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February 4
Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell (0) shoots past Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the second half of the Wolves’ loss on Wednesday. (AP Ph

Russell wanted to be 'aggressive' late in Wolves loss to Spurs

Timberwolves point guard D'Angelo Russell took most of the shots inside of five minutes. It's why he is earning a maximum contract and supposed to be one of the most dangerous offensive weapons.
The Wolves Beat
January 31
Timberwolves rookie forward Jaden McDaniels was thought to be a project, but he’s already contributing significant minutes and tenacious defense.

'Beast' McDaniels is earning minutes for Timberwolves

Rookie Jaden McDaniels was projected to take time to acclimate to the NBA, but he's already making an impact.
The Wolves Beat
January 29
Ricky Rubio is an unrestricted free agent after next season, how long will his return to Minnesota last?

Timberwolves mailbag: How long will the return of Ricky Rubio last?

Readers had questions about draft odds, Ricky Rubio's future and the Wolves' style of play.
The Wolves Beat
January 26
Warriors (and former Timberwolves) forward Andrew Wiggins grabbed the ball in front of Wolves guard Jarrett Culver during the first half Monday.

Wiggins: Warriors have a 'positive' culture

Former Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins said he appreciates how his current team communicates with players.
The Wolves Beat
January 22
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders argues with an official before receiving a technical during the second half

Rubio: Struggling Wolves could use a 'three-hour meeting'

After another Wolves loss, Ricky Rubio once again didn't hold back, saying the Wolves could benefit from a team meeting. But they can't have one because of COVID protocols.
The Wolves Beat
January 15
Minnesota Timberwolves Ricky Rubio (9).

Wolves mailbag: How long do Saunders, Rosas have to prove themselves?

Yes, there are strong family ties to the franchise. But how much time will coach Ryan Saunders get to prove that he can lead the Wolves to success?
The Wolves Beat
January 14
The Timberwolves Ricky Rubio

Rubio, Hernangomez out tonight as Wolves hit by COVID protocols

The Timberwolves had been one of the few teams in the NBA unaffected by absences because of COVID-19. But that changed Thursday.
The Wolves Beat
January 14
Memphis center Jonas Valanciunas, center, shoots over Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the second h

Player weaknesses on full display in discouraging loss to Memphis

The Grizzlies scored 80 points in the paint and all of the Wolves' early-season issues could be seen in Wednesday's loss.
The Wolves Beat
January 11
After scoring 27 points in the Wolves’ 96-88 victory over the Spurs on Sunday night, guard D’Angelo Russell engaged in a discussion with reporters

Russell to reporters: Let's talk about the riot in Washington, D.C.

Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell, responding to a postgame question about last week's violence at the Capitol, asked media members who cover the Wolves for their opinions.
The Wolves Beat
January 8
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT back? Towns nearing return for Timberwolves

Wolves star center Karl-Anthony Towns has missed past six games — all losses — but could return Saturday
The Wolves Beat
January 8
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio

Rubio points finger at himself for recent Wolves woes: 'I have to be better'

Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio isn't happy with his slow start to the season.
The Wolves Beat
January 6
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, right, picked up a loose ball after Nuggets guard PJ Dozier, left front, lost control while tangling with Wolves cente

Rubio goes scoreless for Timberwolves in loss to Nuggets

The point guard took only three shots and had two assists in 21 minutes
The Wolves Beat
January 3
Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders

Saunders shakes up Wolves starting lineup against Nuggets

Ryan Saunders inserted Juancho Hernangomez and Ed Davis to start Sunday's game.
The Wolves Beat
December 30, 2020
Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, left, defends Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio in the Wolves’ 124-101 loss Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Rubio on Wolves: 'We're way worse than 2-2 right now'

Point guard said the way the Wolves played their last two games has to end.
The Wolves Beat
December 28, 2020
Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker, left, blocked a dunk attempt by Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez during the first half of L.A.’s 127-91 vi

Russell says Wolves need to handle back-to-backs better

Guard D'Angelo Russell said the Wolves were not prepared to take on the Lakers a night after beating the Jazz.
The Wolves Beat
December 27, 2020
Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns pulled down a rebound between Utah’s Derrick Favors, left, and Joe Ingles during the second half Saturday night.

Wolves' Towns on injured left wrist: 'It's pretty sore'

The Timberwolves center was able to come back in the game despite the injury but said he was only acting as a decoy.
The Wolves Beat
December 24, 2020
Pistons forward Jerami Grant drove against Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio during the first quarter Wednesday.

Rubio offers blunt assessment of first Wolves win

"We can be a really good team. But at the same time we can really be a bad team," Rubio said after Wednesday's victory
The Wolves Beat
December 10, 2020
Timberwolves GM Scott Layden, left, and coach Tom Thibodeau discussed the draft during a press conference at the Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, Tuesday

Timberwolves and GM Scott Layden mutually agree to part ways

Layden, who stayed on after Tom Thibodeau was fired nearly two years ago, had one year left on his contract.
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