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 adds Georges-Hunt to Wolves' thin rotation

Tom Thibodeau adjusted his rotation Thursday for the first time since he went essentially with a three-man bench these past two weeks.


Towns' monster game leads Wolves over Sacramento

Karl-Anthony Towns turned in a 30-point, 14-rebound, five-assist, five-block game on a night when the Wolves led by as many as 27 points.


Butler: 'We need to get in better shape if we're tired'

Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins all played 40 minutes or more in Tuesday's overtime loss; Taj Gibson almost did before fouling out.


Towns blames himself as Wolves squander lead, lose to Sixers in OT

Karl-Anthony Towns was upset about being unable to stop Philadelphia star Joel Embiid late in the game, which helped waste a 38-point night by Jimmy Butler.


After years of woe, pieces falling into place for 76ers

The league's laughingstock not so long ago while they accumulated both draft picks and losses galore, the Sixers are must-see TV and play the Wolves in an ESPN game tonight.


Similarities striking between rebuild jobs by Wolves, 76ers

Each team has been remade around a pair of young stars and a handful of added veterans.


'Definitely frustrating': Suddenly, Muhammad's not playing for Wolves

After returning to team as a free agent, veteran Wolves reserve forward Shabazz Muhammad has fallen out of favor with coach Tom Thibodeau. "It's definitely frustrating," Muhammad said, adding he'll stay professional.


Sweet movement: Towns gets his looks when it's the right call

Against the Clippers on Wednesday, Karl-Anthony Towns used his mobility to create and make baskets - because the right opportunity was there.


Towns has big night as Wolves hold off fourth-quarter push by Clippers

The Wolves led by as many as 19 points after halftime before using a pair of blocked shots in the closing minutes from Karl-Anthony Towns to help seal a close victory.


Whalen gets on other side of mic with Wolves' TV broadcast team

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen on Wednesday joined Wolves play-by-play announcer Dave Benz and analyst Jim Petersen for the first of eight games.