2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
31-51, 5th in Northwest
Butler begins new chapter in Minnesota (2:06)
Thibodeau says Butler is a 'perfect fit for us' (1:35)
More hyped about Sixers or Wolves? (1:45)
Timberwolves are clear winners on draft night (2:15)
Butler acquisition smart for Wolves (0:32)
Stats & Info

Landing Butler a boon for Minnesota

In Jimmy Butler, the Timberwolves are getting one of the best clutch players in the NBA. The Wolves were 15-30 (.333) in games in which they played clutch time minutes this past season, the third-worst win percentage in the NBA behind the Nets (.317) and Lakers (.326).

Stats & Info

Wolves poised to end playoff drought?

Following the acquisition of three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler, Minnesota's odds to win the 2017-18 NBA title -- never mind make the playoffs -- improved from 100-1 to 60-1 at Westgate Las Vegas.

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Thibodeau on Wolves' deal for Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau talks about Minnesota's acquisition of Jimmy Butler, being reunited with Butler, Butler's development with the Bulls, the timing of the trade and more.

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Timberwolves among the winners of draft night

The Wolves needed a veteran star to pull the team together and Jimmy Butler should be ideal in that role. Justin Patton, the No. 16 pick, has major upside.

Wolves make splash with Butler trade (0:52)
Thibodeau: Butler is going into prime of his career (0:40)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Undrafted rookie Charles Cooke out of Dayton has agreed to a free-agent contract with Minnesota, league sources tell ESPN.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Sources: Minnesota Timberwolves attempting to secure a second round pick.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Justin Patton is the first Creighton freshman to be drafted in any round, the 2nd in the last 4 years to be drafted in the first round (2014 Doug McDermott).

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Justin Patton ranks 20th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model with a 14% chance of being a starter in the league due to very efficient scoring in college.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 16 overall pick, the Bulls selected Justin Patton (C, Creighton), but he's headed to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler trade. Patton is the fourth player ever drafted out of Creighton in the first round.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.613th
Rebounds Per Game42.425th
Assists Per Game23.79th
Points Allowed106.7Tied-18th

Team History