Former Gopher Payton Willis signs with Golden State for NBA Summer League

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Minnesota alum Payton Willis has signed with the Golden State Warriors and will compete in the NBA Summer League. The Golden Gopher grad begins competition July 2-3 in the California Classic at the Chase Center, and continues action July 7-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Willis had his best point-production season of his collegiate career en route to All-Big Ten honorable mention honors in 2021-22. The senior from Fayetteville, Ark., averages 15.9 ppg, which ranked second on the team and 10th within the Big Ten. … Continue reading Former Gopher Payton Willis signs with Golden State for NBA Summer League

Wolves sign #1 pick Edwards

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"> Minneapolis/St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the signings of No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Edwards and No. 28 overall draft pick Jaden McDaniels. The Wolves acquired McDaniels from the Oklahoma City Thunder along with Ricky Rubio in exchange for the draft rights to No. 17 overall pick Aleksej Pokuševski and forward James Johnson. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not released. Edwards, 6-5, averaged 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game as a freshman last season. He tallied 610 points for the … Continue reading Wolves sign #1 pick Edwards

Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves, working in conjunction with local government officials, infectious disease experts and public health authorities, today announced the team will open its practice facility at Mayo Clinic Square for voluntary player workouts beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 21. Strict protocols have been designed to ensure this initial level of access will take place in a safe, controlled and healthy way. Beginning tomorrow, players who choose to will be able to access the Practice Facility at Mayo Clinic Square with the following safeguards in place: One coach and one player will be allowed on the floor at … Continue reading Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Karl Anthony Towns mother dies of Covid19 complications

Statement from the Timberwolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother Jacqueline Towns: “The Timberwolves organization is incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Jacqueline Towns due to complications from COVID-19. In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family. Her passion for life and for her family was palpable. As Karl’s number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organization and staff at Target Center as she supported her son and the Timberwolves. The … Continue reading Karl Anthony Towns mother dies of Covid19 complications

Garnett named to Hall of Fame

Former Minnesota Timberwolves great Kevin Garnett has been elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Garnett, who was originally drafted by the Wolves in 1995 headlines a group that includes Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Ironically, Garnett goes into the Hall even before his number has been retired by the Wolves. Wolves owner Glen Taylor’s rocky relationship with Garnett has led to the delay in the honor for a franchise that has had so few high points. Taylor released this statement today regarding Garnett’s induction: “This is an honor so well deserved. We congratulate Kevin on being selected to … Continue reading Garnett named to Hall of Fame