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Complete coverage of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the NBA featuring players Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley. Latest MN Wolves scores, player stats, schedule, standings, game highlights and sports commentary from the Star Tribune.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, President Tim Connelly, left, and head coach Chris Finch, right.

Wolves' boss Connelly taking high road as criticism yields to praise

The Timberwolves are an NBA-best 15-4 this season, and the narrative on last year's Rudy Gobert trade has changed significantly. That and a deal for Mike Conley Jr. have defined the Tim Connelly era so far.

Conley has transformed the Wolves' late-game offense

December 5
Mike Conley, who got past 76ers defenders for a layup on Nov. 22 at Target Center, has brought a veteran’s wisdom to pushing the Wolves late in game
Veteran point guard Mike Conley has been the one to get the Wolves organized down the stretch of close games.

'Wemby' and Edwards at Target Center tonight? Depends on how they feel.

Spurs center Victor Wembanyama sat out Friday’s game in New Orleans because of a hip injury.
Spurs standout rookie Victor Wembanyama is recovering from a hip injury and missed his team's last game. Anthony Edwards is recovering from a hip injury.
Minnesota Timberwolves fans cheers during the NBA basketball team’s practice Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Wolves president Tim Connelly on being cheered instead of jeered

Yes, those are the Timberwolves with the best record in the NBA right now. And Connelly, who engineered the (previously) derided Rudy Gobert trade, tells host Michael Rand how things have changed for him and the team.
December 4
Even though the Timberwolves lead the Western Conference with a 15-4 record, coach Chris Finch keeps pointing out the need for improvement in team fil

Best in the NBA? Finch focuses on negatives to keep Wolves growing.

Finch, who was named Western Conference Coach of the Month, has been harping more on what the Wolves need to improve during film sessions than dwelling on their success.
Anthony Edwards (1) of the Minnesota Timberwolves smiles after making a three pointer in third quarter Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Target Center i
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December 4
Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert dunks against the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

Patrick Reusse: Wolves and Wild soar; Can Gophers get revenge?

On Monday's Daily Delivery podcast, Star Tribune columnist Patrick Reusse and host Michael Rand weighed in on a lot of big weekend topics.
December 3
Timberwolves teammates Naz Reid and Kyle Anderson

Wolves teammates, friends and fierce rivals for Holy Grail in size 15

There aren't a lot of size 15 sneakers on the market. Rival connoisseurs Kyle Anderson and Naz Reid have built extensive collections.
December 2
Hornets forward Brandon Miller, middle, fought for the ball with Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, left, and forward Troy Brown Jr. during the first ha

Big men, big victory: Wolves keep on grinding with 123-117 win over Hornets

Big buckets and big stops down the stretch keyed the Wolves, who moved to 15-4 on the season.
Karl-Anthiny Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Jaden McDaniels model the new City Edition uniforms.
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December 1
Nickeil Alexander-Walker had a strong game Thursday as the Timberwolves beat the Jazz at Target Center.

Reusse: These Wolves just had a month for the history books

Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker is becoming a fixture during the team's most successful month yet.
December 1
The Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns still isn’t crazy about some officials’ calls, but he hasn’t allowed himself to be derailed by foul trouble as

Foul trouble not as much of a bother for Timberwolves' Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns picked up two early fouls in Thursday's win over Utah, but he didn't let that affect the rest of his night. That has become more common this season.
December 1
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (9) score on a breakaway in the second half. The Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Utah Jazz 1

No Edwards, no problem. Alexander-Walker steps up, sparks Wolves win

Replacing injured Anthony Edwards in the starting lineup, Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points against his former team in the 101-90 victory over Utah. Karl-Anthony Towns had a big game, too.
Anthony Edwards, at age 20, averaged 21.3 points in 72 games for the Timberwolves last season.
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There's more in store for budding star Anthony Edwards, who added bulk to his frame in the offseason to help him attack the basket more for the MN Timberwolves.
November 30
Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) was helped off the court after taking a fall on his right hip in the third quarter of Tuesday’s win against t

Wolves-Jazz preview: Edwards sidelined by hip injury

The Timberwolves guard fell on his right hip in the third quarter of Tuesday's win over the Thunder.
November 30
Rudy Gobert, left, and Athan Kaliakmanis.

