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Game Preview #60: Wolves vs. Kings

Game Preview #60: Wolves vs. Kings

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves will look to make it four straight wins as they host Domantas Sabonis and the Kings. Historically, March matchups between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sacramento Kings haven’t meant much. This year, though, there is a lot at stake. The Timberwolves look to continue their supremacy atop the Western Conference, while the Kings are desperately trying to claw their way out of the play-in seeding. Game Info Who: Minnesota Timberwolves (42-17) vs. Sacramento Kings (33-25) When: Friday, March 1 at 7:00...
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Reacts Results: Wolves Fans Want Naz Reid to Play Most Minutes Off the Bench

Reacts Results: Wolves Fans Want Naz Reid to Play Most Minutes Off the Bench

Photo by David Berding/ The Timberwolves fan favorite came out on top over Kyle-Anderson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Monte Morris, who have all played key roles for Chris Finch off Minnesota’s bench. The Minnesota Timberwolves have now won three games in a row for the ninth separate time this season following their 110-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Beyond that, the Wolves also matched their season win total from a season ago (42), and still have 23 games left to play this season. Their bench unit has been a big reason why, led by the efforts...
Feb 29, 2024
Wolves 110, Grizzlies 101: Anthony Edwards Dominates Battle With Jaren Jackson Jr.

Wolves 110, Grizzlies 101: Anthony Edwards Dominates Battle With Jaren Jackson Jr.

Photo by Stephen Maturen/ Anthony Edwards scored a game-high 34 points, including 25 in the second half, and shut down Jaren Jackson Jr. in the final 18 minutes to secure a comeback win over Memphis. A win’s a win’s a win. As a matter of fact, it’s better to win games than lose them. That’s the biggest takeaway from a game like Wednesday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves came in off of a back-to-back with a banged up Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards and after playing with their food for three and a half quarters, pulled it together and closed out a team with a...
Feb 28, 2024
The Wolves Have a Historically Great Defense. How Have Similar Teams Fared in the Playoffs?

The Wolves Have a Historically Great Defense. How Have Similar Teams Fared in the Playoffs?

Photo by David Berding/ Rudy Gobert, Jaden McDaniels and the Timberwolves are likely to become one of just 19 teams to have finish a season with a defensive rating more than seven points better than league average. The Minnesota Timberwolves’ defense is not just great, but statistically one of the most dominant units of of the past 40 seasons. Currently, the Wolves’ top-ranked defensive rating of 108.5 is 7.3 points better than the league average of 115.8. If it stays at that level, and it very likely will, the Wolves will finish the season as one of just 19 teams...
Feb 28, 2024
Game Preview #59: Wolves vs. Grizzlies

Game Preview #59: Wolves vs. Grizzlies

Photos by Nic Antaya & David Sherman / Coming off a blowout win over the Spurs, Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves seek another one less than 24 hours later against Jaren Jackson Jr. and an injury-riddled Grizzlies squad. Anthony Edwards and the Minnesota Timberwolves will look to win their second game in as many nights as they host Jaren Jackson Jr. and a struggling Memphis Grizzlies squad. In the words of Victor Wembanyama, “[Having] fun is winning.” And that perfectly summed up last night’s Timberwolves 114-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Minnesota will...
Feb 27, 2024
Reacts Survey: Which Wolves Bench Player Should Play the Most Minutes?

Reacts Survey: Which Wolves Bench Player Should Play the Most Minutes?

Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via This week, we’re exploring how the Timberwolves’ bench minutes hierarchy should be ordered among Naz Reid, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Monte Morris and Kyle Anderson. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Minnesota Timberwolves fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys. This week, we’re diving into the Wolves’ bench rotation. Now that Trade Deadline pickup Monte Morris is getting more and more...
Feb 27, 2024
How Has Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns Helped Support Fellow All-Star Anthony Edwards?

How Has Wolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns Helped Support Fellow All-Star Anthony Edwards?

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Karl-Anthony Towns has had a stellar season in his own right, but his ability to unlock the best of Anthony Edwards has been one of the Wolves’ All-Star’s most admirable traits. A lot of Minnesota Timberwolves discourse this season has centered around Karl-Anthony Towns and his willingness to be adaptable to the needs of his teammates. He has accepted the position move to the power forward, graciously become the second option to a budding Anthony Edwards and proven time and time again that he is willing to do whatever it takes...
Feb 26, 2024
Lynx Offseason Update Vol. 22: Smith, Carleton Shine Offensively; Star Duo Lifts Fenerbahçe

Lynx Offseason Update Vol. 22: Smith, Carleton Shine Offensively; Star Duo Lifts Fenerbahçe

