His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection.
Long before Jabari Price was trying to build an NFL future, he caught the eye of Tyrone Carter. When Price was getting ready for the NFL draft, he trained with Carter. After Price was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, the former NFL defensive back was even more eager to mentor his fellow Pompano Beach, Florida, resident and Blanche Ely High School graduate.
Zach Moore did not grow up in affluence and when he signed on to play at Concordia University in St. Paul, the NFL seemed light years away. Moore grew up on the south side of Chicago. “The south side of Chicago is notorious. You know you hear about a lot of the shootings and deaths, and, you know, the gang mentality that’s associated with it,” Moore said.
The Minnesota Wild are sending forward Devin Setoguchi to the Winnipeg Jets for a second-round pick in next year’s draft.
The Minnesota Twins have signed right-hander Kohl Stewart, the fourth overall pick in the draft two weeks ago.
Minnesota’s second-round draft pick Robbie Hummel says he will play in Europe rather than the NBA next season.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed third-round draft pick Josh Robinson, the cornerback from Central Florida.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Rhett Ellison and now have seven of their 10 draft picks under contract.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have found one reason to celebrate despite this rough finish to the season.
The Minnesota Twins have signed their first-round draft pick, shortstop Levi Michael.
The Minnesota Wild have signed first-round draft pick Jonas Brodin to an entry-level contract.
Minnesota assistant general manager Tony Ronzone says the Timberwolves are leaning toward keeping the second overall pick in this month’s NBA draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken Arkansas offensive tackle DeMarcus Love in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken Slippery Rock center Brandon Fusco in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have taken Utah cornerback Brandon Burton in the fifth round of the NFL draft.