On the eve of the Timberwolves’ first game against Kevin Love, president and coach Flip Saunders says he harbors no grudges against the former face of the franchise for wanting out of Minnesota.
It was another crazy year on the Minnesota sports scene with plenty of great moments, some tough times and two coaches dismissed. Throw in a national title that nobody will remember on the college scene, and it’s been another very interesting year depending on which sports team you follow most.
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Andrew Wiggins had 23 points, 10 rebounds and four assists and the Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the Portland Trail Blazers with a 90-82 victory on Wednesday night.
Stephen Curry overcame a rare off night from long range to post 21 points and seven assists and help the Golden State Warriors to their 13th consecutive win with a 102-86 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
As a minority owner, team president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders holds as much power in one organization as any person in the NBA. What sounds like the ideal situation for a person who is confident in his abilities to evaluate talent, build a roster and develop young players into difference-making professionals can have its downside, and Saunders hit that in the early morning hours on Thursday after his team allowed the Philadelphia 76ers snap a 17-game losing streak on Minnesota’s home court.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that forward Andrew Wiggins was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for November.
The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
J.J. Redick can shoot 3-pointers with the best of them, and Monday night he added a pair of four-point plays to his repertoire to help the Los Angeles Clippers’ rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-101.
Jrue Holiday met virtually no resistance as he drove for what looked like an easy layup, but he chose instead to hurl the ball out to the perimeter, where Tyreke Evans drilled a 3-pointer. On New Orleans’ next possession, Holiday attempted a far more contested shot in the paint, rolling it in as he drew the foul.
Feeling better after missing his first game of the season because of a flu-like virus, Dwight Howard promised to put on a show for his Mexican fans. And he delivered. Howard, who missed Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, had 22 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-101 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in the first regular-season game played south of the border since 1997.
Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night.
Timberwolves officials and staff spent time Thursday morning getting fans excited for the season ahead, offering free breakfast and coffee for those in downtown Minneapolis. One team executive may have also taken a shot at Kevin Love on WCCO This Morning.
Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise’s first victory in a season opener since 2000. Zach Randolph added 25 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which had dropped its last 13 openers. Gasol also had nine rebounds, Mike Conley scored 16 points and Courtney Lee finished with 14.
Think Andrew Wiggins is excited to play his first NBA game? So does he. “I think about it every day, you know. It’s something that I’ve been looking forward to my whole life, so I think about it every day,” Wiggins said. It’s been 125 days since Wiggins was drafted — 67 days since he was traded to the Wolves and 29 days since the start of training camp. Time, he says, he’s used to get better.