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Timberwolves GM Scott Layden: Thursday's draft could be 'historic'

The Wolves are leaving open all options -- stay where they are, move down, move up, trade -- with their seventh pick in Thursday's NBA draft


Goodbye Godfather: Wolves waive popular big man Pekovic

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


Globetrotting Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns working on 'secretive stuff'

In between touring Europe and fulfilling his business obligations on two continents, Towns said he always finds time to get his court work in and add some moves to his game.'


Texas big-man Jarrett Allen works out for Wolves, fits team's profile

Jarrett Allen defends against Kansas guard Josh Jackson

Allen projected as a mid first-round pick, but the Wolves could trade down from their seventh pick or make a trade to acquire another first-rounder.


John Thomas joins Wolves and Lynx as VP of Community Engagement

Former Gophers star will oversee community relations efforts and growing the organization's basketball academy


Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns left off All-NBA teams

Despite gaudy statistics, Towns did not make one of three league honor squads. He had the highest vote total of players who were not All-NBA, including two first place votes.


Wolves in Chicago at draft combine: Defense wanted

De'Aaron Fox, center, from Kentucky, listens to a question at the NBA draft basketball combine Friday, May 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Timberwolves, predictably, had their eye on specific needs during NBA's Chicago draft combine


Fultz, Fox headline next week's Chicago draft combine

The NBA says 67 prospects will attend their draft combine, but the players the Wolves most likely will consider with a sixth or seventh pick won't be in Chicago.


Wolves' Towns embraces nickname for Kit Kat ad

Kit Kat is joining forces with NBA superstar Karl Anthony Towns for a web ad filled with humor.

Karl-Anthony Towns and the production crew worked for more than five hours after boxes and boxes of the chocolate bar were wheeled into his home in a camping cooler.


Wolves officially buy D-League's Iowa Energy

The sale had been reported in January; today's move just makes it official.


Postgame: Loss to undermanned Thunder is fifth straight for Wolves

Even without Russell Westbrook, Taj Gibson and Andre Roberson the Thunder took it to the Wolves in the first half.


Thunder star Westbrook won't play vs. Wolves tonight

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket around Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Rush (4) during the second half.

Westbrook, Taj Gibson, Andre Roberson and Doug McDermott will all sit tonight for Thunder, who have clinched playoff position


Hello, again: Wolves at Lakers, one more time

Sunday night was the second game between the Wolves and Lakers at Staples Center in little more than three weeks and the third overall in that time. The teams played March 30 at Target Center, when the Lakers' Julius Randle, left, drove to the basket against the Wolves' Gorgui Dieng.

The Wolves face the Lakers at Staples Center for the second time in little more than three weeks and three times overall in that stretch.


Utah's Favors in, Hill out for tonight's game with Wolves

Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots as Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 3, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tonight in Salt Lake City, the Jazz continue to aim for the playoffs, while the Wolves are down to four games left and counting.


If it's Tuesday, it must be Oakland for the Wolves

One night after beating Portland at home, the Wolves complete a back-to-back to remember by playing the Warriors in Oakland


Postgame: Wolves impressive in 1-point victory over Portland

Andrew Wiggins (22) and Karl-Anthony Towns attempted to block a shot by Damian Lillard (0) in the fourth quarter.

Monday'a 110-109 win over the Blazers was Minnesota's 10th straight victory in one-point games


Casspi: Wolves should win 50-plus games next season

Minnesota Timberwolves' Omri Casspi, left, drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Omri Casspi has played for two of the worst teams in the Western Conference this season (the Wolves and Kings), and he sees the two franchises headed in very different directions.


Don't call it 'revenge,' but Wolves get another shot at Lakers

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio, left, of Spain, scrambles for a loose ball along with Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, center, and guard David Nwaba during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Last Friday in L.A., the Wolves lost a 108-100 lead with fewer than 2 1/2 minutes and lost the game in overtime by 11.


Streaking Wolves play a Pacers team that can't get one going either way

Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan

Losers of six consecutive games, the Wolves play the Pacers, who haven't won consecutive games since Feb. 6.


Shaq gets his statue prior to Lakers vs. Wolves in L.A.

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.