Jerry Zgoda | Star Tribune
Reporter | Timberwolves, NBA

Jerry has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.


Thibodeau, Butler happy to be reunited

New Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler called his relationship with his former coach "love-hate" even after he and Tom Thibodeau won a gold medal together at last year's Summer Olympics in Brazil. It's sure to be so again, but for now it's much more one than other.


Blockbuster: Wolves trade a haul to get 'a good fit' in Bulls' Butler

The Timberwolves made a splash early on draft night. The blockbuster deal reunites Bulls forward Jimmy Butler with Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau. For it to happen, the Wolves gave up the No. 7 pick plus Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn.


Draft day's here: Wolves wishing upon stars - and stars to be

The availability of NBA vets including Jimmy Butler and Paul George could alter the draft-day strategies for the Wolves and other teams.


Start to Finnish: NBA prospect Markkanen is a complete player

Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen has toughness and skill that defies the stereotype of soft European players. He's projected to be drafted in the top 10, meaning the Wolves are in play.


Wolves waive oft-injured Nikola Pekovic

The Timberwolves waived injured center Nikola Pekovic on Tuesday, ending their association with the last player remaining from the Kevin McHale era long ago.Sidelined because…


Isaac's versatility makes him intriguing Wolves draft option

In so many ways, Florida State freshman forward Jonathan Isaac with his height, reach and skills uncommon for such a tall man embodies the new NBA.


Kentucky's Monk might be too good for Wolves to pass in draft

The Wolves must decide whether freshman guard Malik Monk is the next in a growing line of Kentucky players who show more as professionals than NBA scouts ever saw from them in Lexington.


Wolves near draft looking to improve in any way

They can use that seventh pick in what Wolves General Manager Scott Layden calls one of the best drafts in many years — 10 or 11 players strong at the top, pundits agree — to add another talented youngster alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and injured Zach LaVine.


A team of their own: Wolves take over, rename Iowa's D League team

The Iowa Energy will now be known as the Iowa Wolves and the NBA's D League will soon be renamed the G League as part of a sponsorship deasl.


Timberwolves slide back, grab seventh pick in NBA draft lottery

Minnesota once again moved down and will pick seventh instead of sixth. It's the ninth time in 19 years in the NBA draft lottery process the Wolves moved back.