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31-51, 5th in Northwest

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say Mavs and Timberwolves discussed swapping Wesley Matthews and the No. 9 pick for Ricky Rubio and No. 7. However, a source described those talks as "dead" at this point. Dallas does not feel urgency to move up from No. 9.

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2dLuke Knox

Best No. 5 pick ever: Kevin Garnett

In 1995, the Timberwolves took Garnett, who finished with more career win shares than any other No. 5 selection in draft history, including Charles Barkley, Ray Allen and Scottie Pippen.

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3dChad Ford

Mock Draft 7.0: Wolves looking for right fit

Jonathan Isaac and Lauri Markkanen are both excellent fits for Minnesota. But Markkanen's ability to stretch the floor could be more valuable.

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6dJeff Goodman

Grade A Mock: What should the Timberwolves do?

This is a mock draft, but it's not an ordinary mock. This time, instead of making predictions, Jeff Goodman plays the role of decision-maker for each franchise.


Towns visits soccer club Paris Saint-Germain

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is known for his basketball moves, but could you imagine the 21-year-old in a soccer uniform? Well, Towns visited the popular French team Paris Saint-Germain and took pictures while sporting the club's new uniforms for next season.

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16dChad Ford

Mock Draft 6.0: Shakeup impacts Wolves at No. 7

Changes to the picks ahead of Minnesota in Chad Ford's latest mock have the Timberwolves now selecting a stretch-4 with less upside but more of a proven track record.

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Timberwolves name Thomas VP of community engagement

Former NBA player John Thomas, who grew up in Minneapolis and played college ball at the University of Minnesota, has been named the Timberwolves' vice president for community engagement.

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Derrick Rose had more points and assists per game, and a greater player efficiency rating, in four seasons with Tom Thibodeau's Bulls than he did under Fred Hoiberg and Jeff Hornacek.

Is Rose ready be a backup? (1:14)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Minnesota Timberwolves view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer, league sources told ESPN. Rose, 28, will be a free agent for the first time in his career after spending last season with the New York Knicks. It is unclear at this point which other outside teams besides the Timberwolves view Rose as a potential free-agent target. Some rival executives believe the San Antonio Spurs may have interest in Rose, depending on how the free-agent market for point guards develops. The Knicks, as of late in the regular season, hadn't ruled out the possibility of re-signing Rose, per sources.

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29dChad Ford

Big Board 7.0: Wolves, Mavs seek Markkanen?

If Arizona's 7-foot sharpshooter Lauri Markkanen is to be drafted in the top 10, Minnesota and Dallas are the most likely destinations.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones donated 30 laptops, as well as new projection equipment, to Excell Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minn., as part of Jones' first Write Your Own Story learning lab. The Apple Valley, Minn., native started working with Excell Academy last year after dean Justin Balvin (himself a former basketball player challenged NBA players to make 13 consecutive shots -- including one from half court -- or donate to the school.

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33dKevin Pelton

Pelton mail: Is Towns best paired with a center?

Karl-Anthony Towns has a perfect skill set for a modern NBA center, but playing him as a power forward next to a traditional center has its merits.

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Vote: What do you think about the All-NBA team?

Several NBA players voiced their displeasure with the All-NBA team and the implications for Paul George. What do you think about the selections and the new rule?

Team Stats

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

Team History