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March 31
Jaden McDaniels, left, celebrates with Malik Beasley in the Wolves’ win over the Knicks on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

McDaniels 'special' in Timberwolves win over Knicks

Coach Chris Finch said he couldn't recall another rookie having an impact defensively like McDaniels has had.
The Wolves Beat
March 29
In New York on Monday night, Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns got to play in front of his family for one of the first times since the death of his mot

Family's presence means a lot to Towns vs. Nets

The center's father and other family members got to see Towns play after a difficult year.
The Wolves Beat
March 27
Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards shoots on Houston Rockets forward Sterling Brown during the Wolves’ win Friday. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Edwards benched again by Finch in final minutes of Wolves comeback

Coach Chris Finch chose to play out the final minutes of Rockets win with those who had led a comeback from 16 points down.
The Wolves Beat
March 25
Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels guarded Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis here, but he saved some of his best defense Wednesday night for tryi

McDaniels gets unexpected assignment: stopping Mavs' star

Rookie Jaden McDaniels did a commendable job limiting one of the NBA's best offensive players after a last-minute change of plans.
The Wolves Beat
March 23
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns bends over in pain after being fouled in the first quarter of Monday’s game.

Towns scores 33 despite hard fall that aggravated sore wrist

It's a sight that has become all too familiar but is still equally jarring for Timberwolves fans — Karl-Anthony Towns hitting the floor hard and coming up holding his wrist.
The Wolves Beat
March 19
Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, right, defends Phoenix guard Devin Booker during the second half of the Wolves’ 123-119 win Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick

They scored most of the points, but Towns, Edwards needed late-game help

Juancho Hernangomez, Josh Okogie played key roles as bench struggle most of the night in the Wolves' victory at Phoenix.
The Wolves Beat
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.
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