On the Wolves
The Lakers' unveiling of a Shaquille O'Neal statue outside Staples Center reminds one sportswriter of the day he turned pro so many years ago.
Not having played in an NBA game in nearly a month and still wearing a small brace on his mending right thumb, Omri Casspi said he was excited to be wearing a Wolves jersey.
The NBA officially announced Monday that the Timberwolves will play Golden State in preseason games in Shenzhen on Oct. 5 and Shanghai on Oct. 8.
Wolves are replacing injured Nemanja Bjelica with eight-year veteran Omri Casspi, who, like Bjelica, plays both forward positions and shoot the three.
Nemanja Bjelica's season ends just when he was playing and producing a lot, both in terms of minutes as well as rebounds and scoring off the bench.
The Timberwolves start a three-game trip in Boston against Celtics and All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas
Wolves have now won four in a row at home.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks has his team vying for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors come to town for their second and final visit of the season to Target Center and they do so 2-3 in five games since Kevin Durant went out with leg injuries.
The NCAA men's championship game will be played that night, and the Minnesota Twins also have their home opener across the street from Target Center at Target Field.
Two days after Monday's game against Portland was cancelled because of condensation on the Target Center, the Wolves face a Clippers team with both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin healthy
Wiggins' 19-game streak of scoring 20 or more points ended Saturday in San Antonio. "There is a lot of room for growth,'' Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said.
Spurs rest veteran guard Manu Ginobili on second night of back-to-back games
Young Wolves stars Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns played better and better together as February progressed, but were either good enough to win the West's Player of the Month
The Kings trail Denver by a game and the Wolves trail the Nuggets by three games in pursuit of the West's final playoff spot with 23 games remaining for the Wolves.
Andrew Wiggins will set a club record if he scores 20 points tonight for a 17th consecutive game, tonight in Houston
Friday night's victory was Minnesota's third in four games
It will come as no surprise that the ultra-prepared Tom Thibodeau gave the players a plan on how to stay prepared before they scattered for the week-long All-Star break.
President of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau wouldn't say how close he came to actually making a deal. Only that nothing proposed was worth acting on.
Newly signed Wolves guard Lance Stephenson likely will miss weeks because of a moderately sprained ankle