Towns, Teague lead Wolves over Nets after LeVert injury

Basketball 11/12/18, 22:52

Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-113 on Monday after finally trading Jimmy Butler.The Nets lost leading scorer Caris LeVert to what appeared to be a severe right leg injury late in the first half.Jeff Teague returned from ...

It’s done: Jimmy Butler trade to Philadelphia completed

Basketball 11/12/18, 14:04

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.Butler and Justin Patton were traded for Philadelphia, in exchange for Robert Covington, ...

Kings come on strong late to beat Timberwolves 121-110

Basketball 11/10/18, 01:51

Willie Cauley-Stein had 25 points, Nemanja Bjelica scored eight in a row during a big run late in the third quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves 121-110 on Friday night to spoil a huge game for Karl-Anthony Towns.De'Aaron Fox added 16 points and 10 assists for ...

Nurkic scores 19, Trail Blazers defeat Timberwolves 111-81

Basketball 11/05/18, 00:34

Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and 12 rebounds and led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 111-81 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.Meyers Leonard had a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Following a game Saturday in which their bench struggled against the Los ...

Curry, Durant lead the way in Warriors’ 7th straight win

Basketball 11/03/18, 01:13

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds, Stephen Curry contributed 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-99 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.Klay Thompson scored 22 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers 50 seconds apart early in the ...

Minnesota Timberwolves unveil Prince-inspired uniform

Basketball 11/01/18, 18:46

The Minnesota Timberwolves are paying tribute to Prince with a purple-highlighted uniform.The team Thursday unveiled Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms. The new look uniforms were created in collaboration between the Timberwolves, Nike and the Prince estate.Prince family members say the "Purple Rain" superstar enjoyed basketball from a young age, both as ...

‘A hell of a night’: Derrick Rose savors his career-high 50

Basketball 11/01/18, 02:04

During the 2017-18 regular season, Derrick Rose didn't score 50 points in all of January.Or February.Or March.Or April.He was hurting, always in and out of the lineup, never in rhythm. Those problems, all his years of problems, seemed so long ago Wednesday night, when Rose was better than ever — ...

Rose scores career-high 50 as Timberwolves top Jazz 128-125

Basketball 10/31/18, 23:06

Derrick Rose scored a career-high 50 points, turning back the clock to his prime years and lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 128-125 on Wednesday night.Rose was in tears after the game as he walked off the court serenaded by chants of "MVP! MVP!" from the home crowd. ...

Wolves hold Butler out vs. Jazz for ‘precautionary rest’

Basketball 10/31/18, 13:50

The Minnesota Timberwolves have ruled out All-Star Jimmy Butler for their game against Utah for what they're calling "precautionary rest."Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters at the morning shootaround Wednesday that Butler's absence wasn't related to his trade request. Butler scored 32 points in 37 minutes in Minnesota's win Monday against ...

Middleton leads balanced effort as Bucks beat Wolves 125-95

Basketball 10/26/18, 22:52

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points and 12 rebounds in just 23 minutes, Ersan Ilyasova added 16 points off the bench and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-95 on Friday night.Khris Middleton scored 16 points and hit four 3-pointers for Milwaukee, which is 5-0 for the second time in ...

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Wolves 112-105 to reach 5-0

Basketball 10/24/18, 22:08

Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 35 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-0 and match the best start in franchise history.Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 and Norman Powell ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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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