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Dieng ready to return; Butler not worried about six-point game

Wolves center Gorgui Dieng hadn't missed a game in two-plus seasons until his current three-game absence.


Dieng out for Timberwolves, Rudy Gobert out for Jazz tonight

Utah will play smaller and faster tonight with star big man Rudy Gobert out with a knee injury and former Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio facing his old team for the second time.


Dieng out injured for tonight's Wolves game at Phoenix

Wolves will play on without their two biggest backups in game against Suns


Georges-Hunt scores 34 in G League, then returns to Wolves

The shooting guard spent a day away from the big club while it was in Phoenix and will return for Saturday's game.


Wolves send Marcus Georges-Hunt to Iowa of G League

Georges-Hunt played in parts of six games for Minnesota.


Golden State's Durant won't play tonight against Timberwolves

The veteran star has a left thigh contusion, and won't suit up against the Northwest Division leaders.


Dwight Howard fined for obscene gesture to fan during Wolves game

The Charlotte center will pay the NBA $25,000.


Postgame: Wolves 7-3 after 10 games, head to Golden State

Wolves forward Taj Gibson wrapped his arms around teammate Andrew Wiggins after Wiggins scored a basket against the Hornets in the second half Sunday.

The team will go for six consecutive Wednesday at Golden State.


Game day: Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, Wolves' Jamal Crawford keep on keeping on

Timberwolves' first game of back-to-back weekend games features 39-year-old Nowitzki on one side and 37-year-old Crawford on the other.


Wolves' Gibson plans to be 'wrestling alligators' tonight vs. Pelicans

While most other NBA teams have gone small, the Pelicans go big with stars DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis beside each other


Now it’s Towns’ turn to be sick, but he vows to play for Wolves tonight

Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, left, promises he will play tonight in Miami even though he's not feeling well.

Heat center Hassan Whiteside is expected to miss his fifth consecutive game because of a bruised knee, but Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns promises he will play tonight in Miami even though he's not feeling well.


Jimmy Butler ready to return to Wolves lineup

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (23) laughed on the court in the second half.

The All-Star missed the past two games because of an upper respiratory infection, and the Wolves lost both games.


Butler will miss tonight's game in Detroit

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (23)

Jimmy Butler missed Tuesday's game against Indiana with an upper respiratory illness, a game in which the Pacers scored 130 points and shot 66.7 percent.


Butler out for Wolves vs. Pacers

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (23)

Three-time All Star Jimmy Butler will not play at Target Center tonight because of what the team termed an upper respiratory illness


NBA: Refs made 2 mistakes that helped Wolves at end of Thunder win

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113.

Tom Thibodeau acknowledged that he signaled for a time out that his team didn't have and a screen set by Karl-Anthony Towns for the winning shot wasn't legal.


Postgame: Wolves win went deeper than game-winning shot

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins (22) is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, right, as he shoots between Adams and Andre Roberson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

With the Thunder revving up offensively, eating up the 13-point lead the Wolves opened the fourth quarter with, Minnesota did not crumble.


Rubio returns 'home' with Jazz for Wolves home opener

Former Wolves star Ricky Rubio participated in a morning shootaround with his new Utah team at newly remodeled Target Center Friday and almost didn't recognize the place


Butler wants to know if Wolves will be 'the toughest team' no matter what

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) moved the ball down the court in front of fellow guard Jeff Teague (0) in the second quarter Saturday. ] AARON LAVINSKY ï aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The Minnesota Timberwolves played the Los Angeles Lakers in their first game of the NBA preseason on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Fans are curious to see what this remade team looks like and someone asked the team's newest star, Jimmy Butler, for the biggest question he has about the Wolves.


Wolves waive Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble and Shawne Williams

Saturday's cuts leave Marcus Georges-Hunt as 14th man on the 15-man big-league roster


Life in the G League: Wolves sign veteran Williams, expected to waive him Saturday

Wolves sign -- and are expected to soon release -- veteran NBA forward Shawne Williams in a move that's all about their new G League team in Iowa