Kent Youngblood | Star Tribune
Reporter | Pro Sports

Kent Youngblood is a general assignment reporter. He writes most often about the Timberwolves and Wild.


Crawford hoped to play more minutes when signing with Wolves

For Jamal Crawford, learning how be effective in the playing time he's been given has been a challenge.


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.


Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Jimmy Butler's 10-point fourth quarter, and some stingy defense, helped Minnesota open a five-game homestand with a victory.


Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre

Wolves guard Tyus Jones checks in with younger brother Tre - who is Duke-bound after this season at Apple Valley - after nearly every game.


When Wolves go cold, Memphis ends 11-game losing streak

Jimmy Butler scored 30 points again, but ended the game with a turnover, a missed shot and a sprained pinkie as the Wolves were held to two free throws in the final 3 minutes, 45 seconds.


Butler, Thibodeau lament Wolves' poor defense

Coach Tom Thibodeau and guard Jimmy Butler stressed the need for defensive focus after the Wolves struggled against Memphis, which ended an 11-game losing streak.


Memphis' Bickerstaff inheriting head-coaching job again

Former Gophers player and Wolves assistant J.B. Bickerstaff was named interim head coach of the Grizzlies after one of his best friends — David Fizdale — was fired 20 games into the season.


Starters pile up minutes as Wolves suffer another fourth-quarter fade

The Timberwolves starting five all played at least 37 minutes Tuesday night, and get little time to rest with a game tonight in New Orleans.


Jones starts again for Wolves, working his way to more minutes

More and more, it appears Tyus Jones is gaining Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau's confidence, though Thibodeau was clear Jones needs to continue to work on his individual defense.


Vikings in Super Bowl? Things just got more serious for planners

No team has played in a Super Bowl at its home stadium. If the Vikings make it, everything from aftermarket ticket prices to merchandise sales to the level of excitement in the Twin Cities would be ratcheted up.