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Chris Hine is the Timberwolves reporter at the Star Tribune.

Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.


Next up for Timberwolves: The NBA draft (in October)

The Wolves are one of eight teams that won't take part if the NBA's plan to resume the season is approved, as expected, by the players' union.


Okogie's message about being black in America: 'We're never safe'

Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie said George Floyd's death is another example of just how vulnerable black people are — regardless of whether they're in the NBA or not.


If NBA returns this season, Wolves might not make the cut

It's possible the Wolves' last game was on March 10 in Houston. Several return to play scenarios have circulated recently, and some of those include leaving teams near the bottom of the standings out of the mix.


NBA says it is looking into resuming play in Orlando

League would aim for late July start but might leave some teams home.


Wolves, NBA join Mayo Clinic on coronavirus study

Doctors hope to develop way to detect antibodies using just a pin prick.


Wolves opening practice facility for individual workouts

The Timberwolves are joining other NBA teams in opening their practice facility to players for individual workouts starting Thursday.


NBA on hold, Wolves writer Hine goes from courtside to piano bench

The Timberwolves beat writer can go to his right or left hand when it comes to the keyboard, a skill he's reconnected with during life without NBA travel.


NBA appears willing to delay start of next season to finish 2019-20

Optimism has increased in the league office for a resumption of the season, with the NBA looking at one or two "bubble" sites in Las Vegas and Orlando.


Sports fan experience may never be the same after pandemic

At some point in the future — perhaps in months, perhaps a year or more — it will be safe for fans to attend games again. But how will their behavior change?


As NBA eases restrictions, Wolves practice facility remains closed

Minnesota's stay-at-home order supersedes the league's slow return guidelines.