Wolves: Towns is Western Conference Player of the Week

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The NBA today named Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns as the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Tuesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 27. This is the fourth time in his career that Towns has won the weekly award (November 20, 2017, April 11, 2016, March 13, 2017). This marks the third time in team history that a Timberwolves player has won Player of the Week honors following the first week of the season (Kevin Love, 2013-14 and Kevin Garnett, 2004-05). After the first week of play, Towns ranks third in the NBA in … Continue reading Wolves: Towns is Western Conference Player of the Week

Wolves sign former Gopher Jordan Murphy

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the team has signed forward Jordan Murphy. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Murphy, 22, played for the Timberwolves in the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 14.0 minutes per game over seven games. Murphy played four seasons for the University of Minnesota, averaging 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in 133 games. As a senior, he was named All-Big Ten First Team by the media and All-Big Ten Second team by the coaches. … Continue reading Wolves sign former Gopher Jordan Murphy

Lynx Sign Guard Kenisha Bell and Forward Asia Taylor

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed guard Kenisha Bell and forward Asia Taylor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Bell, who was originally selected by the Lynx in the third round (30th overall) of the 2019 WNBA Draft appeared in two preseason games for Minnesota. The former Golden Gopher finished her senior season at the University of Minnesota ranked fifth in team history in scoring average (18.1), seventh in assists (371), eight in free throw percentage (75.1%) and ninth in free throw attempts (438). The Minneapolis native earned an Honorable … Continue reading Lynx Sign Guard Kenisha Bell and Forward Asia Taylor

Ryan Saunders officially named Wolves coach

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today officially named Ryan Saunders as the team’s permanent Head Coach. Saunders was the team’s Interim Head Coach over the last three months of this past season. “I’m pleased to announce Ryan Saunders as our head coach,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “Ryan is an excellent communicator and has developed open and trusting relationships with our players. I’ve known Ryan for many years and have always respected his approach to the game, work ethic, basketball knowledge and passion. His coaching style and philosophies are ideal for the modern NBA and I … Continue reading Ryan Saunders officially named Wolves coach

Photo Gallery: Wolves beat Curry, Warriors in OT

Despite 37 points from Steph Curry, the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the 2-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors Friday night 132-131 in overtime at Target Center.  Andrew Wiggins led Minnesota with 24 points while Jerryd Bayless added 17 off the bench. Photos by Bryan Singer. Click here for photo gallery Continue reading Photo Gallery: Wolves beat Curry, Warriors in OT

Towns named to NBA All-Star game

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Timberwolves forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns today was named a Western Conference All-Star by the National Basketball Association. Towns was named to the team as a reserve via balloting by NBA head coaches for the second straight year. Over the years, seven Wolves players have earned NBA All-Star honors: Tom Gugliotta, Kevin Garnett, Wally Szczerbiak, Sam Cassell, Kevin Love, Jimmy Butler and Towns. Towns will be playing in his second NBA All-Star Game after appearing in the Rising Stars Challenge in each of his first two seasons. The 7-0 forward/center scored 17 points and grabbed a game-high-tying 10 rebounds … Continue reading Towns named to NBA All-Star game