Here’s what’s going on in Minnesota this weekend.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced their 2015 preseason schedule on Tuesday and it includes two games at Target Center. The Timberwolves will play seven games from Oct. 7-23 before the season starts for real on Oct. 28 in Los Angeles against the Lakers.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are set to get their annual caravan started across the state as they embark on a new era in the organization. The Timberwolves Caravan, headlined by Minnesota native Tyus Jones, takes off on Tuesday, Aug. 4 as it heads to Alexandria for an event from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Two ceremonial first pitches at Target Field in one season. Tyus Jones has become quite the Minnesota celebrity. The Timberwolves rookie point guard will take the honor on the mound again Thursday night before the Twins host the Seattle Mariners.
The line to watch a Minnesota Timberwolves summer scrimmage stretched for blocks from Target Center through the Skyway in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday. “We’ve got a good, young core of players so I’m excited to see what we’ve got,” fan Matt Ostby said.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are expecting a large turnout at Target Center Wednesday night as the team is hosting a Summer Showcase ahead of the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The team is hosting an open scrimmage to the general public, and admission is free.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that they’ve signed their two first-round draft picks, Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones. The Timberwolves took Towns, a center out of Kentucky, with the No. 1 overall pick in the June 25 NBA Draft.
The Minnesota Timberwolves start mini camp this week ahead of a trip to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, but the team announced its summer league roster on Monday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Thursday they’ll host a four-day mini camp and an open scrimmage before they head to Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League.
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.
If you want to get an early look at the Minnesota Timberwolves before they head to the NBA Summer League, you can do next week without using your wallet. The Timberwolves announced that they will host an open scrimmage at Target Center at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 8.
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.
When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have scheduled an open house for fans considering season tickets, trying to build off the buzz created by their high-profile draft picks. The Wolves selected Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick on Thursday night and then traded up into the lower part of the first round to get Duke point guard and Minnesota native Tyus Jones with their next selection.
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.
WCCO’s Mike Max had a chance to sit down with Tyus Jones for a 1-on-1 interview about his performance in the NCAA Finals, and what’s next in his career.
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.
He won a high school state championship, an NCAA title and on Wednesday, his hometown rolled out the red carpet for him. Apple Valley welcomed home one of the best basketball players in the history of its city, declaring Wednesday “Tyus Jones Day.”
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.”
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.
Coach Rene Pulley, of the very elite Nike high school league, EYBL traveled around the country with Tyus Jones and was beaming with pride Tuesday.
A thrilling Tournament was capped last night by a fantastic final, as Duke beat Wisconsin 68-63. It was the fifth championship for Duke and Mike Krzyzewski.
Minnesota-native Tyus Jones was named Most Outstanding Player in Duke’s NCAA Championship win Monday night. There were 16 lead changes in the title game, but in the end, Duke came back to beat the Wisconsin Badgers 68-63.
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WCCO has been your home for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The championship game Monday night may not include a Minnesota team, but it will have some strong Minnesota ties.