The Wolves Beat

The Wolves Beat

Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.


Hernangomez away from Wolves as he shoots Adam Sandler movie

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juan Hernangomez (41) celebrated a 3-pointer scored against the LA Clippers in the second half. ] Aaron Lavinsky • aa

Juancho Hernangomez won't be a part of the team's group workouts, which start next week, because he had committed to filming "Hustle."


After Wolves drama, Butler finds vindication and success in Miami

After Wolves drama, Butler finds vindication and success in Miami

The two seasons since Jimmy Butler left Minnesota have shown maybe he does know a thing or two about winning at a high level in the NBA.


Mailbag: If Wolves trade the No. 1 overall pick, what could they get?

Mailbag: If Wolves trade the No. 1 overall pick, what could they get?

There are a lot of potential targets for the Wolves if they decide to trade the No. 1 overall pick for an established star or a package of players. Chris Hine breaks down the options.


Timberwolves, Lynx launch new voter registration initiatives

The new practice court for the Timberwolves and Lynx

"Pack the Vote" will feature in-person and online voter registration efforts.


Okogie featured first in new YouTube series on social justice

Okogie featured first in new YouTube series on social justice

The Wolves and Lynx have launched a series called 'Voices." First up was a trip by Josh Okogie and assistant strength and conditioning coach Kurt Joseph to the George Floyd memorial.


Wolves officially get Brooklyn's first-round pick

Brooklyn Nets' Caris LeVert (22) looks to pass the ball as Sacramento Kings' Alex Len, left, and Harrison Barnes defend during the second half of an N

With the Nets clinching a playoff spot, the Wolves now pick up a second, first-round pick in this year's NBA draft.


After years of animosity, Garnett looks to make peace with Taylor

Glen Taylor and Kevin Garnett talked during the WNBA playoffs in 2015.

Kevin Garnett hasn't minced words about his feelings toward the Wolves owner as recently as April, when he said that he "doesn't do business with snakes."


Wolves mailbag: Devin Booker is nice, but what about Ben Simmons?

Ben Simmons ending up with the Wolves? How could that play out?

Who will be back from the Wolves massive roster makeover? What are the chances for landing another top star in a deal? Plus the Wolves' standing in NBA swag ratings and more.


Q&A with Wolves and Lynx COO Ryan Tanke

Tanks touched on Thursday's blood drive at Target Center, recent team layoffs and how the team is planning to re-welcome fans.


Rosas won't give specfics, but feels 'positive' about Towns' injured wrist

Karl-Anthony Towns (32)

In February, star center Karl-Anthony Towns and the Wolves elected to try to have the wrist heal on its own without opting for surgery. There have been no specifics offered since.


Timberwolves, Lynx make Election Day a company holiday

FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, a voter casts his ballot during Florida's primary election

The teams are giving employees the day off Nov. 3 to exercise their right to vote.


What the NBA's return-to-play plan means for the Wolves' lottery odds

The Wolves will have a 14% chance of landing the top pick in the upcoming draft.


Wolves mailbag: Has Gersson Rosas done a good job running the team?

Wolves mailbag: Has Gersson Rosas done a good job running the team?

Given everything that's happened during his first year on the job, is it possible to give the Timberwolves president anything but an incomplete for his work?


Wolves mailbag: Who's the starting power forward next year?

Wolves mailbag: Who's the starting power forward next year?

Among other things, there are questions about the big men the team will have to complement Karl-Anthony Towns for the 2020-21 season.


Mailbag: Will the Wolves trade draft picks? Can they get Booker?

Mailbag: Will the Wolves trade draft picks? Can they get Booker?

Monday was a mournful day for the Timberwolves organization following the death of Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, the mother of center Karl-Anthony Towns. But readers still have a lot of questions about the team, and beat writer Chris Hine has answers.


Wolves owner Taylor: KG's Hall of Fame induction 'an honor so well deserved'

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett at a game in January 2016.

Team's owner praises Garnett's accomplishment despite their rocky relationship in recent years


Lynx Mailbag: What's up with Maya -- and will season start on time?

Lynx Mailbag: What's up with Maya -- and will season start on time?

Kent Youngblood answers your two biggest questions.


Wolves' Towns reveals his mother is in hospital battling COVID-19

Jacqueline Cruz-Towns and Karl-Anthony Towns before a photo shoot at the end of his rookie season with the Wolves in 2016.

Karl-Anthony Towns said his mother is in the hospital and currently in a medically-induced coma as she battles COVID-19. "We're going to keep fighting," he said.


Wolves Mailbag: Will the team be able to keep Malik Beasley?

Wolves Mailbag: Will the team be able to keep Malik Beasley?

Timberwolves beat writer Chris Hine answers a bunch of your burning questions about the NBA.


Glen Taylor pledges $1 million relief fund for Target Center part-time workers

Target Center.

Owner said he wanted to make sure workers aren't negatively affected financially during coronavirus pandemic.