Jalen Suggs was a standout as Gonzaga made it to the NCAA title game last season.

Confident Suggs should be a top-five pick in NBA draft

Former Minnehaha Academy and Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs will be the highest choice from the state since Hibbing's Kevin McHale, a former Gopher, went third in 1980.
Wolves
July 27
Texas’ Jericho Sims (20) blocked the path of Abilene Christian’s Mahki Morris during an NCAA tournament game March 20 in Indianapolis.

Five Minnesotans have made themselves eligible for the NBA draft

Jalen Suggs, Jericho Sims, Matthew Hurt, McKinley Wright and Steffon Mitchell hope to hear their names called Thursday.
The Wolves Beat
July 24
A shoulder injury will keep Juancho Hernangomez out of the Olympics. (AP Photo)

Shoulder injury to keep Wolves' Hernangomez from playing in Tokyo

Wolves say shoulder injury Juancho Hernangomez suffered recently still needs time to heal, even though Spain would like him to play.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after sinking a fourth quarter basket Thursday night. He finished the game with 46 points.
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Randball
July 22
Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons plays during Game 7 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Three reasons to love (and not love) Ben Simmons if you're the Wolves

He's among the most polarizing players in the NBA right now. Should the Wolves get heavily involved in trade talks for Ben Simmons?
Sports
July 22
Sixers guard Ben Simmons. ORG XMIT: 21110611W

A great debate: Should the Timberwolves pursue Ben Simmons?

Basketball writer Chris Hine and Daily Delivery host Michael Rand are in different places about whether Simmons would be a good fit for the Wolves. Also on the podcast, Shohei Ohtani and NHL expansion talk.
Wolves
July 21
Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez

Lore, A-Rod 'honored' to officially join Wolves, Lynx ownership group

After staying mostly quiet throughout sale process, Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez released statements after NBA approved first 20% sale.

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  • Western Conference
    Northwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Utah 52 20 .722 0 31-5 21-15 7-3
    Denver 47 25 .653 5 25-11 22-14 6-4
    Portland 42 30 .583 10 20-16 22-14 8-2
    Minnesota 23 49 .319 29 13-23 10-26 5-5
    Oklahoma City 22 50 .306 30 10-26 12-24 1-9
  • Pacific w l pct gb home away last 10
    Phoenix 51 21 .708 0 27-9 24-12 7-3
    LA Clippers 47 25 .653 4 26-10 21-15 4-6
    LA Lakers 42 30 .583 9 21-15 21-15 6-4
    Golden State 39 33 .542 12 25-11 14-22 8-2
    Sacramento 31 41 .431 20 16-20 15-21 6-4
  • Southwest w l pct gb home away last 10
    Dallas 42 30 .583 0 21-15 21-15 7-3
    Memphis 38 34 .528 4 18-18 20-16 6-4
    San Antonio 33 39 .458 9 14-22 19-17 2-8
    New Orleans 31 41 .431 11 18-18 13-23 4-6
    Houston 17 55 .236 25 9-27 8-28 2-8
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    Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 46 26 .639 0 26-10 20-16 8-2
    Indiana 34 38 .472 12 13-23 21-15 5-5
    Chicago 31 41 .431 15 15-21 16-20 5-5
    Cleveland 22 50 .306 24 13-23 9-27 1-9
    Detroit 20 52 .278 26 13-23 7-29 1-9
  • Atlantic w l pct gb home away last 10
    Philadelphia 49 23 .681 0 29-7 20-16 8-2
    Brooklyn 48 24 .667 1 28-8 20-16 6-4
    New York 41 31 .569 8 25-11 16-20 7-3
    Boston 36 36 .500 13 21-15 15-21 4-6
    Toronto 27 45 .375 22 16-20 11-25 1-9
  • Southeast w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 41 31 .569 0 25-11 16-20 7-3
    Miami 40 32 .556 1 21-15 19-17 8-2
    Washington 34 38 .472 7 19-17 15-21 6-4
    Charlotte 33 39 .458 8 18-18 15-21 3-7
    Orlando 21 51 .292 20 11-25 10-26 2-8
  • Points
    A. Edwards MIN 1392
    K. Towns MIN 1239
    D. Russell MIN 796
    N. Reid MIN 784
    M. Beasley MIN 724
  • Assists
    R. Rubio MIN 433
    D. Russell MIN 244
    K. Towns MIN 225
    A. Edwards MIN 211
    J. McLaughlin MIN 193
  • Field Goal Percentage
    J. Vanderbilt MIN .606
    N. Reid MIN .523
    J. Layman MIN .495
    K. Towns MIN .486
    J. McDaniels MIN .447
  • Blocked Shots
    N. Reid MIN 76
    J. McDaniels MIN 60
    K. Towns MIN 57
    J. Vanderbilt MIN 46
    A. Edwards MIN 36
  • Steals
    R. Rubio MIN 98
    A. Edwards MIN 82
    J. Vanderbilt MIN 64
    J. Okogie MIN 54
    J. McLaughlin MIN 51
  • Points
    S. Curry GS 2015
    D. Lillard POR 1928
    N. Jokic DEN 1898
    B. Beal WAS 1878
    L. Doncic DAL 1830
  • Rebounds
    R. Gobert UTA 960
    C. Capela ATL 903
    N. Vucevic CHI 817
    E. Kanter POR 795
    N. Jokic DEN 780
  • Assists
    R. Westbrook WAS 763
    C. Paul PHO 622
    N. Jokic DEN 599
    T. Young ATL 594
    L. Doncic DAL 567
  • Field Goal Percentage
    R. Gobert UTA .675
    R. Holmes SAC .637
    R. Lopez WAS .633
    D. Ayton PHO .626
    M. Harrell LAL .622
  • Blocked Shots
    R. Gobert UTA 190
    M. Turner IND 159
    N. Noel NY 141
    C. Capela ATL 129
    J. Poeltl SA 123
  • Steals
    T. McConnell IND 128
    J. Butler MIA 108
    M. Thybulle PHI 105
    D. Green GS 105
    (3) Players 101
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Wolves
July 20
Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez

