Chris Hine | Star Tribune
Reporter | Timberwolves

Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


Suter returns to Dallas for first time since gruesome ankle injury

Ryan Suter's fractured ankle, which he injured after crashing into the board at American Airlines Center, torpedoed the Wild's chances in last season's playoff series against the Jets.


Suter's goal makes Dubnyk's effort stand up in victory over Dallas

Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves, including a string of spectacular ones in the second period, in the Wild's 3-1 victory.


When Andrew Wiggins attacks the rim, Wolves thrive

– If there is a moral victory in basketball, the Timberwolves felt like they notched one in their 112-108 loss to the…


Wolves play nice in season opener, but fall to Spurs

Jimmy Butler got along with teammates - and scored 23 points - but Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out after scoring only eight and the Wolves faded in the final minutes.


Rose's role fluctuates with Butler's return to Wolves

Jimmy Butler took Derrick Rose's spot in the starting lineup while Rose dropped down to the second unit after playing much of the preseason with the first.


Wolves facing journey into the unknown but Thibodeau remains 'chill'

As the drama around Jimmy Butler's trade request extends into the regular season,Tom Thibodeau is entering a critical moment in his tenure with the Wolves.


NBA 2018-19 season preview: Nothing is set in stone

The Warriors got richer, the Lakers got LeBron ... and who is getting Jimmy Butler? Here are five things to watch this year, even if you think you already know who'll be hoisting the championship trophy in June.


Hefty contracts put the onus on Wolves' Towns, Wiggins

Signed, sealed and asked to deliver, the two young stars figure to be here long after Jimmy Butler departs, whenever that is.


Without Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins, Wolves obliterated by Bucks in preseason finale

Shorthanded Minnesota trailed by 29 at halftime.


Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau brushes off Jimmy Butler's practice snit

Coach dismisses practice outburst as "some talk."