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Joy And Optimism In Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns

Thousands of long-suffering Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night to see their downtrodden team enjoy a rare moment in the NBA’s driver’s seat. They came to see their team select Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick, and they did not go home disappointed.

06/25/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Excited For NBA Draft Night

It’s a big day for Minnesota basketball fans. The NBA Draft is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night, and the Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick.

06/25/2015

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Wolves Coach Flip Saunders: ‘We’re Taking The Best Player’

Karl-Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor? The decision has been debated for months, with Towns widely expected to be the choice. Flip Saunders knows who he will take with the Timberwolves’ number-one overall pick Thursday night — but he isn’t saying.

06/24/2015

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Saunders, Timberwolves Ready To Shine On NBA Draft Night

The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent the last 11 years hidden in the NBA shadows. Now the organization is preparing for a rare moment in the sun. The Timberwolves have the first pick in the draft on Thursday night for the first time in the franchise’s hard-luck history.

06/24/2015

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Timberwolves Hosting Free Draft Party At Target Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ready to have a big night in the NBA Draft on Thursday, and they want fans to be a part of it as much as possible. The Timberwolves, for the first time in franchise history, will have the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft. Fans are invited to Target Center for a free Draft Party.

06/23/2015

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Report: Timberwolves Make Anthony Bennett Available For Trade

Before exercising their No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making Anthony Bennett — a former No. 1 pick himself — available for trade, according to a report from ESPN.

06/22/2015

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Potential Top Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Works Out For Wolves

Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, less than a week before the Wolves pick first in the NBA draft. Towns arrived in the Twin Cities on Friday night. He took a tour of the Wolves’ new $25 million practice facility and dined with owner Glen Taylor, President Flip Saunders and several other team officials.

06/20/2015

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NBA Draft: 5 Slam Dunks With The No. 1 Overall Pick

We’re less than two weeks away from the NBA Draft. It’s a night where the dreams of playing in the NBA for many college kids and some overseas players come true. Here are five players who have been taken with the No. 1 overall pick who have been absolute slam dunks.

06/18/2015

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Timberwolves Open Shiny New Downtown Practice Facility

The Minnesota Timberwolves held a grand opening for their shiny new downtown practice facility on Wednesday, hoping that it can help end a decade of futility in the NBA. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and WNBA President Laurel Richie attended the ceremony.

06/17/2015

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Timberwolves Announce NBA Summer League Schedule

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday their three-game preliminary for this year’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Timberwolves will open the summer league against the L.A. Lakers on July 10.

06/16/2015

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5 Top NBA Draft Picks That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype

The Timberwolves earned the offseason’s top draft pick, and has the potential to pick up the NCAA’s top talents. So as we wonder about our potential first pick this year, let’s take a look at some former top picks who didn’t exactly pan out.

06/16/2015

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Draft Prospect Rashad Vaughn Returns To Minn. For 2 Workouts

Rashad Vaughn has been crisscrossing the country over the last month, joining dozens of NBA draft prospects at workout after workout while hoping to solidify his status as a first-round selection.

06/12/2015

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Timberwolves, Lynx To Host Grand Opening For Training Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx will host a grand opening for their new training center and corporate headquarters in Mayo Clinic Square on Wednesday, June 17.

06/09/2015

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Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng To Play In South Africa Exhibition

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng will be part of a team playing an NBA exhibition in South Africa on Aug. 1, the league announced Tuesday.

06/09/2015

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Wolves To Play In 2015 NBA Canada Series

The Minnesota Timberwolves will play two preseason games in Canada as part of the fourth annual NBA Canada Series.

06/01/2015

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Timberwolves To Face Bulls, Raptors In NBA Canada Series

The NBA announced Monday that the Minnesota Timberwolves will participate in the fourth-annual NBA Canada Series. The team will head north to play two preseason games in Canada.

06/01/2015

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Life Is Good For Lynx Assistant Coach Jim Peterson

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.

05/23/2015

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5 Players The Timberwolves Could Take With The No. 1 Pick

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.

05/20/2015

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Timberwolves Win NBA Draft Lottery, Get No. 1 Overall Pick

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.

05/19/2015

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Odds Favor #1 NBA Draft Pick For Minnesota Timberwolves

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?

05/19/2015

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Wolves’ Wiggins Named To NBA All-Rookie First Team

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.

05/18/2015

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It’s Official! Andrew Wiggins Is Rookie Of The Year

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.

04/30/2015

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4 Things To Know: Baltimore Protests Go National, NFL Draft & More

From nationwide protests spawning from Baltimore to the NFL Draft’s arrival, here are the four stories you need to know for Thursday, April 30.

04/30/2015

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Report: Wiggins To Be Named Rookie Of The Year Thursday

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.

04/29/2015

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Flip Saunders: ‘I’m The Coach Until I Say I’m Not’

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.”

04/20/2015

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