NBA approves initial sale of Wolves and Lynx to Lore, A-Rod

The sale is expected to close in coming days as Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez embark on their two-year path to becoming controlling owners of the NBA and WNBA teams.
Randball
July 19
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, top, dunks over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul during the second half of Game 5 of basketball's NBA Fina

The Bucks: A Wisconsin team even a Minnesotan can love. But why?

Minnesota fans have a well-known hatred for almost all things Wisconsin sports. So why do the Milwaukee Bucks appear to be an exception to the traditional border-battering?
Wolves
July 16
Nigeria’s Josh Okogie drives the the basket against Damian Lillard during an exhibition game July 10

Wolves' Josh Okogie thrilled to be playing for Nigeria in Olympics

Josh Okogie's relatives in Nigeria are proud of him, especially after Nigeria upset the U.S. team in an exhibition game.
Movies
July 15
Warner Bros.  LeBron James in “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

LeBron James shoots, scores in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'

LeBron teams up with Bugs Bunny in a different kind of all-star game.
Wolves
July 14
Marc Lore

A-Rod, Lore meet with NBA Finance Committee on Wolves sale

Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore met with the NBA's Finance Committee this week as part of the next step to attain league approval of their first 20% purchase of the Timberwolves. The committee is expected to recommend approval.
Wolves
July 12
Anthony Edwards

Wolves bringing Edwards back to Minnesota for injury evaluation

Coach Chris Finch said Anthony Edwards would be here later this week to be "properly assessed" after getting hurt during a practice in Las Vegas.
Twins
July 10
Michael Pineda isn’t the main problem for the Twins this season by any means, but he did run into problems Wednesday against the White Sox.

Neal: Sorry, Minnesota sports fans, you don't deserve this

Please, Lynx, save us all again. This drought in the four largest leagues, now 30 years old, is painful.
Sports
July 10
David Vanterpool

Ex-Wolves assistant Vanterpool joins Nets staff

The Brooklyn Nets named Timberwolves associate head coach David Vanterpool as an assistant coach on coach Steve Nash's staff.
The Wolves Beat
July 9

VP of performance and technology stepping down from role with Wolves

Dr. Robby Sikka helped oversee things like players' nutrition, recovery from injuries and team's COVID-19 response
The Wolves Beat
July 7
Anthony Edwards, left, dunks the ball on Dallas’ Tyler Bey during a May 16 game at Target Center. (CARLOS GONZALEZ/STAR TRIBUNE)

Wolves' Edwards suffers apparent injury at USA Basketball practice

Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards on Wednesday was seen in a video limping; a source says it is a "sprain"
Wolves
July 7
Gersson Rosas, left, chatted with Wolves guard D’Angelo Russell before a game last season.

Wolves will have pre-draft workouts despite not having any draft picks

'Doesn't mean we're not going to have a pick on draft night,' team president Gersson Rosas said.
Randball
July 6
Suns coach Monty Williams hugged Devin Booker, left, as Chris Paul stood by as time runs out in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Lo

Should the Suns vs. Bucks NBA Finals matchup give Wolves hope?

Nobody would have predicted this matchup even a year ago. But teams can change their narratives faster than we think.
Wolves
July 3
The Nets’ playoff fortunes may have turned painfully when guard Kyrie Irving turned an ankle in Game 4 of their semifinal series against Milwaukee.

Neal's 3-2 Pitch: No asterisk necessary on these NBA Finals

There have been many injuries this postseason, but good teams overcome them.
Wolves
July 3
In 2020, Daniel Oturu became the first Gophers men’s basketball player drafted in 16 years.

2020 NBA draft revisited: Where the Minnesotans were picked

The state produced one first-rounder and three second-rounders last year.
Wolves
July 3
Jalen Suggs (right) is projected to be a top-five pick in the July 29 NBA Draft.

With Jalen Suggs and Co., NBA prospects from Minnesota 'starting to rain down now'

A record four Minnesotans were picked in the 2020 NBA draft, and Suggs leads a list of prospects heading into this summer's draft.