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Flip's top reason to be more optimistic than last year: Andrew Wiggins Posted by Derek Wetmore | 7 hours ago Andrew Wiggins is the type of offensive creator around which Flip Saunders said good teams are built. Monday he compared the likely Rookie of the Year to players like James Harden and Derrick Rose. [Full Story]
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Flip Saunders says he'll be Wolves coach until he says he's not Posted by The Associated Press | 11 hours ago Also, Saunders indicated that Kevin Garnett is likely to return for another season in the NBA. If he does, Saunders said he'd like Garnett back in Minnesota. [Full Story]
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Corey Brewer addresses his trade from Minnesota in recent Q & A Posted by Derek Wetmore | 17 hours ago Brewer spoke with Pro Basketball Talk recently and he talked about the trade that sent him from the rebuilding Minnesota Timberwolves to playoff contender Houston Rockets. 'It's all about playing in the playoffs," he said, according to PBT. [Full Story]
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Feelings Aren't Numbers: Wolves outlook from The Optimist & The Cynic Posted by Steve McPherson | 4 days ago On one hand the Wolves were so terrible this year because they were often without their best players. On the other hand, it's hard for fans to be patient because of how bad the Wolves have been in the past decade. So who's right? Optimists or cynics? [Full Story]
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Blowout loss to Thunder helps Wolves clinch top lottery slot Posted by The Associated Press | 5 days ago Andrew Wiggins had 23 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves (16-66), who finished with the worst record in the league. They will have a 25 percent chance at the No. 1 draft pick when the NBA draft lottery is held on May 19. [Full Story]
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Leading NBA in rookie minutes, Wiggins says he'll play for Canada Posted by Andrew Krammer | 6 days ago The Timberwolves' star rookie said he plans on playing for the Canadian men's national team after leading the NBA's rookies (and the Timberwolves) with 36.2 minutes per game. [Full Story]
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James: Why it doesn't really matter which draft pick Wolves receive Posted by Derek James | 6 days ago Should the Wolves draft for need or take the best player available? Will they finally get lucky and land the top pick? Derek James explores why this year's draft could be a boon to the Wolves no matter what happens in the lottery. [Full Story]
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Of 12 markets with four major pro sports, Twin Cities teams lose most Posted by Andrew Krammer | 7 days ago The people of Minnesota are graced with the opportunity to watch any popular sport they want, but that doesn't mean the product is good. A Washington Post project found the Twin Cities loses more than any of the 12 markets with the four pro teams. [Full Story]
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Timberwolves by themselves in NBA's basement after loss, Knicks' win Posted by The Associated Press | 7 days ago The Timberwolves are currently slated to have the best lottery odds after they lost Monday to the Pelicans and the Knicks meanwhile beat the Atlanta Hawks. [Full Story]
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James: Garnett returning in 2015-16 might not be crazy -- if healthy Posted by Derek James | 7 days ago Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is leaning towards returning for a 21st season in 2015-16, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Is that crazy? Well, maybe not. [Full Story]
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Zach LaVine's career-high 37 leads all scorers in loss to Warriors Posted by The Associated Press | 9 days ago Both Wolves rookies stood out in a loss to the NBA-best Warriors, as Andrew Wiggins had 17 points, six rebounds and nine assists for Minnesota and Zach LaVine led all scorers with a career-high 37. [Full Story]
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Ricky Rubio to undergo ankle surgery on Monday Posted by Andrew Krammer | 9 days ago Ricky Rubio will undergo ankle surgery, reported as a 'minor cleanup,' next week after he was shut down earlier this month due to the sprain he suffered in November. Rubio played in 22 games this season. [Full Story]
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# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
24 Bennett, Anthony 6-8 245 PF
7 Brown, Lorenzo 29 6-5 189 PG
10 Budinger, Chase 26 6-7 218 SF
5 Dieng, Gorgui 25 6-11 238 C
21 Garnett, Kevin 6-11 253 PF
4 Hummel, Robbie 26 6-9 219 SF
8 LaVine, Zach 26 6-5 183 G
23 Martin, Kevin 6-7 185 SG
15 Muhammad, Shabazz 22 6-6 222 SF
12 Neal, Gary 28 6-4 210 PG
3 Payne, Adreian 26 6-10 245 C
14 Pekovic, Nikola 29 6-11 242 C
1 Robinson III, Glenn 27 6-7 222 SF
9 Rubio, Ricky 6-4 180 PG
22 Wiggins, Andrew 29 6-8 199 SG