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January 9
Karl-Anthony Towns has missed 11 games with a knee injury.

Towns could return to action for Wolves tonight against Portland

Coach Ryan Saunders said the Wolves will evaluate how Towns looks during warmups before deciding whether he'll return from an 11-game absence.
January 2
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, right, said he became close with late former Commissioner David Stern during Taylor's work on the league's audit commi

Wolves owner Taylor remembers his close friend David Stern

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said he became close with the late former Commissioner during his work on the league's audit committee.
December 31, 2019
The Wolves' Gorgui Dieng (5) and the Nets' DeAndre Jordan battled for a rebound in the second quarter Monday. Dieng finished with 20 rebounds.

Dieng hopes more 'talented' teammates jump on Wolves 'train' when healthy

The center hopes the effort the shorthanded Wolves have given of late inspire teammates like Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns upon their return
December 30, 2019
Wolves rookie Jarrett Culver soared in for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. He scored a career-high 21 points.

Postgame: Culver nets a career high in Wolves win

Jarrett Culver scored 21 points, including a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter.
December 24, 2019
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, right, takes the ball from Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall, center, during the second half of an

Wolves get surprising contributions from G-League mainstays

Kelan Martin and Jordan McLaughlin helped spark a late rally in loss to Golden State.
December 22, 2019
Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, knocks the ball away from Portland Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons during the second half of an

Wolves try to look on the bright side: At least the defense is better

The Wolves have improved defensively over the last three games after it was among the league's worst at the beginning of current 10-game losing streak.
December 21, 2019
Wolves coach Ryan Saunders talked to players during a huddle in the second half Friday.

Timberwolves remaining upbeat despite ninth consecutive loss

The Wolves locker room wasn't as down after Friday's loss to Denver as it has been at other times during this streak
December 10, 2019
Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. shot over Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half Monday. Oubre scored 24 points on 8-for-15 shooting.

Timberwolves defense in need of repair after road trip

The Wolves gave up season highs in points on two occasions over the past four road games.
December 9, 2019
LeBron James, left, celebrates with teammate Anthony Davis during a timeout in the second hal.

AD or LeBron? You pick your poison playing Lakers

Lakers forward Anthony Davis torched the Timberwolves for 50 points on 20 of 29 shooting. LeBron James had a pretty good night too.
December 7, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) celebrates with Luguentz Dort, left, after Schroder hit a basket to force overtime

NBA's two-minute report confirms correct delay of game call on Wolves

The league's review of Friday's game said officials made the correct call in assessing a delay of game that resulted in a technical
December 7, 2019
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder (17) celebrates with Luguentz Dort, left, after Schroder hit a basket to force overtime

What else went wrong for the Wolves in Friday's loss to the Thunder

There were other ways the Timberwolves could have beaten the Thunder, but they didn't seize those chances
December 5, 2019
Dallas forward Luka Doncic (center) and the rest of the bench react after a three-pointer by Justin Jackson against the Timberwolves during the second

Wolves limit Doncic, but his teammates pick up the slack

Luka Doncic finished with 22 points, but he needed 22 shot attempts to get there. Meanwhile, Jalen Brunson ignited the deciding Dallas run in the fourth by scoring 14 of his 16 points.
November 25, 2019
Forward Keita Bates-Diop (31, shown against Phoenix), the second-year player out of Ohio State, played nearly 24 minutes in the Wolves’ 125-113 vict

Wolves' Bates-Diop continues to make his case for minutes

The second-year forward had another strong game against Atlanta on Monday.
November 24, 2019
Timberwolves forward Robert Covington is set to return from a one-game absence for personal reasons in Monday's game against the Hawks.

Wolves' Covington expected to play Monday vs. Hawks

The forward will return from a one-game absence for personal reasons.
November 20, 2019
Timberwolves unveil latest 'City Edition' special jerseys

Timberwolves unveil latest 'City Edition' special jerseys

The Wolves will wear the uniforms nine times this season -- including five times at Target Center.
November 19, 2019
Wolves forward Jake Layman suffered a left foot injury against Utah on Monday night and was in a walking boot after the game.

Layman the latest Wolves player injured

Layman suffered a left foot injury against Utah and was in a walking boot after the game.
November 19, 2019
Kelan Martin

Wolves' rookie Martin learns price of winning after big night in Utah

After the Timberwolves' victory over Utah on Monday, the last three players in the locker room were Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Kelan Martin.
November 17, 2019
Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins doubtful for Wolves' game vs. Jazz

Wiggins, who missed the last two games for personal reasons, is now doubtful with an illness.
November 15, 2019

Beal continues string of lights-out scoring nights against Wolves

The Wizards guard had 44 points Friday. His big night follows others from Kyrie Irving and D'Angelo Russell
November 15, 2019
Andrew Wiggins

Wiggins misses Friday's Wolves game for personal matter; Saturday status unknown

Andrew Wiggins traveled to be with family in Toronto following the recent death of his grandmother.
November 13, 2019

Jeff Teague shows no signs of rust in return to lineup

The guard came off the bench and scored 16 points
November 11, 2019
If you take Andrew Wiggins’ past six games, he is averaging 29 points, 4.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds. More important is how Wiggins is achieving those p

Breakout season? Wiggins keeps it rolling in Timberwolves win

In another All-Star caliber performance, Andrew Wiggins had 33 points, six rebounds and five assists to help the Wolves earn a 120-114 win over the Pistons.
November 8, 2019
The Timberwolves Josh Okogie stole the ball during overtime as Golden State's Glen Robinson III attempted to cover

Okogie provides a boost in overtime for the Wolves

The versatile Josh Okogie did a little bit of everything on Friday night.
November 8, 2019
DeAngelo Russell

The cold truth: Why did D'Angelo Russell choose Warriors over Wolves?

There was a lot that Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell liked about the Timberwolves as he was going through free agency this summer. But he knew that winter was coming.
November 8, 2019
Gorgui Dieng (5) of the Minnesota Timberwolves. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • – Minneapolis, MN – September 30, 2019, Target Cen

Wolves veteran Gorgui Dieng honored for his charity work

Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng spends a significant part of his free time working to improve the lives of people in his native Senegal – and the NBA is recognizing him for his efforts.
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