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.


Mavericks dominate final minutes, waltz past Timberwolves in Game 3

The Wolves face a tall task: No team has ever rebounded from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series.


Edwards might be showing youth at the wrong moment

Is the Timberwolves' star guard too young to seize the mantle in the NBA playoffs?


Wolves fall to Mavs 109-108 as Gobert takes blame for Doncic's winning three

Wolves center Rudy Gobert was trusted to defend Dallas star Luka Doncic one-on-one, but Doncic created enough space for a stepback three with 3.1 seconds left.


Game 2 recap: A quarter-by-quarter look at Wolves' 109-108 loss to Mavericks

The Timberwolves led by as many as 18 points, but couldn't hold onto a late lead as Dallas escaped Minnesota with a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.


Behind the Wolves defense: 'Divorced parents trying to co-parent'

Rudy Gobert and Elston Turner have a unique, and sometimes angry, relationship.


Old problem returns to haunt Wolves in Game 1 loss to Dallas

Coach Chris Finch was blunt about the reason why the Timberwolves dropped the opener in the Western Conference finals after leading for most of the game. "Bad shots, turnovers, no composure"


Mavericks rally, stun Wolves in Western Conference finals opener

Luka Doncic led a fourth-quarter rally to give Dallas the early series edge and steal homecourt advantage.


Edwards makes All-NBA second team, adds to Wolves' salary cap equation

The Timberwolves guard made his first All-NBA team, and the award comes with an increase in his next contract.


Wolves prepare for healing, dealing Mavericks in conference finals

With injured stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving back in the lineup and P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford obtained through trades, Dallas presents a much different look than the Wolves faced during the regular season.


From out of action to key roles, two Wolves sparking success

Naz Reid broke his wrist during a late-season game in 2023 and Jaden McDaniels missed the playoffs after punching a wall in frustration. Right now, they are among the Wolves' top contributors.