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March 17
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (shown against the Wizards in February) is shooting only 26% from three-point range over his past six games. He’s b

Towns scoring, but says he needs to shoot his way out of a slump

Even though he scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns is trying to regain his touch following the Wolves' 137-121 loss to the Lakers.
The Wolves Beat
March 14
Wolves reserve Jaylen Nowell sank a three-pointer Saturday night against the Trail Blazers.

Jaylen Nowell gets a chance to run with the ones late in Timberwolves loss

The second-year guard said he didn't want to do anything "dumb" in the closing minutes.
The Wolves Beat
March 11
Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards (left) on veteran guard Ricky Rubio: “He’s helping me grow and learn. He’s the best leader I’ve been aroun

Wolves' Edwards says Rubio is the 'best leader' he's ever been around

The rookie said the veteran has been especially helpful in guiding Edwards through his first year.
The Wolves Beat
February 28
Devin Booker (1) drives the ball past Ricky Rubio (9) in the first half.

Despondent Rubio questions Wolves rebuilding strategy after loss

After Sunday's loss, veteran Ricky Rubio wondered if trusting the process will work. "I kind of don't believe in that kind of system," he said.
The Wolves Beat
February 24
Chicago Bulls forward Luke Kornet, left, and Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns battle for a loose ball during the first half

Not worth the energy, Towns says he's cutting down on arguing with refs

Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out Wednesday night in Chicago, but he hasn't been as demonstrative with officials this season. There's a reason for that.
The Wolves Beat
February 23
Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch talks to Malik Beasley during the first half of Milwaukee’s win over the Wolves on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash

Rubio says coaching change timing 'a little weird'; Beasley praises Finch

The firing of Ryan Saunders and subsequent hiring of Chris Finch from Toronto's coaching staff at midseason doesn't have a lot of precedent in the NBA.
The Wolves Beat
February 14
Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Malik Beasley have been an effective pairing for the Wolves since Towns’ return from a serious bout with COVID-19.

Towns, Beasley working well together for Wolves

Malik Beasley has thrived since Karl-Anthony Towns returned to the lineup.
The Wolves Beat
February 12
D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns have only played five games together since Russell was acquired in a trade last February.

D'Angelo Russell not on Wolves road trip because of leg soreness

Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns have still only played five games together since Russell came to Minnesota in last year's trade.
The Wolves Beat
February 11
Towns rips NBA's plan for All-Star Game 'but what the hell do I know?'

Towns rips NBA's plan for All-Star Game 'but what the hell do I know?'

After playing 21 minutes in his first game back from COVID, Karl-Anthony Downs spoke out during an emotional meeting with the media.
The Wolves Beat
February 9
Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley (shown against Oklahoma City) scored 22 of his 30 points in the final nine minutes of the game against the Mavericks

Beasley catches fire in fourth quarter of Timberwolves loss

Guard had 22 points in the final nine minutes of the game against the Mavericks on Monday night.
The Wolves Beat
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
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