Reporter | Timberwolves

Chris Hine is the Timberwolves reporter at the Star Tribune.

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.


Losing streak reaches nine as Wolves fall 113-104 to Oklahoma City

Karl-Anthony Towns had 19 points in the first quarter on his way to 37 for the game but the Thunder pulled away in a third quarter that featured plenty of frustration from the Wolves


As fouls mount, Wolves' Towns must control emotions

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns said officials allow a "speaking captain" to confer with them during games and he embraces that role. But "I'm just very passionate, very fiery," he said.


Saunders rips into Wiggins, says Wolves 'not a very good basketball team right now'

Coach Ryan Saunders said he lit up Andrew Wiggins after a first half in which he scored three points and had four turnovers.The Wolves lost their seventh straight game despite 40 points from Karl-Anthony Towns.


Wolves keep being haunted by poor rebounding at critical moments

The Wolves rank in the bottom third of the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, and that weakness has caught up with them at key times during games.


Depleted Denver sends Wolves to their sixth straight defeat

The teams have gone in totally opposite directions since the Wolves beat the Nuggets on the final day of the 2017-18 season to earn a playoff berth for the first time in 14 years.


Part of the job: Covington isn't sweating his high trade value

It's not necessarily a bad thing to have a player a lot of teams want, and it's easy to see why teams covet Robert Covington. How is he dealing with the chatter?


A loss for Wolves but 'therapy' for Towns in return to the court

Karl-Anthony Towns was officially back after a left knee sprain and illness caused him to miss 15 consecutive games. He finished with 27 points in his return but the Wolves lost 116-114.


Newcomer Crabbe has a friend on Wolves in Napier

Shabazz Napier and Allen Crabbe were together at two NBA stops.


Wolves deal Teague, Graham to Hawks; more moves to come?

By acquiring Allen Crabbe, it should give the Wolves, who are third in the NBA in three-point attempts, a better three-point shooter. And it won't be the only move Minnesota attempts to make before the Feb. 6 deadline.


Illness settles in for a long ride with the Wolves

Over the past few weeks, Andrew Wiggins, Treveon Graham, Shabazz Napier and Karl-Anthony Towns have missed time because of illness. Others have played through it.