Wolves
November 18, 2020
Maryland's Jalen Smith

Don't forget the Wolves' second first-round pick

With all the attention being paid to what the Wolves will do with the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's NBA draft, their other first-round pick — No. 17 — might not be getting the attention it deserves.
Gophers
November 18, 2020
Former Gophers and Cretin-Derham Hall star center Daniel Oturu could be a late first- or early second-round pick.

Drought-breaker: Oturu should be first U men's player drafted since 2004

Daniel Oturu hadn't turned five years old when Gophers forward Kris Humphries was chosen by the Jazz with the 14th pick of the 2004 NBA draft.
Wolves
November 18, 2020
The draft is tonight; what are the final Wolves (and NBA) rumblings?

The draft is tonight; what are the final Wolves (and NBA) rumblings?

Wolves chatter has become more scarce in recent days, which is often a sign that something is about to happen. The Jimmy Butler trade a couple years ago, for instance, popped during a period of prolonged silence.
Wolves
November 18, 2020
The Timberwolves say their draft board, including what they’ll do with the No. 1 pick, is set as they search for a third star to complement Karl-Ant

It's draft day, and the Wolves' choices will chart their future

The decision made by Wolves management about what to do with tonight's No. 1 overall pick should set the team's direction for the next few seasons. There are several available paths.
Wolves
November 18, 2020
Georgia guard Anthony Edwards (5) is one of the players the Timberwolves are considering with their No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's NBA draft.

Souhan: Georgia guard Edwards is best fit, safest pick for Wolves

Anthony Edwards would be a better choice with the No. 1 overall pick than LaMelo Ball, who doesn't play defense.
Gophers
November 18, 2020
Zeke Nnaji of Hopkins, who played for Arizona, and Cretin-Derham Hall star Daniel Oturu of the Gophers are considered among first-round picks in the N

Mock draft: From Wolves top pick to where Minnesotans Oturu, Nnaji go

A surprise selection can change everything. With that in mind, here's a look at how college basketball writer Marcus Fuller sees the first round of Wednesday's NBA draft.
Wolves
November 17, 2020

NBA draft info, order of selections

The draft begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the Timberwolves possessing the No. 1 overall pick.
Wolves
November 17, 2020
Minnesota Timberwolves Assistant General Manager Gianluca Pascucci. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ¥ cgonzalez@startribune.com Ð Minneapolis, MN, November 5, 202

From Italian food to draft prep, Wolves' Pascucci is the go-to guy

Gianluca Pascucci, who is heading the Wolves' prospect evaluations as they enter Wednesday's draft with the top pick, has his system. And those precious details he investigates make all the difference.
Wolves
November 17, 2020
Memphis’ James Wiseman is the headliner of the big men in the NBA draft on Wednesday, and is expected to go in the top three picks. (AP Photo/Karen

Top draft prospect Wiseman says he hasn't met with Wolves

James Wiseman has worked out for teams with the second and third picks but not for the Wolves. Could a deal be made to send their No. 1 overall pick to a team that covets the 7-foot-1 center?
Gophers
November 16, 2020
Duke guard Tre Jones, who played high school basketball in Apple Valley, is excited for this week’s NBA draft. “This is the moment we’ve all bee

Reaching peak shape has been Tre Jones's NBA draft challenge

Even with his older brother paving the way to the NBA after also starring for Duke, it couldn't prepare Tre Jones for what to expect trying to take the next step
Gophers
November 16, 2020

Potential NBA draftees with Minnesota ties

As many as five former Minnesota high school players could be chosen in Wednesday's NBA draft:
Wolves
November 15, 2020
A, B, C or none of the above: Wolves prepping for first overall pick

A, B, C or none of the above: Wolves prepping for first overall pick

The Timberwolves have a choice to make with no consensus No. 1 overall pick. They may trade it, potentially to move down in the draft or for an established player or some combination of both.
Wolves
November 14, 2020

Who will the Wolves take with the No. 1 overall pick?

A consensus has formed around the top three likely picks in Wednesday's NBA draft even if it remains unclear whom the Wolves will choose.
Wolves
November 14, 2020

NBA draft: What you need to know

The Wolves have three picks on Wednesday night: Two in the first round (first and 17th overall) and one in the second (33rd).
Wolves
November 14, 2020
Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell called for a pass against the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 12, 2020, at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Timberwolves to begin season without fans in Target Center

COO Ryan Tanke said the Wolves are hopeful fans will attend games at some point during the season
Wolves
November 12, 2020
Georgia guard Anthony Edwards

Possible No. 1 pick Edwards says Wolves workout was 'great'

Of the consensus top three prospects in next week's draft, 6-5 shooting guard Anthony Edwards is the only one who doesn't overlap positions with one of the Wolves' top two stars.
Wolves
November 10, 2020
RandBall: Starting NBA season next month is absurd and reckless

RandBall: Starting NBA season next month is absurd and reckless

The plan to start up after a short off-season is a terrible idea, and we won’t really know how much so until it’s too late. Here's why.
Wolves
November 9, 2020
Timberwolves executive Sachin Gupta is a wizard of trades, and there’s no spell like the No. 1 pick.

As NBA draft nears, Wolves expect trade calls to intensify

Endless talk surrounds the Wolves' No. 1 draft pick. Sachin Gupta is listening.
Wolves
November 9, 2020

NBA free agency to start Nov. 20

The league will have a whirlwind week beginning with the Nov. 18 draft followed by the start of free agency on the 20th. Signings will begin Nov. 22.
Golf
November 8, 2020
Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

Reusse: Grading which sports dealt best with the coronavirus

The financial hits have been onerous and TV ratings plunged, but how have the sports entities handled holding competition at a time when the biggest foe has been the coronavirus.
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