2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
6-9, 5th in Northwest
Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
5h

Wolves owner: Wasted time persuading Butler

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor opened up about Jimmy Butler's trade to the 76ers, saying the saga overshadowed the start of the season and led to a "negative environment" in Minnesota.

Wiggins kick Mirotic rising for dunk (0:35)
KAT finishes tough and-1 bucket (0:29)
Covington throws down dunk after steal (0:19)
Teague drops no-look pass to Gibson for slam (0:19)
Saric beats buzzer for 1st points with Timberwolves (0:20)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Jarryd Bayless had some thoughtful insight on what it feels like to be traded mid-season: "I think just the transition is the hardest part. I know this is the first time they've been through this. Taking your life and uprooting your life in an hour is difficult. For me, I've been through it so I kind of knew the things that were going to come with that. For younger guys, I think that's the toughest part – trying to figure out that whole thing with clothes and your car and just getting your life back in order. As far as the basketball, I know they'll get up to speed and I'll get up to speed quickly. And just try to get everything else back into a cohesive unit."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Robert Covington said Karl-Anthony Towns has gifted his new teammates with the most important item for a new Minnesota resident: hefty coats. They were waiting in their hotel rooms.

Simmons, Embiid excited for Butler's arrival (1:00)
Towns goes for 25 points, 21 boards in Wolves' win (1:23)
Rose hits dagger step-back jumper (0:18)
Rose finds Gibson for big finish (0:17)
Thibodeau: 'Almost every team' called about Butler trade (0:54)
Towns throws down thunderous putback (0:18)
Towns bullies Dinwiddie for bucket (0:15)
Teague double-clutches for and-1 (0:20)
Rose steals and scores (0:25)
Kyle Terada/USA TODAY
3dMalika Andrews

Thibodeau insists Butler deal met Wolves' targets

In his first comments since trading Jimmy Butler, Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau was surgical in describing the deal that sent the All-Star guard to Philadelphia.

0:52

Malika Andrews ESPN 

"It's rare when you have the opportunity to get a top 10 player," Thibodeau said of acquiring Butler. "We knew there was risk involved with it. We saw the impact that he had last year — and it was important — and then we went to the next step."

0:28

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Tom Thibodeau addresses the Jimmy Butler trade for the first time.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.914th
Rebounds Per Game43.821st
Assists Per Game22.918th
Points Allowed116.228th

Find Tickets

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-1969.400
2017-184735.573
2016-173151.378
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195