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March 24
Wolves Mailbag: Will the team be able to keep Malik Beasley?

Wolves Mailbag: Will the team be able to keep Malik Beasley?

Timberwolves beat writer Chris Hine answers a bunch of your burning questions about the NBA.
March 17
Target Center.

Glen Taylor pledges $1 million relief fund for Target Center part-time workers

Owner said he wanted to make sure workers aren't negatively affected financially during coronavirus pandemic.
March 15
Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns sat at Hopkins High School earlier this month watching Paige Bueckers play.

Towns making $100,000 donation to Mayo for COVID-19 research

Karl-Anthony Towns made the announcement on Instagram as the Mayo Clinic begins rolling out a test for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
March 12
The Timberwolves stayed in Houston after playing the Rockets on Tuesday.

Wolves set to fly back to Minneapolis today, hope to practice soon

The Wolves may be able to resume practicing soon, as Dallas owner Mark Cuban said Wednesday night the league has told teams it could keep practicing even though the season is on hold.
March 10
Rockets guard James Harden reaches behind Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley

Beasley's tough night a product of increased attention

Wolves shooting guard Malik Beasley is starting to draw more attention from opposing defenses, Ryan Saunders says.
March 6

Saunders explains why red-hot Beasley sat during 4th quarter Wolves loss

Ryan Saunders was hoping Friday's game would be closer when it was time to bring Malik Beasley back in. It wasn't.
March 4
The Timberwolves' James Johnson goes up for a rebound against Dallas Mavericks' Justin Johnson

James Johnson says Wolves have no 'fake gym rats'

James Johnson has been a connecting force for the Wolves since arriving at the trade deadline. He said his new teammates are committed to improving, even in tough times
March 3
Timberwolves center Naz Reid

Wolves praise Reid's performances in win over Pelicans

Zion Williamson had 25 points, but the undrafted Naz Reid held his own, scoring 13 points and grabbing 14 rebounds for his first career double-double that earned the praise of teammates and coaches along the way.
February 29
Allen Crabbe

Wolves agree to buyout with Crabbe

Allen Crabbe arrived in Minnesota after the Wolves traded Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to Atlanta to get him on Jan. 16. He played in just nine games and averaged 3.2 points.
February 28
Orlando guard Markelle Fultz, right, scoops up a loose ball next to Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell during the second half

Russell held scoreless in fourth quarter of loss to Magic

D'Angelo Russell had scored 28 points before that, but "blitzing" Magic defense kept him off the score sheet in 4th.
February 27
Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell

NBA fines Wolves $25,000 for resting Russell vs. Nuggets

D'Angelo Russell missed Sunday's loss for what the Wolves called "planned rest" and Russell has played in each of the team's last two games. But the NBA said Russell was a healthy player under league policy.
February 26
Timberwolves guard Jordan McLaughlin and forward Juancho Hernangomez celebrate in the final seconds

Lineup adjustment helps lead to go-ahead basket for McLaughlin

Coach Ryan Saunders decided to put both his point guards on the floor at the same time.
February 24
Wolves guard D’Angelo Russell was guarded by the Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. in the first half in Dallas on Monday night.

Russell says Wolves' workload management plan for him is 'smart'

The guard is on board if the team wants to rest him in a certain game.
February 23
The futures of Kelan Martin (left) and Jordan McLaughlin with the Timberwolves are up in the air past this season because they are on two-way contract

Wolves' Martin, McLaughlin take advantage of expanded opportunity

Wolves' two-way players showed their skill in loss to Denver
February 22
Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell

'Planned rest': Russell out for Sunday's Wolves game in Denver

D'Angelo Russell did not practice Saturday in Denver and coach Ryan Saunders mentioned Russell was dealing with knee soreness. Russell received treatment after Friday's loss to Boston.
February 21
Amir Coffey guarded Timberwolves center Naz Reid earlier this month at Target Center.

Reid likely to see more minutes with Towns out

The Wolves have been high on Naz Reid, giving him a multi-year deal shortly after signing him following the draft in June. And now he's gone from undrafted rookie to the starting lineup.
February 20
Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns to get second opinion on wrist; Layman returns to practice

The Timberwolves should be getting a member of their frontcourt back soon while another will see just how long he will be out.
February 8
Malik Beasley

Beasley catches fire in Timberwolves debut

The recently-acquired guard from Denver hit 7 of 13 from three-point range
February 4
After Monday night's game against Sacramento, Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (left) said he didn't want any say in possible personnel decision

Towns opens up about possible Covington trade, confidence in management

Karl-Anthony Towns said he doesn't want a say in personnel moves ahead of Thursday's trade deadline. "I don't get paid to make rosters and stuff like that."
February 1
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns drove past Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless during the first half Saturday in Los Angeles.

Towns on missing All-Star team: 'I'm desensitized to being disrespected'

Karl-Anthony Towns wasn't helped by missing 17 games -- 15 because of injury and two because of a suspension -- as well as his subpar defensive metrics.
January 28
The Sacramento bench players reacted after Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic made a jump shot to take an improbable lead in overtime against the Timberwo

Giddy Kings beside themselves after unprecedented comeback

Sacramento guard Buddy Hield led the improbable late charge with 42 points.
January 27
Wolves players, former teammate Luke Walton remember Kobe Bryant

Wolves players, former teammate Luke Walton remember Kobe Bryant

Against a backdrop of a game to be played Monday night, players and coaches talked about the tragedy.
January 25
Timberwolves guard Shabazz Napier

Napier on Wolves' losing streak: 'It hurts really bad'

Wolves point guard Shabazz Napier made his feelings about the current losing streak known after Saturday's loss
January 22
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

Should Karl-Anthony Towns be an All-Star?

Towns' numbers are strong, but has he played enough games to make the team?
January 20
Wolves guard Josh Okogie fell into the front row after making a three-pointer in the second quarter of a 107-100 loss to the Nuggets on Monday night.

Postgame: Wolves find themselves in another losing streak

Latest loss to Denver extends current slide to six games.

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