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The Wolves Beat

The Wolves Beat

Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.


Butler trade to 76ers complete; new Wolves players won't suit up vs. Brooklyn

Butler trade to 76ers complete; new Wolves players won't suit up vs. Brooklyn

The Wolves new players have uniform numbers - Robert Covington will wear 6, Jerryd Bayless 8 and Dario Saric 36 - but the trio will not see the court tonight at Target Center.


Butler, Rose say Wolves are in need of self-criticism

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) sits on the bench late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento King

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler said the Wolves need to learn how to criticize each other on the floor if they're going to improve.


Wolves sure Rose was fouled on final shot of 31-point night

The Wolves felt Tyson Chandler of the Lakers fouled Derrick Rose at the end of their 114-110 loss.


Butler playing against Lakers tonight; Teague still out

Butler playing against Lakers tonight; Teague still out

Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler, who has requested a trade, is still trying to get in game shape.


Not 'worried about tomorrow,' Butler unsure if he'll play Wednesday.

Wolves guard Jimmy Butler didn’t feel much like talking about the state of his body or the state of anything else involving him and the Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler scored 20 points, 16 of those in the fourth quarter as the Wolves dropped their third straight game on their five-game road trip.


Wolves setting some undesirable records in Thibodeau era

This season the Wolves have set some low marks in the Tom Thibodeau era.

The Timberwolves had their second 30-point loss of the season on Sunday.


Thibodeau validates call on Butler sitting out tonight's game

Jimmy Butler (23)

A game after Jimmy Butler said he is calling the shots on when he feels like his body can play, Butler has apparently decided Sunday is going to be a day of rest.


Butler on why he sits out games: 'I have to take care of myself'

Butler on why he sits out games: 'I have to take care of myself'

Guard Jimmy Butler said he makes the calls whether or not he's healthy enough to play in each game for the Timberwolves.


Butler, Jones back in lineup for Wolves vs. Warriors

Jimmy Butler didn't play Wednesday night because of "general soreness."

Jimmy Butler and Tyus Jones will play for the Wolves after missing Wednesday's game against the Jazz


Butler won't play tonight for 'precautionary rest' amid trade drama

Butler won't play tonight for 'precautionary rest' amid trade drama

Asked if Butler would accompany the team on its upcoming five-game road trip – one that starts Friday at Golden State – coach Tom Thibodeau acted as though he didn't know.


Postgame: Wolves had an ample supply of energy against Lakers

Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie took a first-quarter shot as Lakers center JaVale McGee defended in Minnesota's 124-120 victory at Target Center on Mon

The Timberwolves looked like a different team Monday against the Lakers after the Bucks embarrassed them Friday.


Amid report of trade offer, Butler listed as questionable with illness for tonight

The Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler dunks in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers last week.

Houston is reportedly renewing its push to trade for the Wolves' guard, while the team may be faced with playing undefeated Milwaukee tonight without Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins.


Raptors' Leonard shows no signs of rust against Wolves

Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard tries to get around Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie during the first half

Kawhi Leonard was the best player on the floor Wednesday night against the Timberwolves.


Postgame: Wiggins on his injury: 'This is nothing'

The Wolves' Andrew Wiggins said his right quad contusion that cause him to leave Monday's game against the Pacers was not serious.

Andrew Wiggins said his right quad contusion that cause him to leave Monday's game was not serious.


Okogie earns high marks for his Timberwolves debut

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins (22) and Josh Okogie (20) guard Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (77)

Rookie Josh Okogie got the start for the Timberwolves in place of Jimmy Butler on Saturday.


Jimmy Butler to sit out tonight's Wolves game for 'precautionary rest'

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler takes the court to a mixture of cheers and boos prior to action against the Cavaliers

Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler won't play Saturday to have "precautionary rest," according to the team.


How will fans treat Jimmy Butler at Target Center tonight?

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts after missing his third free throw shot during the second half.

Jimmy Butler declined to talk this morning, saying he would speak after the game. But some teammates were asked how they thought he would respond to some potential booing.


Wiggins, Dieng among bright spots for Wolves in opener

Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins is defended by San Antonio guard Bryn Forbes during the second half

Andrew Wiggins finished with 20 points, six rebounds and picked up the slack when Karl-Anthony Towns was in foul trouble for most of the second half.


Butler: 'I have no worries in the world' ahead of tonight's opener

Jimmy Butler

Multiple Wolves players said the team suffered from a lack of intensity in the preseason and Jimmy Butler isn't going to let that be an excuse in the opener. "I think we'll bring it."


No talk of extension for Tyus Jones as Monday deadline nears

No talk of extension for Tyus Jones as Monday deadline nears

The Timberwolves point guard and Apple Valley native said he would like to stay in Minnesota.