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Butler, Crawford still out; Towns responds to Twitter criticism

The Wolves will play second consecutive game without veterans Jimmy Butler and Jamal Crawford.


Butler, Crawford out tonight for Wolves; Bjelica starts

Minnesota is looking to avoid its first three-game losing streak of the season


Orlando's Afflalo suspended two games for punch thrown at Wolves' Bjelica

Orlando veteran Arron Afflalo will miss two next games for throwing a wild punch aimed at the head of Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica, who didn't receive any disciplinary action from the NBA on Thursday.


Houston star Harden returns from injury to face Wolves tonight

Rockets superstar James Harden is expected back tonight on a minutes restriction vs. Timberwolves after he missed last seven games because of hamstring strain.


Wolves' Georges-Hunt feels at home in Orlando for tonight's game

Wolves guard Marcus Georges-Hunt signed on with them after Magic released him in July.


Wolves sign Amile Jefferson to two-way contract

The former Duke star is playing for the Iowa Wolves of the G League.


Bjelica is finding his rhythm with Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica is called for a charge on Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Milwaukee.

The rust of having missed 15 games with left mid-foot sprain has come off for Wolves forward Nemanja Bjelica. He has played well during the team's recent homestand.


Towns and Wiggins are rooting for Zach LaVine in return from injury

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) celebrates a basket with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine (8) in the first half. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com The Minnesota Timberwolves played the Houston Rockets during an NBA game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at the Target Center in Minneapolis. ORG XMIT: MIN1612172025002152

Eleven-plus months after a knee injury, LaVine is set to make his Chicago debut Saturday


Teague sounds ready to return: 'I can pretty much to do everything'

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) drives on Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox (5) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Timberwolves starting point guard Jeff Teague has missed last seven games because of a knee-ligament strain while backup Tyus Jones ran the Wolves' show


Teague practices, could return to action Wednesday vs. Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) drove toward the basket for a layup in the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets.

Timberwolves starting point guard Jeff Teague could play as soon as tomorrow after he has missed the last seven games because of a sprained knee MCL


Love on facing new-look Wolves: 'It feels a little different'

The key players from Kevin Love's time in Minnesota are gone and he'll be facing two players that Cleveland pursued before they ended up with the Wolves.


Wolves looking to pitch another shutout to start tonight's game at Brooklyn

Wolves have started last two games on a combined 33-0 run against Pacers and Lakers


Wolves face Pacers team missing star Oladipo

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) argues a call with NBA official Scott Foster during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in Detroit. The Pistons defeated the Pacers 107-83. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Former Wolf Lance Stephenson will start in place of Pacers injured star guard Victor Oladipo when Wolves end 2017 with a 4 p.m. game at Indy


Timberwolves unveil gray 'City Edition' uniform

The last of four new uniforms will be worn four times, beginning with a Feb. 1 game against the Bucks.


Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica is back, Lakers' Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram out tonight in L.A.

Wolves reserve forward Nemanja Bjelica has been cleared to play after he missed the last 15 games because of a mid-foot sprain


Bjelica looking to return Saturday after 14-game absence

The Wolves have won consecutive games over Portland and Denver, but next face a 12-22 Suns team that has already beaten them twice.


Timberwolves' Butler: 'I still owe' Nuggets' Jokic for busted lip

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler remembers getting an elbow from Denver big man Nikola Jokic.


Butler in starting lineup for Wolves vs. Portland

After struggling because of back issues on Saturday, Jimmy Butler has improved in the past 24 hours and started against the Trailblazers.


A loss, a little controversy, and a banged-up Jimmy Butler

Phoenix ends its five-game losing streak with a win over the Wolves Saturday at Target Center


Karl-Anthony Towns' shot-blocking is on the rise

Timberwolves players Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng block Kings forward Zach Randolph

Win or lose, Karl-Anthony Towns continues to impress on the boards for the Wolves.