The Wolves Beat
Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.
With two weeks before training camp, the Timberwolves announced the last additions to Ryan Saunders' staff, among them a former New Orleans assistant who works with All-Star Anthony Davis.
Sam Newman-Beck, a former Wolves staff member, is returning to the organization as the team's G-League coach.
The Timberwolves announced their preseason schedule for the upcoming season.
Kevin Hanson spent the last four season on the Pelicans staff and according to the Pelicans' website, worked "extensively" with All-Star Anthony Davis.
President Gersson Rosas said the Timberwolves are taking calculated risks with some of their signings this offseason.
Veteran forward is set to sign with Portland
The Timberwolves made their first moves of free agency on Monday. The most notable move was the signing of former Warriors forward Jordan Bell to a one-year, $1.6 million deal, a source confirmed.
The Wolves still have needs at point guard and power forward.
Rose is expected to sign a two-year, $15 million deal with Detroit and Gibson to sign a two-year, $20 million deal with New York.
Pete Philo, who worked with the Wolves from 2005-13, was convicted of rape in 2000.
The deal is for one year and is seen as a formality before Jones fields potentially longer-term, more lucrative offers in free agency.
Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas said a lot of work from the team's staff went into the trade that netted Jarrett Culver.
The Wolves are right in the thick of things during Gersson Rosas' first offseason.
The Timberwolves' second unit played well for a second consecutive night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 23 rebounds in a win over the Grizzlies.
The rookie bounced back from recent struggles with solid defense on James Harden and 21 points.
Cameron Reynolds, who was on his second 10-day contract, is going to be a member for the Wolves for a while longer
Karl-Anthony Towns on Thursday fouled out for the ninth time this season.
Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson filled the scoring void left by injured Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
Derrick Rose extended his playing time to 30 minutes as the Wolves defeated the Wizards.