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.


Timberwolves take small steps to improve poor defense

New coach Chris Finch's philosophy — less thinking, more running — is exhausting, but his young, athletic team is doing a better job of contesting shots.


Edwards wins conference top rookie award for second month in row

The first overall pick in the 2020 draft averaged 21.6 points as the Wolves went 8-8.


Wolves let 10-point lead fizzle in overtime loss to New Orleans

Minnesota's offense stagnated after getting a 10-point late and they had no answer for Zion Williamson, who bullied them all night for 37 points. and got six fouls each on Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid.


Wolves build strategy into completing COVID vaccinations

After their win over Golden State on Thursday night, the Timberwolves attended to some necessary business before heading home.


Wolves' Culver shutting down season, will undergo ankle surgery

Jarrett Culver hadn't played in five games and had been out of the rotation for weeks before the Wolves announced he would officially miss the rest of the season because of an ankle injury.


Winning streak bringing much-needed good vibes to Timberwolves

Anthony Edwards said the locker room is a more pleasant place to be after four consecutive victories.


Edwards dominates late; Wolves beat Warriors for 4th win in row

After a slow start and being challenged by his coaches, rookie Anthony Edwards took over the game with his offense in the fourth quarter.


Culver to have ankle surgery, will miss rest of Timberwolves season

Second-year guard Jarrett Culver will have an arthroscopic procedure in early May.


Despite criticism, Wiggins has 'nothing but love' for Minnesota

The disdain Andrew Wiggins endured here hasn't stopped for him with Golden State. Recently, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith said he would trade the ex-Wolves player for 'a box of cookies.'


Thriving off the bench, Russell puts injury behind him

Point guard D'Angelo Russell has been providing an offensive spark since his 26-game absence while settling into a sixth-man role.