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Timberwolves 68 (I think), Other Timberwolves 54 (ish): A Scrimmage Recap


Recapping the Wolves’ free intrasquad scrimmage at the Target Center.

Selected quotes from Timberwolves Media Day, part one


The Minnesota Timberwolves held media day at the Target Center on Monday morning. In part one of a two-part series, Bill quotes Milt Newton, Sam Mitchell, and several players about what they expect from themselves and one another this coming season.

Zach LaVine, and the quest to become more than “just a dunker”


He’s skilled and world-class athletic, but can Zach LaVine put the whole package together?

Zach LaVine just trying to read as slam dunk incites pandemonium among Kevin Durant, friends


The reigning Slam Dunk champ is unimpressed.

A conversation with Sam Mitchell about coaching and leadership


The Wolves assistant coach who helped bring along a young Kevin Garnett took the time to talk about leadership as a coach and as a player.

Summer League Stuff: Wolves upend Lakers 81-68


Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones got their first dose of NBA action, but it was Zach LaVine and others who had big nights for the Wolves.

Timberwolves Announce 2015 Summer League Roster


Rookies-to-be Karl-Anthony Towns and Tyus Jones will be joined by some familiar faces to past Wolves Summer League squads.

Roster Review: Zach LaVine


Consider for a moment how different Zach LaVine’s rookie year could have looked. Selected 13th in last year’s draft, LaVine was the Wolves’ big draft night get, a lanky yet unbelievably athletic guard who didn’t start for UCLA in his lone season there. But Flip Saunders said, “Sometimes you have to try and hit a […]

Timberwolves 101, Warriors 110: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to watch a late-season Wolves game, and the wisdom to stick around for Zach LaVine in the fourth quarter

As the camera panned over a dusk shot of Oracle Arena framed by shiny graphics promising a scintillating late-season matchup between the Western Conference’s best team and one of its worst, my wife helpfully pointed out that the records of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors were nearly a palindrome: 15-64, 65-14. Wolves […]

Timberwolves 99, Lakers 101: It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken

Twenty minutes after a 2-point overtime loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, Zach LaVine sat in front of his locker, putting on a floridly color-blocked sock inside out. It was LaVine’s foul on Jordan Clarkson that sent Clarkson to the line with 0.3 seconds left in the extra period to seal the win and […]