New Orleans Pelicans (0-2, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (1-0, fifth in the Western Conference)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The answer for most of the Colorado Buffaloes’ needs for the past four seasons has consistently been the same — McKinley Wright IV.
Need a big bucket or defensive stop? Count on Wright.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards energized the first full-size home crowd of his nascent career with 29 points in 31 minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who cruised to a 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets to start the season on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the face of the franchise for the NBA's most frequent loser, Karl-Anthony Towns has endured a lot more downs than ups over six-plus tumultuous years with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The joke Karl-Anthony Towns made last week was the ultimate jinx, casually noting what had been a rare absence of turnover and tumult for the Timberwolves to that point.
“I was like, ‘Man, it’s been a real quiet offseason for Minnesota.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and will not play Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Dolphins announced the updated diagnosis Wednesday, after initial tests suggested Tagovailoa was dealing with bruised ribs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas on Wednesday, less than a week before training camp in yet another change in leadership for this long-languishing franchise.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin, both of whom were restricted free agents.
The contracts were agreed to last week and finalized on Wednesday, with Vanderbilt getting a three-year, $18.3 million deal and McLaughlin getting a three-year deal worth about $6.5 million that comes with a team option for the third year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves finalized their acquisition of ace defender Patrick Beverley, sending 2019 first-round draft pick Jarrett Culver and backup forward Juancho Hernangómez to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armoni Brooks made nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help the Houston Rockets close out their NBA Summer League schedule with a 95-92 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cam Thomas scored 36 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 on Sunday in the NBA Summer.
Thomas, the former LSU player selected 27th overall in the NBA draft, was 11 of 25 from the field and made all 11 of his foul shots.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ricky Rubio's Olympics ended on the same day his time with the Cavaliers began.
The veteran point guard was acquired in a trade with Minnesota that was finalized on Tuesday, filling one of the Cavs' biggest needs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For their first time in their 33-year history, the Minnesota Timberwolves were non-participants in the NBA draft.
After forgoing both of their selections to Golden State, in completion of the trade that landed D'Angelo Russell and sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors in 2020, the Timberwolves did not reacquire any picks on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire veteran guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night before the NBA draft.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is finally together.
Devin Booker, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — the trio of U.S. Olympians who were in the NBA Finals and therefore have not been around their Tokyo Games teammates — arrived in Japan on Saturday night, less than 24 hours before the Americans’ scheduled Olympic opener against France.
TOKYO (AP) — Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first increment of the $1.5 billion sale of the Minnesota Timberwolves to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez has been formally approved by the NBA.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who was ruled out of the Tokyo Games earlier this month because of a left shoulder injury, has made the team's Olympic roster after all.
The Spanish federation had said Hernangómez, who plays in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves, would need significant time to recover from a dislocated left shoulder.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league.
That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned the Charlotte Hornets point guard the honor despite missing 21 games with a fractured wrist.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor expressed confidence Thursday that the NBA franchise will remain in Minnesota after it is sold, responding to a federal lawsuit against him by one of his investors alleging breach of contract.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than a year after acquiring D'Angelo Russell as the pick-and-roll initiator for pal Karl-Anthony Towns, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally closed this season with a full month of games that both halves of their star pairing were available to play in.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored 30 points in his final audition for the NBA Rookie of the Year award, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 136-121 victory over the postseason-bound Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.
Dallas Mavericks (42-29, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-49, 13th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 26 points and 11 rebounds as the short-handed Boston Celtics cruised to a 124-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.
Evan Fournier added 18 points and was 5 of 8 from 3-point range.
Boston Celtics (35-35, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-48, 13th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Saturday, 2 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota plays Boston looking to end its three-game home losing streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 16 of his 31 points in the first quarter as the Denver Nuggets took control and the playoff-bound Nuggets held off a second-half rally in a 114-103 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reached agreement on his $1.5 billion sale of the club to e-commerce mogul Marc Lore and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez, a person with knowledge of the negotiation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Denver Nuggets (45-24, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22-47, 13th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Nikola Jokic leads Denver into a matchup against Minnesota...
DETROIT (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Anthony Edwards added 22 as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the undermanned Detroit Pistons 119-100 on Tuesday night in a game with significant lottery implications...
Minnesota Timberwolves (21-47, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (20-49, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Saddiq Bey and the Detroit Pistons host Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves in a non-conference matchup...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night...
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-47, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (21-46, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota aims to stop its three-game losing streak with a win against Orlando...
MIAMI (AP) — The plan that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra had entering Friday was to play Tyler Herro in limited shifts, mindful that he was just coming back after a six-game absence.
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-46, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (35-31, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota plays the Miami Heat after Anthony Edwards scored 42 points in the Timberwolves' 139-135 loss to the Grizzlies...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ja Morant had 37 points and 10 assists and the Memphis Grizzlies held on for a 139-135 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Desmond Bane scored 22 points off the bench, including a few key 3-pointers late, and Kyle Anderson added 20 points for the Grizzlies...
Memphis Grizzlies (32-32, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (20-45, 14th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves host Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored seven of his 37 points in overtime and the New Orleans Pelicans came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 140-136 on Saturday.
Lonzo Ball had a career-high 33 points, tying a career best with eight 3-pointers, and grabbed 11 rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio scored 26 points and rookie Anthony Edwards added 25 as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Golden State Warriors 126-114 on Thursday night.
Edwards’ big fourth quarter helped spark the win for Minnesota, which extended its season-long winning streak to four games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 31 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Houston Rockets 114-107 on Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Anthony Edwards had 19 points and nine rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell added 15 points and seven assists for the Timberwolves, who have won three in a row for the first time since starting 3-0 in the 2019-20 season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anthony Edwards is making it increasingly tougher for opponents to find a way to stop him.
Edwards had 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a career-high five steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 29 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds remaining, lifting the Sacramento Kings to a 128-125 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away over the final five minutes and thumped the Sacramento Kings 134-120 on Tuesday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-43, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (23-34, 12th in the Western Conference)...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George led five starters in double figures with 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-105 on Sunday night for their eighth win in nine games...
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-42, 14th in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (39-19, third in the Western Conference)...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, including eight in the fourth quarter before fouling out, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-111 win against the Miami Heat on Friday night...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Nets played without starters from the opening tip. The 76ers tried to rest theirs in the fourth quarter...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Khris Middleton had 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in three quarters, as the Milwaukee Bucks breezed to a 130-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday...