Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.
For the first time since 2004, the team with the best chance to get the No. 1 overall pick got it. It’s the first time in franchise history the Timberwolves have the top pick, and it comes at a time when the talent for the incoming draft class is one of the best in recent memory. There are really two players the Timberwolves have to choose from, but here’s up to five that they could take at No. 1 on June 25.
After winning just 16 games last season, the Minnesota Timberwolves learned their fate for the 2015 NBA Draft Tuesday night in New York. The Timberwolves had the best statistical chance at the No. 1 overall pick at 25 percent, and they were awarded the No. 1 overall pick.
The NBA conspiracy theorists will have a field day Tuesday night if either the New York Knicks or, worse, the Los Angeles Lakers get the #1 pick, saying the lottery is rigged. How many times have we heard that?
Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins has pulled down another honor with a spot on the NBA’s All-Rookie first team. The selection isn’t a surprise for Wiggins, who was named NBA Rookie of the Year earlier.
The Minnesota Timberwolves confirmed that Andrew Wiggins has been named the NBA Rookie of the Year. Not that there was much suspense or contention over the choice. Wiggins won 110 first-choice votes.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced that they will hold a 2:30 p.m. news conference Thursday to make a “major announcement.” WCCO Sports Director Mark Rosen has confirmed that Andrew Wiggins is expected to be named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year.
Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team’s coach “until I feel we need to move in a different direction.”
February was winding down and the Minnesota Timberwolves were slogging through another terrible season, their worn out fan base’s eyes glazing over as player after player was lost to injury. Then, a 7-foot long adrenaline shot right to the heart.
Russell Westbrook went out with a bang.
Westbrook scored 37 points in Oklahoma City’s 138-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that was rendered moot by New Orleans’ playoff-clinching in over San Antonio.
Anthony Davis had 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks to move the New Orleans Pelicans one step closer to a playoff berth with a 100-88 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders thinks Kevin Garnett will return for a 21st NBA season next year. Garnett is not expected to play in the Wolves’ finale against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left ankle Monday in Southern California.
While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19.
From arrogant pretty boys and pregnant lady kickers, to faux mooners and Kardashian accessories, Minnesota has had its share of athletic rapscallions.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Wednesday that center Nikola Pekovic had successful surgery to repair his right Achilles. The surgery was done by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was called a debridement and repair of his right Achilles.
Right now it’s hard to envision a scenario if Tyus Jones turns professional that he would end up with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But wherever and whenever he makes the leap, there is a learning curve. As a couple lottery pick point guards can attest to.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they’ve signed forward Arinze Onuaku for the rest of the regular season. The Timberwolves were granted a hardship exception by the NBA to fill a 16th roster spot due to having at least four players out with injuries.
Injured Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he will wait for the NBA season to end before turning his thoughts to playing with the Spanish national team this summer.
A Seattle teen got the treatment most fans would dream of tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves game. Sixteen-year-old Connor Urcuyo lost his hometown team when the Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma.
Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Orlando Magic to a 97-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Construction is almost done on the new practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx. If you drive by, you’ll see scaffolding is still up across the street from Target Center at the building formally known as Block E.
Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss the rest of the regular season to have surgery on an injured right Achilles, the team announced Thursday.
Lou Williams scored 18 points to lead a balanced Toronto offense as the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Wednesday.