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More open spaces, premium seating and even a new restaurant looking out over Target Field are just some of the planned improvements for the aging Target Center.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised their fourth-year contract options on point guard Ricky Rubio and small forward Derrick Williams, as expected. The move on Williams was less of a sure thing, but the Wolves are counting on continued improvement this season from the second overall pick in the 2011 draft. The decision on these third-year players was announced by the Wolves on Saturday, along with the move to waive center Chris Johnson. That brought the roster to 15 players for the regular season, giving forward Robbie Hummel and guard A.J. Price the last two spots.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guards Lorenzo Brown and Othyus Jeffers. The team made the announcement Friday. The Timberwolves’ roster now stands at 16 players.
Josh Smith made a 3-pointer as time expired and finished with 20 points to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night in both teams’ exhibition finale.
J.J. Barea scored 22 points, Kevin Love added 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 in a preseason game Wednesday night. Kevin Martin added 13 points and A.J. Price had 10 for the Timberwolves, who improved to 4-2 in the preseason with one game remaining, Thursday at Detroit.
The latest new foods offering came Wednesday at the Target Center, where Chef Wayne Skjelstad previewed the new food offerings awaiting hungry Timberwolves fans this season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are picking up the option on Derrick Williams’ contract. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night that the Wolves will exercise the option for 2013-14 on the former No. 2 overall pick’s deal.
Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
Austin Daye scored 12 points to help the Toronto Raptors win a sloppy preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-97 on Saturday night. Tyler Hansbrough was the only other Raptor in double figures with 11. The Raptors shot 50 percent to overcome 35 fouls and three technicals for delay of game, which is a point of emphasis with officials this season. Kevin Love had 28 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes for the Timberwolves. But the Wolves shot just 35 percent and lost despite forcing 26 turnovers and going to the foul line for 50 shots. They missed 15 free throws.
Kevin Love had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-89 preseason victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Nikola Pekovic had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves and J.J. Barea added 12 points.
Milos Teodosic had 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds to lift CSKA Moscow to a 108-106 overtime exhibition victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Nenad Krstic had 13 points and seven rebounds and Sasha Kaun had 12 points and nine boards to get CSKA off to a winning start in their two-game American tour. CSKA beat the Los Angeles Clippers in 2006 and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010. The Russian team led by 18 points in the first half, but Derrick Williams scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to get the Wolves back in it. Williams had nine rebounds.
Minnesota Timberwolves stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio are the latest local sports figures to pick up the tab on Lynx playoff tickets. Love and Rubio teamed to purchase 500 tickets for Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, given away for free to fans on a first-come, first-served basis over the phone on Monday morning.
Derrick Williams has reported to Minnesota Timberwolves training camp with more than just playing time to earn. The Timberwolves have to make a decision by Oct. 31 whether to exercise the option for 2014-15 on Williams’ contract. The 2011 No. 2 overall draft pick has been inconsistent in his first two seasons in the league and has had trouble finding the right role in Rick Adelman’s rotation.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that forward Chase Budinger had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is out indefinitely. It’s the same knee that Budinger tore the meniscus cartilage in last November, causing him to miss most of last season.