The Wolves Beat

The Wolves Beat

Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.


Beal continues string of lights-out scoring nights against Wolves

The Wizards guard had 44 points Friday. His big night follows others from Kyrie Irving and D'Angelo Russell


Wiggins misses Friday's Wolves game for personal matter; Saturday status unknown

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins traveled to be with family in Toronto following the recent death of his grandmother.


Jeff Teague shows no signs of rust in return to lineup

The guard came off the bench and scored 16 points


Breakout season? Wiggins keeps it rolling in Timberwolves win

If you take Andrew Wiggins’ past six games, he is averaging 29 points, 4.8 assists, 4.2 rebounds. More important is how Wiggins is achieving those p

In another All-Star caliber performance, Andrew Wiggins had 33 points, six rebounds and five assists to help the Wolves earn a 120-114 win over the Pistons.


Okogie provides a boost in overtime for the Wolves

The Timberwolves Josh Okogie stole the ball during overtime as Golden State's Glen Robinson III attempted to cover

The versatile Josh Okogie did a little bit of everything on Friday night.


The cold truth: Why did D'Angelo Russell choose Warriors over Wolves?

DeAngelo Russell

There was a lot that Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell liked about the Timberwolves as he was going through free agency this summer. But he knew that winter was coming.


Wolves veteran Gorgui Dieng honored for his charity work

Gorgui Dieng (5) of the Minnesota Timberwolves. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Minneapolis, MN – September 30, 2019, Target Cen

Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng spends a significant part of his free time working to improve the lives of people in his native Senegal – and the NBA is recognizing him for his efforts.


Despite defeats, Wiggins stringing together series of strong games

Memphis forward Jae Crowder (99), Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22), and Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke chase a loose ball in the first half

Andrew Wiggins had 30 points at Memphis and has been shooting well of late from three-point range. Karl-Anthony Towns weighed in on his teammate's recent surge.


Wolves call up two from G-League because of point guard issues

Jaylen Nowell

The Timberwolves could be missing both of their main point guards, Jeff Teague and Shabazz Napier, for their game tonight at Memphis


'Greek Freak,' one of NBA's best, facing Wolves at Target Center

Giannis Antetokounmpo

In a game against Toronto over the weekend, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, shot 14-for-20, had 15 rebounds, handed out eight assists and blocked four shots.


With Towns suspended, Dieng comes through in big way for Wolves

Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng

There's one word that gets thrown in almost any conversation with a member of the Timberwolves when they talk about Gorgui Dieng – professional.


Wolves want NBA to look into Simmons' role in Towns-Embiid fight

Ben Simmons wrestled with Karl-Anthony Towns after the initial fight between Towns and Joel Embiid.

The 76ers guard was deemed a peacemaker by game officials, but the Wolves are contesting his role in the fight between Karl-Anthony


Towns vs. Embiid fight spills over to social media after Wednesday's game

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is led away after an altercation with Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA bask

The increasingly hostile back-and-forth between the two players puts the NBA in an awkward spot. It began with Joel Embiid firing the first shot, bragging on Twitter and making light of Karl-Anthony Towns' nickname


Wolves' Teague on Towns: 'I'm riding with him'

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns is led away after an altercation with Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid during the second half of an NBA bask

The Wolves guard joked the fight between Towns and Joel Embiid was "weak," but said it showed something about Towns


Karl-Anthony Towns earns player of the week honors

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns ran out during team introductions.

The NBA named Towns its Western Conference player of the week after he averaged 32 points and 13.3 rebounds in the Wolves' first three games.


'I made a lot of dumb decisions.' Wiggins responds to early benching with big finish

Wolves coach Ryan Saunders spoke with Andrew Wiggins in the fourth quarter Sunday night. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – Minneapol

During the first half of Sunday's Timberwolves 116-109 win over Miami, coach Ryan Saunders didn't like what he was seeing from forward Andrew Wiggins. So he pulled him from the game and told him about it.


Another monster game for Towns in Wolves' win

Karl-Anthony Towns

Wolves center was even better Friday than he was in Wednesday's opener


Report: Heat's Jimmy Butler expected to miss Sunday game vs. Wolves

Butler recently had a baby daughter is not expected to be on the Heat's upcoming trip, meaning he will miss the Wolves' home opener.


Overtime provides Wiggins a little redemption in Wolves victory

Nets center Jarrett Allen defends against Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins during the first half

Andrew Wiggins on Wednesday overcame a rough night shooting to score some of the Wolves' biggest points in the season-opening win.


Wolves guard Teague: 'I don’t think I’ll ever be 100 percent, but I feel OK'

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Tu

Jeff Teague had ankle surgery in April that kept him from playing much of the offseason.