Photo by Kadir Kemal Behar/Anadolu via Each week, we will provide an update on the Minnesota Lynx players overseas and how they are performing as part of our Lynx Offseason Update series. As we continue to inch closer to the start of the 2024 WNBA season now nearing the end of February and the start of March — and March Madness! — a fair amount of WNBA players remain overseas while hitting the home stretch of their offseason action across the globe. A total of seven Lynx players remain overseas preparing for the upcoming W season. Some of the players are...
Feb 25, 2024
Wolves 101, Nets 86: Towns, Edwards Combine for 57 Points in Defensive Slugfest

Wolves 101, Nets 86: Towns, Edwards Combine for 57 Points in Defensive Slugfest

Photo by David Berding/ Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns scored a combined 57 points to lead the Wolves, who held Brooklyn to 86 points, a season-low for any opponent. WARNING: This is going to start out negative. But it gets better. What started Saturday night as a perceived bounce-back opportunity for the Minnesota Timberwolves coming off of a Friday night loss, was quickly parlayed into one of the worst halves of basketball that perhaps the NBA has seen in the last week (yes, that includes last Sunday’s All-Star game). This is an awful basketball game....
Feb 24, 2024
Game Preview #57: Wolves vs. Nets

Game Preview #57: Wolves vs. Nets

Photos by David L. Nemec & David Berding / Karl-Anthony Towns and the rest of the Timberwolves will search for a bounce-back win against the Brooklyn Nets less than 24 hours after a tough loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. The Minnesota Timberwolves are right back at Target Center less than 24 hours after losing a highly anticipated matchup against their border rivals, the Milwaukee Bucks. Minnesota was outscored 36-13 in the third quarter on Friday, which gave their opponent a runway down the stretch. The Brooklyn Nets don’t pose the same threat level as the...
Feb 24, 2024
Bucks 112, Wolves 107: A Disastrous Third Quarter Ends Four-Game Winning Streak

Bucks 112, Wolves 107: A Disastrous Third Quarter Ends Four-Game Winning Streak

Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via The Timberwolves got 28 points from Anthony Edwards to cap off their ESPN All-Access Day, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Bucks, who got 33 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the win. The Minnesota Timberwolves made their post-All-Star break return to the floor on Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, capping off a full day of ESPN programming highlighting the team for a “Timberwolves All-Access” day that featured: ESPN Commentator Stephen A Smith live on scene in Minneapolis Karl-Anthony Towns on First Take Naz Reid...
Feb 23, 2024
Game Preview #56: Wolves vs. Bucks

Game Preview #56: Wolves vs. Bucks

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves cap off their ESPN All-Access Day with a Friday night showdown with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard and the Bucks. The Minnesota Timberwolves come out of the All-Star break as the top seed in the Western Conference for the first time in franchise history. As they gear up for the homestretch of the regular season, they start with their final matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. Their first meeting a few weeks ago resulted in a Timberwolves’ blowout win, but with a bit more time for...
Feb 23, 2024
How the Wolves Showing Confidence in Kyle Anderson Will Pay Dividends Down the Stretch

How the Wolves Showing Confidence in Kyle Anderson Will Pay Dividends Down the Stretch

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Slow-Mo has not had the best year, but the Timberwolves’ choice to not keep him beyond the trade deadline has given Anderson new life as the sprint to the finish line looms. The NBA Trade Deadline is always a turbulent time around the league. As rumors run rampant and movement happens all across the map, it can be a stressful time for many players as they hold their breath and come to terms with the fact that their whole life could be turned upside down in a matter of moments. That was a serious reality for Kyle Anderson as the...
Feb 22, 2024
‘We’re Just Getting Started’ — Energy Around Wolves is Fueling Target Center and the Organization

‘We’re Just Getting Started’ — Energy Around Wolves is Fueling Target Center and the Organization

Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via With the Wolves putting together one of the best seasons in franchise history, fans have brought a new energy to Target Center — and the entire organization is feeding off of it. Any fan who has walked in Target Center in Minneapolis to watch the Minnesota Timberwolves this season has noticed a different atmosphere than they might have experienced in years past. Not only has the product on the floor improved with the Wolves off to one of their best starts in franchise history while sitting atop the Western Conference, but there is a...
Feb 21, 2024
Report: Wolves to Sign Forward Justin Jackson to 10-Day Contract

Report: Wolves to Sign Forward Justin Jackson to 10-Day Contract

Photo by Cooper Neill/NBAE via With Minnesota needing to fill a roster spot, Tim Connelly takes a flyer on a perimeter shooting veteran with championship experience. The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed six-year swingman Justin Jackson to a 10-day contract according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Timberwolves are signing Justin Jackson to a 10-day contract, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 21, 2024 This news comes likely ahead of the two-week period in which NBA teams are allowed to roster only 13 players (Two-way players not...