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.

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.
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May 15
Karl-Anthony Towns had treatment for multiple injuries in the hopes of avoiding surgery.

Report: Wolves' Towns undergoes treatment for multiple injuries

Karl-Anthony Towns underwent stem cell treatment and platelet-rich plasma injections for multiple injuries the center played through late in the season.
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March 24
Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell said sometimes sitting away from the bench can help him re-focus in a tough game.

Russell explains why he sat away from Wolves bench in fourth quarter

While teammates were huddling during multiple timeouts, D'Angelo Russell stayed away from the bench and out of the huddles. There was a reason that he explained after the game.
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March 12
Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley left Friday’s game against the Magic because of an ear contusion.

Timberwolves miss Beverley's presence on defense

Patrick Beverley exited early from Friday's loss to the Magic and the Wolves' defense suffered as a result
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March 8
Timberwolves forward Josh Okogie (20) dunked in the fourth quarter against Portland on Monday.

How Josh Okogie became a trusted voice on Timberwolves bench

Coach Chris Finch says Okogie is one of the best leaders on the team even as his playing time has diminished this season
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March 4
Taurean Prince has become a leader of the Timberwolves bench and has helped players get to know each other off the court.

Off-court camaraderie has helped Timberwolves bench come together

Naz Reid said Taurean Prince has been a leader of the Wolves' second unit.
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February 14
Patrick Beverley signed a one-year extension worth $13 million to stay with the Timberwolves for next season.

Patrick Beverley, Timberwolves agree to one-year extension

The veteran guard, who expressed his desire to stay in Minnesota for more than one season, has helped bolster the Wolves' defense and provided vocal leadership.
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February 3
Forward Taurean Prince led a strong bench effort for the Wolves in their 130-115 victory over Denver on Tuesday, He scored 23 points, and the reserves

Wolves blowout powered by bench success, not team's Big Three

A few weeks ago, coach Chris Finch was critical of the reserves, who let the Wolves down in a winnable game at Memphis. On Tuesday, the bench carried the Wolves.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.