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SBNation - Sun Nov 11 3:34 PM
With Karl-Anthony Towns locked up long-term, Minnesota needs to take a comprehensive approach to building the next great Wolves team. When the Minnesota Timberwolves first landed Jimmy Butler to team up with Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and, eventually, Jeff Teague , there was talk that the...
SBNation - Sat Oct 20 2:06 AM
The Wolves home opener was a predictable mess. Jimmy Butler was met with a helping of boos in his first game at home since he requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves . The only person met with a worse roar from his own fans was head coach Tom Thibodeau , who has reportedly been in dispu...
SBNation - Fri Oct 19 3:27 PM
Hint: A player on the Wolves isn’t doing it right. The NBA doesn’t make trades like any other league on this big round Earth. It doesn’t live in a wonderful utopia where mutual sides agree it’s time to move on. Instead, the NBA rides waves of Jimmy Butler screaming “You can’t win without me” in a...
SBNation - Fri Oct 12 1:07 PM
We have that and more in Friday’s NBA newsletter. ESPN’s Jorge Sedano reported on Thursday that the Heat and Wolves were recently very close to reaching a deal to send Jimmy Butler to Miami , but that Tom Thibodeau raised the asking price at the very last minute, leading Heat jefe Pat Riley to sh...
SBNation - Wed Oct 10 10:19 PM
Butler told the Wolves “you can’t win without me.” He’s right. Jimmy Butler is demanding. He’s impatient. He is obviously not easy to work with. He may be a tad bit rude. But when the disenfranchised Timberwolves star finally showed at practice on Wednesday afternoon only to curse out teammates,...
SBNation - Tue Oct 9 6:01 PM
The Wolves haven’t made any progress on Butler trades, but the Rockets are interested. Houston has ways to land the all-star, whether Minnesota deals with them or not. New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta admits he walked into a nearly perfect basketball situation when he purchased the franc...
SBNation - Wed Sep 26 8:26 PM
Miami can deal with Minnesota directly, or reel in a third or even fourth team. The choice is theirs. The Heat and Wolves just have to find the right deal. First, Jimmy Butler ’s preferred trade destinations were reportedly the Knicks , Nets , and Clippers . Now, there’s a new team the disgruntle...
SBNation - Sat Sep 22 1:36 AM
Thibodeau doesn’t want to deal Butler. So Glen Taylor, the team’s owner, is telling teams to contact him, per report. The Minnesota Timberwolves ’ front office is in a state of chaos, and it’s all centered on Jimmy Butler , who requested a trade from the organization earlier in the week. Accordin...
SBNation - Wed Sep 19 9:59 PM
Butler has his ideal landing spots, but the Wolves can move him anywhere. Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves , according to The Athletics’ Jon Krawczynski . The star met with head coach Tom Thibodeau in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and reportedly gave a list of desired...
SBNation - Sun Sep 16 3:39 PM
Butler’s impending meeting with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Layden is ominous, but at least they’re addressing his displeasure now rather than later. Jimmy Butler is set to meet with Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden on Monday for an ominous discussion about his future, accord...
SBNation - Mon Sep 10 7:44 PM
Luol Deng signing with the Wolves is more proof that Thibs is bringing the gang back together in Minnesota. Add Luol Deng to the list of former Chicago Bulls players that head coach and team president Tom Thibodeau is rallying together in Minnesota. Deng agreed to a one-year deal at the vet’s min...
SBNation - Fri Jul 13 11:32 PM
It’s exactly what he’s supposed to do. Jimmy Butler set NBA — mainly Timberwolves — Twitter on fire when KSTP’s Darren Wolfson reported the All-Star wing declined a four-year, max contract extension in the $110 million range. And to the untrained eye, Friday’s news may be indication that Butler d...
SBNation - Tue May 8 11:39 PM
Brunson has been an assistant coach for the Wolves since 2016. Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson resigned from his position on Tuesday, the team announced. According to The Athletic , his resignation is a result of allegations of improper conduct towards women. During the playof...
SBNation - Sun Apr 22 3:14 AM
The Wolves got their first playoff win in 14 years against the league’s best team. Many wrote them off. Minnesota’s still got a chance. The Minnesota Timberwolves hadn’t played a playoff game at home in 14 years. There was added incentive for them, not just to put on a show for their hometown fan...
SBNation - Wed Apr 18 1:13 PM
The Houston Rockets hope to continue their dominance over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. The Houston Rockets are 7-0 straight up over their last seven games against the Minnesota Timberwolves and 4-1 against the spread over their...
