issue affecting the team on both ends of the floor.
The Wolves gave up 139 points and said some glaring communication issues popped up against the top-rated offense in the league.
Jordan McLaughlin played last season with the Long Island Nets, and the Wolves brought in former Nets assistant Pablo Prigioni to install a similar system to what Brooklyn and its G-League affiliate were running.
The Wolves had only nine available players against the Nuggets and a season-long script played out for their 17th loss in the last 18 games.
Juancho Hernangomez is happy to "say bye the way I wanted to say." Malik Beasley is less emotional.
Even with Kemba Walker out, four Celtics scored at least 25 points lead by Gordon Hayward's 29
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will be re-evaluated in two weeks after undergoing treatment for the wrist injury.
Before the NBA trade deadline, the final 29 games of the Wolves season seemed like it would be a dreary slog to the finish line. But change came quickly in advance of the deadline.
Karl-Anthony Towns was wearing a brace on his left wrist and wasn't even using it to catch passes from the Wolves' assistant strength and conditioning coach when the team practiced.
As the point guard of a team with eight new players, D'Angelo Russell needs to initiate the offense — once he understands it.
There wasn't much disappointment after a game veteran James Johnson said was like "Day 3 of training camp," in which the Wolves stayed close until the final minutes.
President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas has rid the Wolves roster of every player Tom Thibodeau acquired … except for Josh Okogie.
D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns became friends in high school. "He's never just been a friend of mine. He's been a brother of mine. Our families are so intertwined and connected," Towns said.
Even with D'Angelo Russell sitting out, the Wolves scored a team-record 81 points in the first half on its way to a 142-115 victory. "We showed ourselves tonight," Karl-Anthony Towns said.
The Wolves introduced new point guard D'Angelo Russell during a noon press conference open to the public at City Center in downtown Minneapolis.
This was the moment the Timberwolves had been planning for since Gersson Rosas arrived in May, and they were happy to see their vision realized with the massive makeover of the roster.
The future never materialized for Andrew Wiggins in Minnesota after the Wolves acquired him in the Kevin Love trade with Cleveland in 2014. His tantalizing talent never equaled paramount production.
Robert Covington's Timberwolves locker was empty Wednesday, as were the lockers of Jordan Bell, Noah Vonleh, Shabazz Napier and Keita Bates-Diop, all a part of Tuesday's four-team trade.
The Wolves have traded several players from a roster that was lagging at 15-34. Robert Covington is on his way to Houston; Minnesota picked up two draft picks and players from Denver and Atlanta.
In this NBA era of player empowerment, some stars have taken on the unofficial additional title of general manager. Not Karl-Anthony Towns.
The Wolves trailed by as many as 21 points before rallying late in the game as trade rumors continued to swirl around the team.
All-Star selectors got it wrong on many counts, Wolves' top scorer says.
"We're trying to stay positive," Robert Covington said. "It's definitely frustrating but we can't let that little bit creep in. We still have to go out and play. It's tough."
Kobe Bryant was L.A. to the core, a core deep in mourning.
Friends Sachin Gupta of the Wolves and Daniel Adler of the Twins both know the roster-building grind well.
In an emotional night against Portland, the Lakers came out in warmups wearing No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys in honor of the late Kobe Bryant, who won five championships over 20 seasons for the franchise.
Coach Ryan Saunders said the session would go over all the things the Wolves did wrong to facilitate the Kings' historic comeback efforts in the overtime loss.
The day after the Wolves blew a 27-point second-half lead to the Kings, as well as a nine point lead with 41 seconds left in regulation, Karl-Anthony Towns kept his thoughts short and terse.
Karl-Anthony Towns wore No. 24 in pregame introductions and Robert Covington wore No. 8. "You couldn't stand him because he was so great, and he won so much," said Wolves president Gersson Rosas.
Those who crossed paths with Kobe Bryant, from the former Gophers women's star Rachel Banham to the greatest men ever to play the game, were brought to a stop by the shocking news that Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter were among those killed in a helicopter crash.
But Andrew Wiggins, for one, says, "I feel like at the start of the year we were such underdogs, and we played with more of a chip on our shoulder. And then we got complacent. ... I feel like we kind of lost our edge."