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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Timberwolves face Butler, 76ers for 1st time since breakup

Basketball 01/14/19, 18:23

About two months after Jimmy Butler initiated their breakup, the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to pay him a visit.Just one week after the ouster of basketball boss Tom Thibodeau , the Timberwolves have enough of their own issues to work through. They did their best to downplay the significance of ...

Saunders wins 1st game, T’Wolves top Thunder 119-117

Basketball 01/08/19, 23:02

Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night in Ryan Saunders' first game as Minnesota's interim coach.Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. The team fired Tom Thibodeau ...

source: Timberwolves fire coach Tom Thibodeau

Basketball 01/06/19, 19:42

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have fired coach Tom Thibodeau, halfway into his third season with the team that began with turmoil surrounding All-Star Jimmy Butler.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity, because the Timberwolves had not ...

The Timberwolves, finally, are getting it done on defense

Sports 12/04/18, 18:17

With a baseline drive by Chris Paul and a bounce pass into the paint to Clint Capela, the Houston Rockets had what appeared to be an uncontested dunk early in the fourth quarter that would have cut Minnesota's lead to five points.Robert Covington closed in from behind, stopped the 6-foot-10 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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