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There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June.
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is hospitalized and in a medically-induced coma after contracting the new coronavirus
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will miss Wednesday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets with a left wrist injury.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Andrew Wiggins to the Golden State Warriors for D’Angelo Russell in a swap of high scorers.
Robert Covington is going to the Houston Rockets and Clint Capela is headed to the Atlanta Hawks as the headline moves in a complicated four-team trade that was approved by the NBA late Wednesday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders was eager to work after a restless night, a lack of sleep that was not attributable to the nocturnal habits of his 7-month-old son.
James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight gamer, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night
Philadelphia center Joel Embiid and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for an on-court altercation and continued escalation.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have reorganized again. They are turning to Ryan Saunders, who will be the youngest head coach in the NBA. New president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas liked Sanders as a cutting-edge, player-friendly leader. It is part of a plan to modernize the organization.
A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to hire Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as president of basketball operations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the hire of Rosas, who has been a finalist for the top job with several other NBA teams. Rosas replaces Tom Thibodeau, who was fired at midseason from his dual role as president and coach.
Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Andrew Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves take charge from the opening tipoff and breeze by the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers for a 108-86 victory on Sunday at Minneapolis, the last game for coach Tom Thibodeau.
The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, halfway into his third season with the team that began with the turmoil surrounding the eventual trade of All-Star Jimmy Butler. Thibodeau was dismissed about an hour after the 108-86 victory over the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers.
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 34 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading six Minnesota players in double figures as the Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat 113-104 on Sunday night, at Miami. Towns added seven assists and six blocked shots for the Timberwolves. The only other player in NBA history to have that many points, rebounds, assists and blocks in the same game was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for the Los Angeles Lakers against Phoenix on Nov. 14, 1975. Abdul-Jabbar had 35 points, 19 rebounds, nine assists and eight blocks in that game.
All-Star forward Jimmy Butler is now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received approval from the league office Monday on the terms of the trade that was agreed to over the weekend.
Jimmy Butler is headed to Philadelphia, ending the weeks-long saga of him wanting out of Minnesota. A person with knowledge of the situation says Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The trade will give Philadelphia a star trio, with Butler joining Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept. The first order of business will be making the trade official, something that could come in time to get Butler in uniform for a game at Miami on Monday. – Associated Press
Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler’s trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court with his Timberwolves teammates when they take on the Spurs.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns is getting a $190 million extension from the Wolves. The deal comes as the Timberwolves are working to resolve the future of Jimmy Butler, who wants to be traded. Towns’ extension is of the “super-max” variety, a five-year deal.