Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Minnesota Timberwolves, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
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Minnesota added Jimmy Butler, Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford this offseason. Will the addition of so many experienced players be enough to snap a 13-year playoff drought?
After six uneven years in Chicago, Jimmy Butler sets his sights on guiding a young but promising Wolves squad to new heights.
La disputa por el MVP de la Liga Americana entre José Altuve y Aaron Judge ha pasado a segundo plano porque ambos jugadores tratan de liderar a sus equipos para avanzar a la Serie Mundial.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free-agent forward Shawne Williams, but he won't be there long.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are favorites to win their respective conferences and...
Towns joining Dirk Nowitzki as the only big men in the hallowed 50-40-90 club could someday be a possibility, but leaping from 82 to 90 percent at the line in one season is a lot to ask.
Marcus Georges-Hunt is hoping his toughness and willingness to play hard-nosed defense can help him make the Timberwolves' roster.
Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Kevin Pelton weigh in on Isaiah Thomas' grudge toward Danny Ainge, Kyrie Irving's dis toward Cleveland, Joel Embiid, the Wolves and more.
Butler certainly has the capability to make a strong statistical case for the award, but history tells us players that weren't top-15 draft picks haven't fared well in the voting in the modern era.
Stephen Curry gave away shoes. Taj Gibson got a custom fitting. JaVale McGee felt the love of the game. Golden State and Minnesota made the most of their preseason trip to China, soaking in the adoration of a basketball-loving nation.
Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau saw the growth coming during the development of Yao Ming. Commissioner Adam Silver said the NBA's continued cultivation of 1.3 billion potential fans in China has created knowledgeable customers who are ready to spend.
Bobby Marks ESPN
The Andrew Wiggins $25.3M salary next season will rank 6th among small forwards. LeBron James, Gordon Hayward, Carmelo Anthony, Otto Porter and Kevin Durant round out the top 5.
Bobby Marks ESPN
First year cap hit in the Andrew Wiggins $146.5M extension is a $25.3M. The extension is based on 25% of the 2018-19 projected $101M salary cap. Wiggins had a $22.7M free agent cap hold going into next summer. Because of the large cap hold, Minnesota would not have had cap space in July even if the Timberwolves had not extended Wiggins.
Swingman Andrew Wiggins has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Timberwolves, the team announced.
Andrew Wiggins got his new deal. Now the challenge is for Wiggins to become a max player.
Minnesota head coach Tom Thibodeau is planning to bring big man Gorgui Dieng off the bench this season after he started all 82 games in 2016-17.
This roster needed one thing: defense. So Tom Thibodeau acquired Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson.
Boy, does it suck to be in the West. There are at least seven teams competing for the last four playoff spots, and they are all solid. Good luck picking which four make it.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Thibs had this interesting nugget towards the end of his postgame press conference in Shanghai. No doubt something he has shared with his team. "If you're waiting on potential, you're waiting on losing. So we can't wait on potential any longer."