Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders

Saunders shakes up Wolves starting lineup against Nuggets

Ryan Saunders inserted Juancho Hernangomez and Ed Davis to start Sunday's game.
Wolves

Timberwolves and GM Scott Layden mutually agree to part ways

December 10, 2020
Timberwolves GM Scott Layden, left, and coach Tom Thibodeau discussed the draft during a press conference at the Courts at Mayo Clinic Square, Tuesday
Layden, who stayed on after Tom Thibodeau was fired nearly two years ago, had one year left on his contract.

Timberwolves, McLaughlin in talks on new contract

November 23, 2020
Jordan McLaughlin averaged 7.6 points and 4.2 assists per game in 30 games with the Wolves last season, with his best game coming against the Clippers
Point guard played in 30 games last season and split time between the Wolves and Iowa.
The Wolves Beat
April 17
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns addresses killing of Daunte Wright; calls the act 'embarrassing'

Karl-Anthony Towns said he is saddened after another death occurred at hands of police in place he calls home.
The Wolves Beat
April 14
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, in 2019.

Taylor: 'We have it in the contract' to keep Wolves in Minnesota

Wolves owner Glen Taylor also says NBA wouldn't support a potential move of the franchise out of Minnesota.
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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The Wolves Beat
April 13
Karl-Anthony Towns of the Wolves drove past Brooklyn’s Blake Griffin during a game in New York on March 29.

Timberwolves will play Nets today after Monday postponement

The makeup game is set for 3 p.m. at Target Center, with no fans in attendance.
The Wolves Beat
April 12
Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell celebrated a basket against the Bulls during Sunday night’s victory.

Towns, Russell shine late in Wolves' victory over Bulls

Timberwolves fans have wondered what it might look like when D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns get to play together.They're starting to get some answers and the returns have been positive.
The Wolves Beat
April 8
Indiana’s JaKarr Sampson goes up for a dunk against the Timberwolves’ Naz Reid during the first half

Consistency, defense still plaguing Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards said maintaining the type of effort they showed in the second half Wednesday has been harder than it should be
The Wolves Beat
April 5
Wolves guard Malik Beasley will be out 4-6 weeks because of a hamstring injury.

Wolves guard Beasley sidelined 4-6 weeks because of hamstring injury

Malik Beasley will be lost to the Timberwolves for 4-6 weeks after an MRI on Monday revealed the guard had a grade 3 left hamstring injury.
The Wolves Beat
April 4
Philadelphia 76ers’ Danny Green, right, blocks a shot attempt by the Timberwolves’ Jordan McLaughlin, left, during the second half

Finch lets starters play heavy minutes in Wolves loss to 76ers

Three Timberwolves players logged over 40 minutes on second night of a back to back set of games. "Trying to win the game. Whatever it would take," coach Chris Finch said.
The Wolves Beat
April 1
Anthony Edwards

Edwards is NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month

He had the third-best scoring month among teenagers in league history.
The Wolves Beat
March 31
Jaden McDaniels, left, celebrates with Malik Beasley in the Wolves’ win over the Knicks on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

McDaniels 'special' in Timberwolves win over Knicks

Coach Chris Finch said he couldn't recall another rookie having an impact defensively like McDaniels has had.
The Wolves Beat
March 29
In New York on Monday night, Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns got to play in front of his family for one of the first times since the death of his mot

Family's presence means a lot to Towns vs. Nets

The center's father and other family members got to see Towns play after a difficult year.
The Wolves Beat
March 27
Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards shoots on Houston Rockets forward Sterling Brown during the Wolves’ win Friday. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Edwards benched again by Finch in final minutes of Wolves comeback

Coach Chris Finch chose to play out the final minutes of Rockets win with those who had led a comeback from 16 points down.
The Wolves Beat
March 25
Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels guarded Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis here, but he saved some of his best defense Wednesday night for tryi

McDaniels gets unexpected assignment: stopping Mavs' star

Rookie Jaden McDaniels did a commendable job limiting one of the NBA's best offensive players after a last-minute change of plans.
The Wolves Beat
March 23
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns bends over in pain after being fouled in the first quarter of Monday’s game.

Towns scores 33 despite hard fall that aggravated sore wrist

It's a sight that has become all too familiar but is still equally jarring for Timberwolves fans — Karl-Anthony Towns hitting the floor hard and coming up holding his wrist.
The Wolves Beat
March 19
Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, right, defends Phoenix guard Devin Booker during the second half of the Wolves’ 123-119 win Thursday. (AP Photo/Rick

They scored most of the points, but Towns, Edwards needed late-game help

Juancho Hernangomez, Josh Okogie played key roles as bench struggle most of the night in the Wolves' victory at Phoenix.
The Wolves Beat
March 17
Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (shown against the Wizards in February) is shooting only 26% from three-point range over his past six games. He’s b

Towns scoring, but says he needs to shoot his way out of a slump

Even though he scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns is trying to regain his touch following the Wolves' 137-121 loss to the Lakers.
The Wolves Beat
March 14
Wolves reserve Jaylen Nowell sank a three-pointer Saturday night against the Trail Blazers.

Jaylen Nowell gets a chance to run with the ones late in Timberwolves loss

The second-year guard said he didn't want to do anything "dumb" in the closing minutes.
The Wolves Beat
March 11
Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards (left) on veteran guard Ricky Rubio: “He’s helping me grow and learn. He’s the best leader I’ve been aroun

Wolves' Edwards says Rubio is the 'best leader' he's ever been around

The rookie said the veteran has been especially helpful in guiding Edwards through his first year.
The Wolves Beat
February 28
Devin Booker (1) drives the ball past Ricky Rubio (9) in the first half.

Despondent Rubio questions Wolves rebuilding strategy after loss

After Sunday's loss, veteran Ricky Rubio wondered if trusting the process will work. "I kind of don't believe in that kind of system," he said.
The Wolves Beat
February 24
Chicago Bulls forward Luke Kornet, left, and Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns battle for a loose ball during the first half

Not worth the energy, Towns says he's cutting down on arguing with refs

Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out Wednesday night in Chicago, but he hasn't been as demonstrative with officials this season. There's a reason for that.
The Wolves Beat
February 23
Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch talks to Malik Beasley during the first half of Milwaukee’s win over the Wolves on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash

Rubio says coaching change timing 'a little weird'; Beasley praises Finch

The firing of Ryan Saunders and subsequent hiring of Chris Finch from Toronto's coaching staff at midseason doesn't have a lot of precedent in the NBA.
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