Joe Mauer and Kevin Love are two of the biggest names currently in Minnesota sports. One’s a Minnesotan born and raised, and the other has helped bring back some relevancy to the Timberwolves. But do they want to stay here and do Minnesota sports fans want them here?
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that they’re returning to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this fall to host a preseason game. It’ll be the team’s first trip back to Iowa since 2002.
During a weekend trip to Boston, All-Star forward Kevin Love has been taking pictures with fans and seeing the sights, leading Celtics fans to speculate that he’s going to follow in the footsteps of Kevin Garnett as the next Minnesota star to come to town and turn around a struggling franchise.
Minnesota Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton says the team remains patient in its pursuit of a new coach and has yet to see any trade talks start to heat up.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’re going to try and play an NBA regular season game for the second time this upcoming season in Mexico City. The Timberwolves will be the home team when they face the Houston Rockets on Nov. 12 in the Mexico City Arena.
Former Gophers standout Austin Hollins will take part in a pre-draft workout for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves announced a list of six pro prospects scheduled to be on the court for drills in front of team officials at Target Center on Thursday, including Hollins, Louisville forward Chane Behanan and Oregon forward Mike Moser.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves.
Dave Joerger met with Timberwolves leadership on Saturday for the second time in three days, this time with owner Glen Taylor included as the two sides move toward bringing the Memphis Grizzlies coach back to coach in his home state, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Memphis coach Dave Joerger met with Minnesota president of basketball operations Flip Saunders on Thursday about the team’s coaching vacancy. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the next step in the process is to meet with team owner Glen Taylor.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday that center Gorgui Dieng was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Dieng was originally acquired by the Timberwolves in a trade with the Utah Jazz on the night of the NBA Draft after the Timberwolves selected point guard Trey Burke.
Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have received permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger for their head coaching opening.
No such luck for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA draft lottery. Again. The Timberwolves received the 13th pick in the lottery on Tuesday night, which is exactly where they were slotted heading into the annual drawing. The Timberwolves have never improved their draft position in franchise history.
Throughout most of last season, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor remained steadfast in their stance that they would not consider trading Kevin Love.
After finishing the 2013-14 regular season with a 40-42 record and missing the NBA Playoffs again this season, the Minnesota Timberwolves are heading to the NBA Draft Lottery next week in New York City.
Twin Cities residents are getting a new look at how Target Center officials hope to redesign the Minneapolis facility. On Monday, renderings were released that show a freshened appearance for the 23-year-old structure.
It was a festive atmosphere as Minnesota Timberwolves fans welcomed the team’s four new players at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday.
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