Reporter | Timberwolves

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.


Wolves helping players maintain their mental, emotional fitness, too

The Wolves are supporting their players the best they can during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Wolves players not among those in NBA tested for coronavirus

Ten NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 and the league has come under criticism, some wondering how the NBA had such quick access to testing amid shortages across the country.


Minnesota teams step up to aid arena workers affected by lack of games

Professional sports teams in the Twin Cities moved to help assist employees who will be out of work during the shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Timberwolves, like other NBA teams, drifting in uncharted waters

The NBA was the first pro league to react strongly to threat of coronavirus.


Wolves return home, pondering next steps in disrupted NBA season

CEO Ethan Casson said players have not been tested for coronavirus because none of them has displayed symptoms.


NBA continues to play it safe; no team meetings or workouts until Monday

Players must stick around until Monday but can't hold group workouts together.


NBA suspends season after player tests positive for COVID-19

The league's announcement, which came around 8:30 p.m., capped a long day of the league discussing what it should do amid the mounting pandemic.


Russell's 28 not enough for Wolves to overcome Harden, Westbrook

James Harden and Russell Westbrook filled the stat sheet and played their best basketball over the final 15 minutes to snap Houston's four-game losing streak while sending the Wolves to their third straight loss.


Covington returns after 'year of growth' with Wolves

Robert Covington, after being dealt to the Rockets after injuries and setbacks in Minnesota, returned to Target Center for the Wolves' game against Charlotte just before the All-Star break.


Russell's mini-slump is major problem for Wolves

Call it what you want — a slump, a mini-slump, a funk — but D'Angelo Russell hasn't been hitting shots like he's accustomed to over the past two games.