The Minnesota Lynx hope they are starting to peak. Playing well as team has to do with knowing each other well, and Janelle McCarville has shown she knows her teammates strengths and how to highlight them. Now in her second season and second time through Minnesota, she can be the subtle difference the Lynx need to stay ahead.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been fielding trade proposals for star forward Kevin Love all week. All that talk has overshadowed the fact that they have the 13th pick in the first round of the NBA draft and three more in the second round on Thursday night. Whether the Wolves trade Love on or before draft night, they are likely to hold on to their first pick because they believe they will be able to find a solid rotation player at that spot.
The Minnesota Lynx say forward Rebekkah Brunson will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 forward finished her 10th WNBA season and her fourth with the Lynx last season by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham rejoined the team on Saturday, two days after he was arrested and later charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking his girlfriend during an argument.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have activated forward Chase Budinger for the first time this season.
The Minnesota Wild is in Montreal Tuesday evening and, simply put, they are on a roll. One big reason for that is Jason Pominville.
The Minnesota Wild have signed forward Jason Pominville to a five-year contract extension. The Wild announced the signing on Thursday in advance of the team’s season opener against the L.A. Kings. Terms were not disclosed.
The Minnesota Lynx have signed All-Star forward Seimone Augustus to a three-year contract extension. Augustus is in her eighth season with the Lynx, who took her No. 1 overall in the 2006 draft. She is averaging 16.3 points this season and shooting a career-high 51.6 percent from the field to help the Lynx lock up the top seed in the Western Conference.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized their new contract with small forward Chase Budinger. The deal was done on Friday. The 25-year-old agreed to terms last week on a three-year, $16 million contract, but the Wolves had to make some moves to manage their salary cap before they could actually sign him.
The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.
I can’t believe Lindsey Hjelm’s success with what can only be explained as a successfully split personality. Gustavus’ all-time leader in penalty minutes is known the “Penalty Queen” around campus.
The Timberwolves are teetering, and you wonder what’s fair to expect of this now injury riddled season.
Among those with high anxiety during the lockout is Wild forward Matt Cullen.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has re-fractured his right hand.
Forward Rodney Williams has had to challenge himself to get to his senior year. And he’s finally emerging as a go-to leader for the Gopher basketball team. It’s been a work in progress that feels like it’s finally where it should be.