Chris Hine | Star Tribune
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.


Napier, Graham stand out in Wolves home exhibition victory

In their lone preseason home appearance, the Wolves beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 131-101 at Target Center and perhaps revealed plans for newcomers Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.


Wolves' Culver trying to get up to speed as NBA rookie

Jarrett Culver said he is still trying to master terminology on defense and realizing he has to talk more on that end of the floor than he did in college at Texas Tech.


'Aggressive at all times,' Towns is ready to let it fly from downtown

The Wolves are making a concerted effort to shoot more three-pointers this season, and they are on track to do that after taking 39 of their 93 shots from beyond the arc Tuesday in the first look at their revamped offense.


Wolves push the pace, still lose preseason opener to Suns

While rookie Jarrett Culver (pictured) got his first taste of NBA action, Karl-Anthony Towns was his usual effective self, collecting 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.


Ex-Wolves forward Saric ready for another new start

Saric got a crash course in life in the NBA last season as he was traded twice within the span of a calendar year — once from Philadelphia to the Wolves in November as part of the Jimmy Butler deal and then again in June.


Wolves' Okogie needs to look before he leaps

Second-year guard Josh Okogie says he will slow down and read the game better.


Opportunity knocks for new Wolves guard Napier

Shabazz Napier has a chance to replace the departed Tyus Jones as Jeff Teague's top backup at point guard.


Wolves urging Bell to rediscover his game

Jordan Bell, a Golden State second-round pick in 2017, has a championship ring, but he wants more out of his career. "This is a place I can build," he said of coming to Minnesota.


Layman has chance to redeem Wolves' misses in free agency

In Jake Layman, the Wolves think they have found an intelligent, crafty player who can complement Karl-Anthony Towns' game.


As Saunders opens first Wolves camp, players pay tribute to father Flip

Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Andrew Wiggins wore a No. 14 practice jersey with "Saunders" on the back. That was Flip Saunders' number when he played for the U.