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Rashad Vaughn Recalls Early Days In Minneapolis, Where Love Of Basketball Blossomed

Just a four-hour drive from his hometown in Minneapolis, Rashad Vaughn is making a name for himself at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Robbinsdale Cooper High graduate was drafted in the first round after just one year in college.

07/25/2015

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Mike Max Goes 1-On-1 With Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns arrived in Minneapolis last Friday and is already excited, talking about his NBA future with the Timberwolves. Mike Max spent time with him to talk basketball, life and what’s next.

06/29/2015

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Tyus Jones Realizes His NBA Dream With Timberwolves

Tyus Jones is realizing his NBA dream in his home state with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who traded two second-round picks and a future draft choice for the rights to Jones.

06/29/2015

PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 11: Wesley Matthews #2 of the Portland Trail Blazers stands on the court during a game against the Charlotte Hornets on November 11, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Top Undrafted Players In NBA History

As these guys proved, the NBA dream isn’t over for the undrafted.

06/26/2015

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Winners And Losers From 2015 NBA Draft

Which teams had us scratching our heads at their selections?

06/25/2015

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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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Kelly: Should The NBA Draft Expand?

The NBA has grown while the draft has shrunk; is it time for the draft to expand?

06/25/2015

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4 Things To Know From June 25, 2015

From Whole Foods accused of overcharging to the NBA Draft, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, June 25.

06/25/2015

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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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NBA Draft Prospect Bobby Portis: “I Haven’t Been Getting Much Sleep”

Arkansas PF Bobby Portis has been labeled as a possible draft sleeper, we got his thoughts on the draft process and where he sees his game fitting in the NBA.

06/24/2015

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5 Biggest Sleepers In The 2015 NBA Draft

Here’s a quick look at the top five sleepers for this year’s NBA Draft.

06/23/2015

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Alan Williams: ‘My Life As An NBA Draft Prospect’

UCSB isn’t your typical college basketball powerhouse, but Alan Williams isn’t your typical draft prospect either. Here’s his story, as told by him.

06/23/2015

TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 3: Joel Embid #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot on August 3, 2014 at the Madison Square Garden Training Facility in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Joel Embiid The Latest Example Of Risk Vs. Reward In NBA Draft

Seven-footers are still highly coveted by NBA teams, but these players have historically been more prone to injury

06/22/2015

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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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DeLaSallians Sound Off On Upcoming NBA Draft

Coach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp.

06/19/2015

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Indiana Pacers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 30, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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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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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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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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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Prep Blog: Tyus Jones Ready For Leap To NBA

This time last year, Jones was preparing to graduate and had already signed a letter of intent to attend Duke and play basketball. I’m sure many people thought Jones would have success immediately at Duke, but nobody could have predicted what he would accomplish in his freshman season with the Blue Devils.

04/24/2015

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Duke Guard, Apple Valley Native Tyus Jones To Enter NBA Draft

Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft. Jones said in a statement issued by the school that he was “faced with the tough decision of returning to a place I love or pursuing the next dream.”

04/15/2015

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Learning Curve Awaits Tyus Jones If, When He Goes Pro

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.

04/07/2015

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