Did the Timberwolves win the trade — and will the Gophers do the same?

The Rudy Gobert trade is getting a fresh look locally and nationally, while the Gophers might be getting an upgrade in the transfer portal, which has become a 'trade machine' of sorts.
November 29
Wolves center Rudy Gobert stripped the ball from Oklahoma City’s Chet Holmgren during the Wolves’ victory Tuesday at Target Center.

Wolves out of in-season tournament, get two opponents for next week

The Wolves didn't qualify as a wild-card team but the two games added to their schedule next week are about as good as they could have hoped for.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards smiles during warm ups prior to an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Saturday, Nov. 5, 202
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November 29
Troy Brown Jr. scored 17 points off the bench in the Wolves’ 106-103 win over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

'I'll be ready.' Brown keeps promise with excellent effort to beat OKC.

After starting the season by getting only mop-up duty — if he got on the floor at all — Troy Brown Jr. stepped into the rotation when Jaden McDaniels got hurt.
November 29
A trainer checked on Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) after a hard landing on the court in the third quarter. The Minnesota Timberwolv

Edwards leaves with hurt hip after leading Wolves rally to beat Thunder

After trying to dunk over a Thunder player late in the third quarter, Anthony Edwards landed on his right hip and left the game soon afterward.
November 28
Former Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren of the Thunder, who shot over Chicago’s Nikola Vucevic in a game last week, has helped Oklahoma City get

Top of the West: Holmgren returns home with Thunder to face Wolves

The final in-season tournament game for the Wolves in the group stage doubles as a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference and features former Minnehaha Academy star Chet Holmgren.
November 26
Wolves veteran guard Mike Conley was pointed in the right direction Sunday night in Memphis, where he played his first 12 NBA seasons.

Timberwolves thump Grizzlies behind Mike Conley's double-double

The Wolves won for the 11th time in 13 games and kept Memphis winless at home.
November 25
Warriors forward Dario Saric was in trouble as the Wolves’ Rudy Gobert and Karl-Anthony Towns thwarted him Nov. 14 in San Francisco.

The Wolves needed a year to fashion an elite NBA defense. How did it happen?

Wolves head coach Chris Finch, assistant Elston Turner and center Rudy Gobert have built one of the league's top-ranked defenses.
November 25
Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22), seen Friday in Memphis, Tenn., is averaging 24.3 points as his team faces injuries and Ja Morant’s suspension.

Wolves-Grizzlies preview: Morant's suspension gives Minnesota advantage

Chris Hine's analysis: The Wolves, coming off their first home loss, should have the chance to pick up one of their easiest road wins of the season at Memphis.
November 24
Kings guard Malik Monk gestured after making a 3-point basket during the first half Friday against the Wolves.

Wolves lose first home game of the season, 124-111 to Sacramento

The Wolves labored on offense much of Friday night's NBA in-season tournament game, especially in the third quarter when they scored just 15 points.
November 24
Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson was defended by Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama in Minnesota’s 117-110 victory in the team’s first game in the N

With win tonight, Wolves clinch spot in NBA knockout round. Then what?

Beating Sacramento at Target Center would guarantee the Timberwolves a spot among the final eight teams in the NBA's first in-season tournament.
November 24
Timberwolves guard Mike Conley defended against high-scoring Kings guard De’Aaron Fox in Sacramento last March. Fox is averaging 29.2 points this se

Timberwolves-Kings preview: Trying to contain the Fox-Sabonis duo

The Wolves, 7-0 at home this season, have the size and athleticism to slow down the De'Aaron Fox-Domantas Sabonis pairing.