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 talks free agency, Butler and other Wolves issues

Asked about Jimmy Butler's relationship with the team and teammates, Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned young big man Karl-Anthony Towns as well.

'Whoa, whoa, whoa!' Top-pick Okogie learns about speed of NBA

At almost 6-5 and with a 7-foot wing­span, Wolves rookie Josh Okogie believes he can handle bigger and stronger players, even if he is yet to turn 20 years old.

Wolves to sign Tolliver, part ways with Bjelica

Tolliver is a 33-year-old forward who has played for nine NBA teams, including two previous seasons with the Wolves.

Butler receives maximum extension offer from Wolves; Rose to return

Derrick Rose took a minimum deal; Jimmy Butler was offered a maximum extension.

Wolves waive Aldrich, making him a free agent

The Minnesota native played in only 21 games last season, and was due nearly $7 million next season.

Derrick Rose will return to Timberwolves on one-year contract

The former NBA MVP will be paid nearly $2.4 million in 2018-19.

Between tight cash and LeBron possibly moving west, Wolves face uphill fight

The Wolves, limited in options, already must contend with Golden State and Houston in the Western Conference and Utah and Denver are improving.

As NBA free agency nears, Wolves focus on building roster at home

Paving the way to retaining Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns is crucial to the Wolves' future.

Second-round pick Bates-Diop says he's 'perfect fit' for Wolves

Keita Bates-Diop, the Wolves second-round pick, calls his older age (he's 22) a "big upside."

Listen and learn: Top pick Okogie ready to be mentored by Butler

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau says Jimmy Butler kept his mouth closed and his ears wide open during his rookie season in Chicago long ago. He sees some of Butler in Josh Okogie, drafted last week.