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Derrick Rose Undergoes Successful Elbow Surgery

Mar 23, 2019 6:12 PM

Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow on Saturday.

Rose, who was ruled out for the season earlier this week, will be out indefinitely.

Rose averaged 18 points and 4.3 assists per game this season, his highest totals since 2016. 

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Wolves Rule Out Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose, Robert Covington For Remainder Of Season

Mar 21, 2019 11:34 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have ruled out Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague for the remainder of the season.

Covington has missed the last 34 games while recovering from a right knee bone bruise, originally suffered on December 31 at New Orleans. Covington had made improvements in his recovery and had progressed to on-court activities, in preparation to rejoin the team. However, he recently suffered a setback which will require further treatment before returning to the court and as a result, is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Rose has missed the last four games while experiencing soreness and swelling in his right elbow. An MRI taken Tuesday at Mayo Clinic Square revealed a chip fracture and a loose body in his elbow. The team and Rose are currently exploring further treatment options and he is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Teague has missed the last four games after reaggravating a left foot injury, originally suffered in December. On Tuesday, Teague received an injection designed to treat chronic inflammation. He will wear a boot and is scheduled to be reevaluated in approximately three weeks. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

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Wolves Sign Cameron Reynolds For Remainder Of Season

Mar 19, 2019 6:12 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Cameron Reynolds for the remainder of the season.

Reynolds, 24, has appeared in seven games for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 3.7 points in 14.9 minutes per game. The Wolves signed Reynolds to a 10-Day Contract on February 27, 2019 and to a second 10-Day Contract on March 9, 2019.

The 6-8 forward played in 33 games (nine starts) for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League this season, averaging 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 28.0 minutes per game.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Not Interested In Shutting It Down Before Season Concludes

Mar 13, 2019 7:28 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns is not interested in shutting it down at some point this season as the Minnesota Timberwolves' playoff hopes evaporate.

"I can't do that," said Towns. "I've got too much pride in playing. I've got too much pride in being on the court with my guys. If (fans) worry about me getting hurt, I was much more hurt last year. I'm not too worried about that. This ain't nothin."

Towns will receive an additional $32 million on his contract extension if he makes one of the All-NBA teams this season.

Towns has been one of the NBA's most durable players, starting in 303 straight games before his car accident.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Sits Out Game With Knee Soreness, MRI Reveals No Serious Damage

Mar 11, 2019 1:11 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns may only miss a few games after an MRI revealed soreness in his right knee.

The diagnosis was a relief after Towns suffered a non-contact knee injury the night before.

"We have very smart medical people here and we have people who make informed decisions on things and we have good communicators so we're all going to communicate that and make sure everybody is on the same page," said Towns of his potential return to the court.

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Wolves Sign Cameron Reynolds To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 10, 2019 8:37 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed forward Cameron Reynolds to a second 10-Day Contract.

Reynolds, 24, has appeared in two games for the Timberwolves this season, averaging 2.0 points in 3.5 minutes per game. The Wolves originally signed Reynolds to a 10-Day Contract on February 27, 2019.

The 6-8 forward has played in 33 games (nine starts) for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League this season, averaging 16.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 28.0 minutes per game.

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Russell Westbrook Tells Karl-Anthony Towns To Make Playoffs Before Talking Trash

Mar 7, 2019 1:21 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns stated that he's been focusing on playing more aggressively following his 41-point performance in a 131-120 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

“I’m trying to find ways to be aggressive, more aggressive than I’ve been all season. Just finding ways to unleash another part of myself that I’ve not done since I’ve been in the league," said Towns.

That aggressiveness includes talking trash, which Russell Westbrook did not appreciate.

“Get to the f----- playoffs before you speak to me,” Westbrook told Towns during the game.

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Ryan Saunders Has 'Good Chance' Of Remaining Head Coach Of Wolves

Mar 1, 2019 11:32 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking a wait and see approach on Ryan Saunders.

Saunders replaced Tom Thibodeau as interim head coach in early January.

“I think he has a good chance [to get the job full-time],” Glen Taylor said. “It’s like everything, we’re going to wait until we play out these last 20-some games and I think we’ll know and he’ll know at that time if it works out. But he is off to a good start.

“I would just say I really like him as a person. I have known him since he was a young man, and I am really pleased with how he is starting out coaching this team.”

