Flip Saunders’ best bet with the Timberwolves might be to join the front office and serve as a backup plan as coach if Rick Adelman does not come back or has to take a leave during the year.
It’s the first question that needs to be answered in the Timberwolves’ offseason — will Rick Adelman return as head coach?
Al Jefferson had 22 points and eight rebounds to help Utah keep its playoff hopes alive with a 96-80 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Ricky Rubio had a career-high 24 points, 10 assists and five steals, and J.J. Barea scored 16 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-93 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Marc Gasol scored 21 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-86 on Saturday night.
Derrick Williams scored a career-high 28 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 with six assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-95 on Sunday night.
The Houston Rockets wish they could get away from their habit of trailing early in games and needing big second-half rallies to pull them out.
Stuck in 12th place in the Western Conference and four games behind Houston for the eighth and final playoff spot, the Timberwolves declined to make any moves to bolster their injury-plagued roster for the stretch run.
The first time Derrick Williams saw his name appear in trade rumors, it stung him a little bit.
Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally the New York Knicks to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Darko Milicic. Hasheem Thabeet. Stromile Swift. Sam Bowie.
The Timberwolves are teetering, and you wonder what’s fair to expect of this now injury riddled season.
If there’s a teenager who deserves a chance to get away for a day or two, it’s 16-year-old Cody Metz of Lakeville.
Nicolas Batum and Wesley Matthews each made five 3s and scored 26 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves 102-97 on Saturday night.
The minutes have come and gone for Derrick Williams this season. Truthfully, they’ve been mostly gone for almost a month now.