Wolves turn to Saunders to help lead franchise modernization

Basketball 05/21/19, 16:30

Three decades after their entry into the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves have deployed an aggressive plan to modernize their operation.What better way, they concluded, than to hire the youngest head coach in the league?Ryan Saunders, at the ripe old age of 33, has been tasked with using his lifelong passion ...

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

Sports 05/20/19, 16:04

The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA.The team announced Monday that Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this past season, the role ...

New T-wolves president Rosas vows aggression, collaboration

Sports 05/06/19, 17:42

Gersson Rosas has firsthand experience with success from unconventional strategy from his 17-year run with the Houston Rockets.An outside-the-box approach might be necessary, if the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to catch up in the cutthroat Western Conference."We're going to question the norm with everything that we do," Rosas said.Minnesota Timberwolves ...

source: Timberwolves hire Rockets exec Gersson Rosas

Sports 05/01/19, 20:06

With just one appearance in the playoffs over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking progress. They turned to one of the NBA's most forward-thinking organizations to find their next front office leader.The Timberwolves have decided to hire current Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as president of basketball ...

Wolves seek establishment of stability, return to playoffs

Sports 04/11/19, 16:13

Rarely has a pro sports team experienced such a difference in drama levels from the start to finish of one season that these Minnesota Timberwolves did.As the Timberwolves wound down the second half of their schedule that was as dull as the first part was eventful, they were outspoken in ...

Nuggets beat Timberwolves 99-95, clinch West’s 2nd seed

Sports 04/11/19, 00:07

Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip in the closing seconds for the Denver Nuggets, who scored the game's final 15 points in a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that secured the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs."We didn't give up," ...

Wolves seek new basketball boss; Layden, Saunders still TBD

Basketball 04/10/19, 12:26

The Minnesota Timberwolves will make hiring a new president of basketball operations their first offseason priority.The Timberwolves announced Wednesday before their final game of the season in Denver they will start an immediate search for a front office leader, with the fates of general manager Scott Layden and interim head ...

Raptors end regular season with 120-100 win over T-Wolves

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:27

Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and the Toronto Raptors closed their regular season with a 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, and Chris Boucher had a career-high 15 points and 13 rebounds off the bench for the Raptors, who finished the regular season ...

Westbrook’s triple-double lifts Thunder past Wolves 132-126

Basketball 04/07/19, 17:25

Russell Westbrook had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 132-126 on Sunday.Paul George also scored 27 points and Dennis Schroder had 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Thunder remained a half-game ahead of San Antonio for ...

Wolves beat Heat 111-109 as Wade’s shot misses at buzzer

Basketball 04/05/19, 21:40

Karl-Anthony Towns had 13 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves slowed Miami's push for a postseason berth with a 111-109 win over the Heat on Friday night as Dwyane Wade's 3-pointer try at the buzzer missed the mark.Dario Saric scored 19 points for the Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins added ...

Towns, Wiggins help T-wolves turn away Mavs rally, 110-108

Basketball 04/03/19, 22:12

Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 13 rebounds, Andrew Wiggins hit the go-ahead bucket in the final minute and the Minnesota Timberwolves turned back a fourth-quarter rally by Dallas for a 110-108 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday night.Dallas rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 27 points, but passed up a ...

Clippers top Timberwolves to clinch playoff berth

Basketball 03/26/19, 22:26

Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Coach Doc Rivers' club is back in the postseason after falling short last year. Los Angeles finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it six ...

Clippers clinch playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

Sports 03/26/19, 21:45

Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and the Los Angeles Clippers clinched a playoff spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Coach Doc Rivers' club is back in the postseason after falling short last year. Los Angeles finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it for ...

Towns has 33 points, 23 boards to lift Wolves over Memphis

Basketball 03/23/19, 21:38

Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-99 on Saturday night to end a five-game slide.Andrew Wiggins added 22 points and rookie Josh Okogie had 17 as Minnesota, eliminated from the playoffs Friday night, ended its longest losing streak of the ...

Timberwolves: Rose has surgery to remove elbow bone chips

Basketball 03/23/19, 14:27

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.The Timberwolves announced Saturday that Rose had the procedure done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Wolves previously said Rose was unlikely to play again this season. They're already eliminated from playoff ...

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Basketball 03/21/19, 20:45

Kemba Walker scored 31 points, rookie Miles Bridges had 11 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double on his 21st birthday, and the Charlotte Hornets handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their fifth straight loss, 113-106 on Thursday night.Jeremy Lamb added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who ...

Timberwolves: Covington, Rose, Teague likely done for season

Basketball 03/21/19, 13:24

The Minnesota Timberwolves have more than likely shut down three of their top five scorers for the rest of the season with lingering injuries: Robert Covington, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague.The Timberwolves announced before their game Thursday at Charlotte that Covington, who was the centerpiece of the package received in ...

Curry leads Warriors past Wolves 117-107, into 1st in West

Sports 03/19/19, 21:37

Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the fading Minnesota Timberwolves 117-107 on Tuesday and regain first place in the Western Conference.Jonas Jerebko added 18 points, ...

Paul scores 25 to lead Rockets over Wolves 117-102

Sports 03/17/19, 22:28

Chris Paul scored 25 points, tied a career high with six 3-pointers and had 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and get a 117-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.The game was close throughout the first half and the Rockets ...

Mitchell, Crowder help Jazz crush tired Timberwolves 120-100

Basketball 03/14/19, 22:41

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Utah Jazz beat the travel-weary Minnesota Timberwolves 120-100 on Thursday night.Derrick Favors had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Ruby Gobert contributed 10 points and 13 boards for the Jazz, who played Wednesday night but didn't have nearly the ...

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