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Glen Taylor Not Currently Interested In Selling Timberwolves

Mar 1, 2019 11:28 AM

Glen Taylor doesn't have interest in selling the Minnesota Timberwolves at this point.

Meyer Orbach bought 9.5 percent of the Wolves in 2016.

“No. You know Meyer, my friend from New Jersey, has bought in a little bit, and if I sell any, it will be a little more to him.

“I like [owning the team]. You know, we have a tough going to get into the playoffs, but we are going to try for it and do our best. I know no matter what, we’ll be better next year because we were off to such a terrible start this year because of the Jimmy Butler thing we had. Hopefully next year our guys won’t be as injured as they have been this year. We have had a lot of injuries.”

Forbes estimates the Wolves as being worth $1.26 billion.

“I think [the team’s value] went up about 19 percent, which is an awful lot, but everybody else’s went up, too,” he said. “It is just unbelievable. It’s not anything I anticipated, and it’s surprising. But at this point, I just want to continue to play with this team and work with them. And I have every expectation it might continue to go up in the future.”

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Wolves Sign Cam Reynolds To 10-Day Contract

Feb 26, 2019 10:25 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Cam Reynolds of the Stockton Kings to a 10-day contract.

Reynolds went undrafted out of Tulane in 2018.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Feels Lucky To Be Alive Following Car Accident
Karl-Anthony Towns said Monday that he had a 5 percent chance of surviving the accident.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Misses First Game Of NBA Career, Is Day-To-Day After Car Accident
Towns had played in 303 consecutive games before missing the Knicks game.

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Wolves Sign Isaiah Canaan To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Isaiah Canaan has appeared in five games with Minnesota this season, averaging 6.0 points and 3.6 assists in 16.8 minutes per game.

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Wolves Didn't Have Interest In Discussing Andrew Wiggins Trade
A couple of teams had at least some level of interest in trying to trade for Andrew Wiggins on the cheap.

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Taj Gibson Fined $25,000 For Conduct Towards Official
Gibson received two technicals after protesting a foul call.

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Devin Booker, Gorgui Dieng Ejected, Attempt To Fight In Hallway
As Gorgui Dieng was leaving the court, he motioned Devin Booker to meet him in the hallway.

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Tyus Jones Out With Sprained Ankle
Jones will be day-to-day following the removal of his boot.

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Wolves Hire Jerry Sichting As Assistant Coach
Jerry Sichting was an assistant with the Wolves from 1995 until 2005, and again from 2008 until 2010.

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Dave Joerger: Focused On Kings Amid Timberwolves' Rumors
Joerger, a Minnesota native, interviewed for the Timberwolves job in 2014.

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Karl-Anthony Towns On Tom Thibodeau Firing: No One Saw It Coming
Towns said he was finally beginning to feel comfortable with Thibodeau's schemes.

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Fred Hoiberg Prefers To Continue Coaching Rather Than Exec Job
Fred Hoiberg has been linked with the head coaching jobs of the Wolves and UCLA.

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Tom Thibodeau Had Been Getting Along Well Recently
Karl-Anthony Towns and Tom Thibodeau had a sometimes rocky partnership during their time together.

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Fred Hoiberg Not Considered Immediate Candidate For Wolves
Fred Hoiberg was fired earlier this season by the Bulls and is known as a favorite of Glen Taylor.

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Timberwolves Waive James Nunnally
Nunnally was waived the day before his contract would have been guaranteed for the rest of this season.

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Timberwolves Fire Tom Thibodeau
Fred Hoiberg is rumored to be a strong candidate to take either the head coaching or general manager role with the Timberwolves.

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Andrew Wiggins Gets Booed At Home, Criticizes Fans
Wiggins was booed after missing a potentially game-tying free throw in overtime.

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Jimmy Butler Says He Only Took One Shot During Infamous Timberwolves Practice
Butler said he dominated the scrimmage with assists, steals, and blocks.

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Jimmy Butler Calls Being With 76ers 'Night And Day' Difference
Jimmy Butler's contract situation and an indifference toward Minnesota's roster is what led to his trade request.

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Glen Taylor Still Has Faith In Tom Thibodeau
Glen Taylor felt Minnesota "wasted some time" trying to convince Jimmy Butler to reconsider.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Hoping To Bring Fun Atmosphere Back To Wolves
With Jimmy Butler traded by the Wolves, Karl-Anthony Towns has returned to cracking jokes postgame.

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