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
January 19
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) reacted to foul by Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) during the second half Wednesday.

Russell hopes Towns can keep frustration with refs from affecting play

D'Angelo Russell said there's "a time to be rah-rah and rowdy with the refs" while not having it bleed over into every play.
The Wolves Beat
January 18
Knicks center Mitchell Robinson defends  Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during Tuesday’s game.

Wolves proud of effort vs. Knicks; Edwards praises Thibodeau in his own way

Karl-Anthony Towns says the Wolves have found ways in the past to lose games like Tuesday's nail-biter.
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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January 12
Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards shot over Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) in the second half Tuesday.

Despite 20-point fourth quarter, Edwards blames self for Wolves loss

Guard Anthony Edwards was disappointed with his effort in the first half and said it cost the Wolves in their 128-125 loss to the Pelicans.
The Wolves Beat
January 3
Guard Patrick Beverley said the Timberwolves’ young players have stepped up well amid absences of Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.

Beverley sounds note of optimism as other Wolves vent frustration

As the oldest member of the Timberwolves, Patrick Beverley has been through many nights like the Wolves' 108-103 loss to the Lakers.
The Wolves Beat
December 16, 2021
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns looks to pass the ball as Nuggets center Nikola Jokic defends in the second half

Karl-Anthony Towns passes 10,000 points for his career

Towns received the game ball after the win over Denver as his teammates drenched him in ice water
The Wolves Beat
December 7, 2021
Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels returned from a three-game absence.

McDaniels returns from illness that had him 'dizzy all the time'

Coach Chris Finch said McDaniels could barely make it out of bed because of the flu-like illness he contracted that caused him to miss the last three games
The Wolves Beat
November 26, 2021
Charlotte’s Kelly Oubre Jr. hit seven three-pointers on Friday night against the Timberwolves.

The luck of three-point defense catches up to Wolves in loss to Hornets

The Wolves had the league's best three-point defense entering Friday. It didn't look like it.
The Wolves Beat
November 23, 2021
Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley dribbled down court against the Pelicans on Monday.

Timberwolves starting lineup leads the NBA in one interesting metric

Five man group of Edwards, Russell, Beverley, Towns and Vanderbilt has highest net rating in the league and has started the last seven games.
The Wolves Beat
November 19, 2021
San Antonio guard Dejounte Murray had the ball knocked away by Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley in the second half

Bench comes through in a big way for Timberwolves in win over Spurs

Jaden McDaniels, Malik Beasley, Taurean Prince turn in some of their best performances of the season
The Wolves Beat
November 18, 2021
Karl-Anthony Towns passes the ball while the Kings’ Chimezie Metu defends in the third quarter.

On wrong side of the whistle, Towns makes a tweak to his game

Karl-Anthony Towns said he's making some changes in part because of how the game is changing for big men.
The Wolves Beat
November 5, 2021
Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) calls for the ball from guard Patrick Beverley.

Ball movement again the problem for flustered Wolves offense

The Timberwolves on Friday shot 35% as they complained about a lack of quick decision-making on that end of the floor.
The Wolves Beat
November 4, 2021
Karl Anthony-Towns

Towns says his Twitter was hacked after #freekat mini-controversy

Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns said he was asleep when the kerfuffle was circulating Thursday morning on social media.
The Wolves Beat
November 4, 2021
Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards, left, shoots on Clippers center Isaiah Hartenstein on Monday night.

Wolves feel better about offense; Edwards comes back after injury scare

The team saw progress from its team-wide shooting slump; Anthony Edwards returned to the game after hobbling off the floor in the second half — and talked peanut butter afterward.
The Wolves Beat
November 2, 2021
Anthony Edwards said the Timberwolves just aren’t hitting open shots on offense right now.

Edwards strikes much softer tone after another bad Wolves loss

Anthony Edwards let loose last week after the Wolves lost to New Orleans. His tone wasn't nearly as harsh after Monday's loss to another poor team.
The Wolves Beat
October 28, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Jarred Vanderbilt (8) during the first half.

McDaniels, Vanderbilt do the dirty work in Wolves' win over Bucks

Both young players had tough defensive assignments and rebounded well to help the Wolves in areas they needed help.
The Wolves Beat
October 26, 2021
Anthony Edwards was defended by Herbert Jones of the Pelicans in the fourth quarter Monday.

Edwards' postgame blast: 'Offense is easy, and we're making it hard'

The second year Wolves guard talked about what he viewed as selfish play from the Wolves star players and how he is looking to assert himself as a team leader.
October 23, 2021

Wolves 96, New Orleans 89

The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
The Wolves Beat
October 21, 2021
Karl-Anthony Towns (32) pointed to Josh Okogie (20) after he made a defensive play in the fourth quarter Wednesday night.

Okogie draws praise for defensive intensity in Timberwolves win

Teammates said Josh Okogie set the tone on defense for the Wolves on defense in their opening-night win. One play stood out in his solid night.
Sports
September 18, 2021
Leandro Bolmaro, right, was introduced at Target Center last week. (Renée Jones Schneider/Star Tribune)

Timberwolves officially sign Leandro Bolmaro

Bolmaro will be on a rookie deal after he was drafted in 2020
Wolves
September 1, 2021
Elston Turner will be an assistant coach for the Timberwolves after spending previous seasons in Houston, Sacramento and elsewhere.

Timberwolves tab Turner as assistant coach

Elston Turner's addition to the bench one of several staff hirings and promotions the Wolves announced Tuesday.
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