The Wolves Beat

The Wolves Beat

Chris Hine covers the Minnesota Timberwolves for the Star Tribune.


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.


Towns making $100,000 donation to Mayo for COVID-19 research

Wolves star Karl-Anthony Towns sat at Hopkins High School earlier this month watching Paige Bueckers play.

Karl-Anthony Towns made the announcement on Instagram as the Mayo Clinic begins rolling out a test for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.


Wolves set to fly back to Minneapolis today, hope to practice soon

The Timberwolves stayed in Houston after playing the Rockets on Tuesday.

The Wolves may be able to resume practicing soon, as Dallas owner Mark Cuban said Wednesday night the league has told teams it could keep practicing even though the season is on hold.


Beasley's tough night a product of increased attention

Rockets guard James Harden reaches behind Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley

Wolves shooting guard Malik Beasley is starting to draw more attention from opposing defenses, Ryan Saunders says.


Saunders explains why red-hot Beasley sat during 4th quarter Wolves loss

Ryan Saunders was hoping Friday's game would be closer when it was time to bring Malik Beasley back in. It wasn't.


James Johnson says Wolves have no 'fake gym rats'

The Timberwolves' James Johnson goes up for a rebound against Dallas Mavericks' Justin Johnson

James Johnson has been a connecting force for the Wolves since arriving at the trade deadline. He said his new teammates are committed to improving, even in tough times


Wolves praise Reid's performances in win over Pelicans

Timberwolves center Naz Reid

Zion Williamson had 25 points, but the undrafted Naz Reid held his own, scoring 13 points and grabbing 14 rebounds for his first career double-double that earned the praise of teammates and coaches along the way.


Wolves agree to buyout with Crabbe

Allen Crabbe

Allen Crabbe arrived in Minnesota after the Wolves traded Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham to Atlanta to get him on Jan. 16. He played in just nine games and averaged 3.2 points.


Russell held scoreless in fourth quarter of loss to Magic

Orlando guard Markelle Fultz, right, scoops up a loose ball next to Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell during the second half

D'Angelo Russell had scored 28 points before that, but "blitzing" Magic defense kept him off the score sheet in 4th.