Wolves clamp down on defense in 101-91 win over Pacers

Basketball 10/22/18, 23:01

Jimmy Butler returned to Minnesota's lineup and scored 20 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 101-91 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.Butler, who received a mix of boos and cheers during player introductions, sat out Saturday due to precautionary rest. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points and 12 ...

Youngsters Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wolves 140-136

Basketball 10/20/18, 23:41

Luka Doncic scored 26 points in the teenager's home debut, Dennis Smith Jr. converted a tiebreaking three-point play with six seconds left and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 140-136 in a wild offensive game Saturday night.DeAndre Jordan had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Mavericks ...

Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

Basketball 10/19/18, 23:00

Jimmy Butler brushed off some early jeers from the jaded home crowd, scoring 33 points in 36 minutes to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Cleveland Cavaliers 131-123 on Friday night.Andrew Wiggins pitched in with 22 points and Anthony Tolliver hit three 3-pointers off the bench to bolster a vintage ...

DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

Basketball 10/17/18, 23:29

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.DeRozan was ...

Butler practices again with Wolves, as opener nears

Basketball 10/14/18, 14:59

Jimmy Butler is still suiting up for the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the opener three days away.Despite his preference to play elsewhere, signs have begun to point to him staying with the Timberwolves at least to start the season. Butler took part in practice on Sunday, the second time he has ...

NBA preseason wraps up, regular season starts Tuesday

Basketball 10/13/18, 06:56

From LeBron James' arrival in Los Angeles to Jimmy Butler's desire to leave Minnesota, it's been an eventful NBA preseason.It was a rocky one for the Timberwolves, who spent most of it dealing with the Butler drama and finished it dealing with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 32 points, 12 rebounds ...

NBA preseason wraps up, regular season starts Tuesday

Basketball 10/12/18, 23:22

From LeBron James' arrival in Los Angeles to Jimmy Butler's desire to leave Minnesota, it's been an eventful NBA preseason.It was a rocky one for the Timberwolves, who spent most of it dealing with the Butler drama and finished it dealing with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 32 points, 12 rebounds ...

As Butler drama lingers, Wolves aim for return to playoffs

Basketball 10/10/18, 20:01

Last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves parlayed the arrival of Jimmy Butler into the franchise's first appearance in the playoffs in 14 years.Butler, naturally, has been the focal point for Minnesota with the start of this season fast approaching, but in a most surprising and distracting way.Butler's request for a trade ...

Jimmy Butler to ESPN: I was ‘brutally honest’ with Wolves

Basketball 10/10/18, 18:52

Jimmy Butler returned to practice with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the first time this season, and told ESPN in an interview that he was "brutally honest" with teammates and other officials in that workout.Butler asked the Timberwolves to trade him elsewhere last month, and said during an interview that was ...

Timberwolves march on despite Butler drama

Basketball 10/07/18, 20:15

Jimmy Butler may or may not be traded before Minnesota opens the season on Oct. 17 at San Antonio.However, it appears increasingly inevitable that the Butler won't be with the Timberwolves this season — and they've only got one more chance to start learning how to play without the four-time ...

‘We’re trying’: Thibodeau offers update on Butler situation

Basketball 10/05/18, 15:58

Jimmy Butler is still with the Minnesota Timberwolves, at least in an official sense.In reality, it remains a mess.Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau Friday acknowledged the team's efforts to grant Butler's trade request."Obviously, we're trying to get something done," Thibodeau told reporters in Minneapolis.What that "something" is, that's still unknown.Friday was ...

With Butler trade looming, Wolves take trip west for bonding

California 09/27/18, 17:18

For a team that didn't make any major moves during the summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves sure have their share of new players this season.The critical process of familiarization and integration will speed up over the next week, in the form of a trip to California to continue training camp and ...

As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

Basketball 09/25/18, 02:57

Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here's 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign:___JIMMY BUTLERAs media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's temporary. The first big saga of the 2018-19 ...

Thibodeau: Wolves will deal Butler if offer is ‘good for us’

Basketball 09/24/18, 18:28

The Minnesota Timberwolves have started their 30th season amid more drama and dysfunction, an all-too-familiar feeling.Jimmy Butler, the four-time All-Star shooting guard whose heralded arrival from Chicago sparked a 16-win improvement and an end to a 13-year absence from the playoffs, told president of basketball operations and head coach Tom ...

NBA teams ready to hold their annual pre-camp media days

Basketball 09/24/18, 06:00

The NBA offseason is over.Media day — the day where most of the league's 30 teams will have players and coaches answer questions about how they spent their summer vacation and discuss other more-pertinent matters — is Monday around the league. Dallas and Philadelphia got their media-day responsibilities out of ...

On Basketball: Butler made his move _ now it’s Wolves’ turn

Basketball 09/20/18, 14:10

Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades.Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that's an entirely different story.Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying "trade me now" ...

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