SBNation - Thu Apr 12 3:56 AM
It was a fight to the finish in a loser goes home matchup between the Wolves and Nuggets. Minnesota isn’t going fishing just yet. The Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves played the biggest game of their respective years in the season finale against one another on Wednesday night. The implic...
SBNation - Fri Apr 6 6:48 AM
The Wolves have been a shell of themselves since Jimmy Butler’s injury. They could miss the playoffs if he doesn’t come back in time. The Timberwolves suffered a disappointing loss to the Denver Nuggets late Thursday night. Now, a once shoo-in for a top-four playoff spot in the Western Conference...
SBNation - Thu Mar 29 3:55 AM
Towns definitely had time, you’ll see. Well, Karl-Anthony Towns definitely had time. On Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves star set a franchise record with 56 points in a 126-114 win against the Atlanta Hawks , adding 15 rebounds and four assists on 19-of-32 shooting, and it’s all despite Ben...
SBNation - Thu Mar 8 8:03 PM
Derrick Rose signing with the Wolves cements the though that Thibs is bringing the gang back in Minnesota. Derrick Rose signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, confirming one thing everyone knew, but could’ve used more confirmation for anyway: Tom Thibodeau is br...
SBNation - Thu Mar 1 3:06 PM
The Portland Trail Blazers will try to stay hot when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night as betting chalk in a key Western Conference matchup. The Portland Trail Blazers are 6-1 straight up and 5-2 against the spread over their last seven games including a current winning strea...
SBNation - Mon Feb 19 1:25 PM
Of the conference’s three standout teams, only one returns its quarterback. Justice Hansen gives the Red Wolves the edge. At the end of each conference previews run-through, I take a look at how I perceive the conference’s balance of power heading into the season. This is in no way based on sched...
SBNation - Tue Feb 13 1:59 PM
The Houston Rockets will look to stay hot on the road when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves as betting chalk at the sportsbooks on Tuesday night. The Houston Rockets are 8-0 straight up and 4-4 against the spread over their last eight games. The Rockets will try to extend that streak to nine...
SBNation - Wed Jan 17 1:35 AM
Another NBA fight! Magic guard Arron Afflalo and Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica were ejected on Tuesday night. Afflalo attempted to throw a punch and missed, and Bjelica countered by putting the guard in a headlock. Bjelica stands five inches taller than Afflalo. The two began fighting play...
SBNation - Tue Jan 9 1:25 PM
They both fixed Wolves. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. The Minnesota Timberwolves, a big 10 games over .500 and two games out of the No. 3 seed in the West, smacked the Cleveland Cavaliers by 28 on Monday . The Target Center was loud, Andrew Wiggins had a helluva game -- it’s...
SBNation - Sun Dec 17 1:49 PM
Christmas sweaters on the sideline are this guy’s thing. Arkansas State inside receivers coach Kyle Cefalo wore a Christmas sweater to the Red Wolves’ Camellia Bowl game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Witness Cefalo, in a Christmas sweater, pulling his furious head coach Blake Anderson awa...
SBNation - Sun Dec 17 4:44 AM
Christmas sweaters on the sideline are this guy’s thing. Arkansas State inside receivers coach Kyle Cefalo wore a Christmas sweater to the Red Wolves’ Camellia Bowl game against Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Witness Cefalo, in a Christmas sweater, pulling his furious head coach Blake Anderson awa...
SBNation - Tue Oct 24 4:59 PM
The addition of Jimmy Butler gave Andrew Wiggins less to do. As a result, he's doing more. Andrew Wiggins made a promise to Minnesota Timberwolves’ owner Glen Taylor that he’d commit to improving as an all-around player before signing a $147 million contract extension . It was a gamble for Minnes...
SBNation - Sun Sep 3 5:52 AM
The Red Wolves’ tying bid at the buzzer was so close. Nebraska beat Arkansas State on Saturday, 43-36. After A-State scored and recovered an onside kick with 46 seconds left, the Red Wolves nearly tied it. Arkansas State was fingertips away from tying the game at the last moment, twice having bal...
SBNation - Sat Sep 2 2:32 PM
The Huskers host the Red Wolves in Lincoln. The Nebraska Cornhuskers host the Arkansas State Red Wolves Saturday night in Lincoln. It’s the first game of 2017 for each team, and it’s potentially a good one. The Huskers are entering what looks like a transitional year . Their offense wasn’t much g...
SBNation - Fri Jun 23 5:23 PM
The Timberwolves shocked the NBA by stealing the All-Star from the Bulls. The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick to the Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick. The Bulls then used the seventh pick to take sharpshooting big man Lauri Markkanen out...