2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
29-53, 5th in Northwest
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Will Wolves bring back Dieng?

Gorgui Dieng will finish his rookie contract in 2016-17. Kevin Pelton writes that Minnesota must decide if the 26-year-old center is a good match up front with rookie of the year Karl-Anthony Towns. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Wolves should continue climb in West

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus shows a significant improvement based simply on the players' statistics. What will the addition of new head coach Tom Thibodeau mean? Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Timberwolves' Towns is face of MyNBA2K17 app

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been tabbed to be the face of 2K's mobile companion application to NBA 2K17 video game, which is set to launch on Sept. 8.

With 11th pick in 2017 draft, Wolves would ...

Chad Ford confesses he doesn't see Minnesota drafting this early. But in this slot, the guess is 6-foot-7 guard Terrance Ferguson of Australia. The 19-year-old was headed to the University of Arizona, then decided to play pro ball at home this coming season. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Timberwolves' Rubio ready to mentor rookie Dunn

After helping Spain win bronze at the Olympics, Ricky Rubio is ready to return to Minnesota and help mentor Kris Dunn, the Timberwolves' new point guard and first-round draft pick.

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Coach K could certainly hear Thibs

Mike Krzyzewski was obviously pleased with Tom Thibodeau's defensive input during Team USA's run to the gold medal. Jim Souhan reports that Coach K was also impressed by the voice of the new Wolves coach. Star Tribune

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Rough 'audition' for Ricky Rubio

The Timberwolves' incumbent point guard faced Team USA, whose staff includes new Minnesota head coach Tom Thibodeau, on Friday. Rubio started but played only 14 minutes in Spain's 82-76 loss. He missed all four of his field-goal attempts, both of hit free-throw tries and committed three fouls. Game recap

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Spain's knees won't knock vs. Team USA?

Fran Fraschilla, ESPN's international basketball expert, doesn't see Spain being intimidated in Friday's Olympic men's basketball semifinal. He cites a roster full of NBA experience, such as Ricky Rubio. Four biggest things to watch for (Insider)

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10dChad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Ranking 10 best sophomores this NBA season

Who will be the top 10 sophomores in 2016-17? Where do D'Angelo Russell, Justise Winslow and Devin Booker land? Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton rank the NBA's best second-year players.

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Can Kris Dunn be NBA's rookie of the year?

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton note that Dunn arrives in Minnesota as the backup point guard behind Ricky Rubio. But each believes the Providence product will be one of the league's most impressive newcomers. Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

Zach LaVine makes defender look all sorts of silly (0:25)
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13dSam Henken

Zach LaVine breaks ankles

Zach LaVine sent his defender flying with a quick pull-up in the Seattle Pro-Am All-Star game.

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25dRachel Marcus

Wiggins attempts 720-degree dunk

Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins -- at 6-foot-8 -- has more grace trying this than some people have just walking.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.415th
Rebounds Per Game41.629th
Assists Per Game23.48th
Points Allowed106.023rd

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