The Minnesota sports fan is a rare breed: One that hopes for the best but expects the worst, yet still somehow still manages to be devastated at the end of the day. But when a Minnesota athlete has a chance to come home and play for a team, we salivate like sharks that smell blood. Especially if it’s a professional athlete.
When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.
Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns tells The Associated Press he has “no promise at all” from the Minnesota Timberwolves, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday.
Taylor Corp. founder Glen Taylor is turning over his role as CEO to his niece, Deb Taylor.
His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection.
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.”
Minnesota sports have been in a bad state, and a new analysis pours salt on the wound.
Here are the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, April 14.
The playoffs can’t get here soon enough for Golden State coach Steve Kerr.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 13 rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-91 on Wednesday night.
Omri Casspi’s playing time has increased since George Karl took over as Sacramento’s coach during the All-Star break. Casspi’s production is picking up, too.
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.
Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says forwards Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel are returning to the lineup for Sunday afternoon’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, but that Kevin Garnett is sick and will miss his 12th straight game.
Minnesota forward Kevin Garnett is sitting out the Timberwolves’ game against the Phoenix Suns to rest a sore knee.
It appears the Minnesota Timberwolves have a new fan. Sixteen-year-old Connor sent a letter to all 30 NBA teams asking which team he should be a fan of.
Chris Paul could barely get up and down the court without limping on his injured knee, let alone get to the rim. He could only play a supporting role in the Clippers’ latest win as a playmaker — and it turns out CP3 is pretty good at that.
It took less than three minutes for fans to gobble up 1,000 Timberwolves tickets, offered for free online by Kevin Garnett.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that the 1,000 tickets purchased by Kevin Garnett for Monday night’s game have all been claimed – in less than three minutes.
Kevin Garnett has purchased 1,000 tickets to Minnesota’s next game in appreciation of Timberwolves fans for their welcome of his return to the team.
Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says he plans to rest Kevin Garnett for the Timberwolves’ game against the Chicago Bulls.
Forward Taj Gibson has left the Chicago Bulls’ game against Minnesota with a left ankle injury.
All-Star forward Pau Gasol is out for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of an illness, leaving the Chicago Bulls without two of their top players.
Kevin Garnett will play his first game back as a Minnesota Timberwolf Wednesday night at the Target Center. Garnett spoke at his first Timberwolves press conference since 2007 Tuesday. He said he’s ready to contribute.
Kevin Garnett never wanted to leave Minnesota when the Timberwolves traded him to Boston nearly eight years ago, never wanted to jump from a sinking Celtics ship before Paul Pierce convinced him to follow him to Brooklyn two years ago.