Latest Minnesota Timberwolves News

Wolves turn to Saunders to help lead franchise modernization

May. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three decades after their entry into the NBA, the Minnesota Timberwolves have deployed an aggressive plan to modernize their operation. What better way, they concluded, than to hire the youngest head coach in the league? Ryan Saunders, at the ripe old age of 33, has been tasked with...

Timberwolves retain Ryan Saunders, 33, as head coach

May. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have chosen Ryan Saunders as their full-fledged head coach — and the first millennial to hold the job in the NBA. The team announced Monday that the 33-year-old Saunders will stay in the post he held on an interim basis during the second half of this...

New T-wolves president Rosas vows aggression, collaboration

May. 6, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gersson Rosas has firsthand experience with success from unconventional strategy from his 17-year run with the Houston Rockets. An outside-the-box approach might be necessary, if the Minnesota Timberwolves are going to catch up in the cutthroat Western Conference. "We're going to...

AP source: Timberwolves hire Rockets exec Gersson Rosas

May. 1, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With just one appearance in the playoffs over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking progress. They turned to one of the NBA's most forward-thinking organizations to find their next front office leader. The Timberwolves have decided to hire current Houston Rockets...

Nuggets roar into playoffs for first time in 6 years

Apr. 11, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets ended their six-year playoff drought in style. After spending most of the season jockeying with the juggernaut Golden State Warriors for top billing in the West, the Nuggets fended off Portland and Houston to earn the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs and will...

Wolves seek establishment of stability, return to playoffs

Apr. 11, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rarely has a pro sports team experienced such a difference in drama levels from the start to finish of one season that these Minnesota Timberwolves did. As the Timberwolves wound down the second half of their schedule that was as dull as the first part was eventful, they were outspoken...

Nuggets beat Timberwolves 99-95, clinch West's 2nd seed

Apr. 11, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Sputtering into the postseason was no way for the Denver Nuggets to end their six-year playoff drought. Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip and two clutch free throws in the closing seconds and the Nuggets pulled out a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night...

Wolves seek new basketball boss; Layden, Saunders still TBD

Apr. 10, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will make hiring a new president of basketball operations their first offseason priority. The Timberwolves announced Wednesday before their final game of the season in Denver they will start an immediate search for a front office leader, with the fates of...

Raptors end regular season with 120-100 win over T-Wolves

Apr. 9, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are healthy, confident and ready for the playoffs. Now, all that's left is to find out their opponent. Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and the Raptors closed their regular season with a 120-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. "I think all of...

Westbrook's triple-double lifts Thunder past Wolves 132-126

Apr. 7, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Thunder are tough enough to beat when Russell Westbrook and Paul George are rolling. But when their bench players are locked in, too, Oklahoma City can be impossible to stop. Westbrook and George each scored 27 points and Dennis Schroder had 14 of his 21 in the fourth quarter in a...