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2017 Schedule
31-51, 5th in Northwest
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Timberwolves name Thomas VP of community engagement

Former NBA player John Thomas, who grew up in Minneapolis and played college ball at the University of Minnesota, has been named the Timberwolves' vice president for community engagement.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Derrick Rose had more points and assists per game, and a greater player efficiency rating, in four seasons with Tom Thibodeau's Bulls than he did under Fred Hoiberg and Jeff Hornacek.

Is Rose ready be a backup? (1:14)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Minnesota Timberwolves view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer, league sources told ESPN. Rose, 28, will be a free agent for the first time in his career after spending last season with the New York Knicks. It is unclear at this point which other outside teams besides the Timberwolves view Rose as a potential free-agent target. Some rival executives believe the San Antonio Spurs may have interest in Rose, depending on how the free-agent market for point guards develops. The Knicks, as of late in the regular season, hadn't ruled out the possibility of re-signing Rose, per sources.


Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones donated 30 laptops, as well as new projection equipment, to Excell Academy in Brooklyn Park, Minn., as part of Jones' first Write Your Own Story learning lab. The Apple Valley, Minn., native started working with Excell Academy last year after dean Justin Balvin (himself a former basketball player challenged NBA players to make 13 consecutive shots -- including one from half court -- or donate to the school.

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Pelton mail: Is Towns best paired with a center?

Karl-Anthony Towns has a perfect skill set for a modern NBA center, but playing him as a power forward next to a traditional center has its merits.

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Vote: What do you think about the All-NBA team?

Several NBA players voiced their displeasure with the All-NBA team and the implications for Paul George. What do you think about the selections and the new rule?

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Minnesota Timberwolves will pick 7th in the NBA Draft. The Timberwolves will add another lottery pick to a young core headlined by former No. 1 picks Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Magic Johnson headlines the team representatives for Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool opportunity for Karl Towns fans: Towns will be hosting a youth basketball camp in New Jersey on June 15-16 at Kean University.

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Former NBA All-Star Roy injured in shooting

Former Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy was injured in a shooting over the weekend in California, authorities say. He is expected to recover.

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Knicks lose draft lottery tiebreaker to Wolves

If neither team lands in the top three of the NBA draft lottery, the Timberwolves will draft ahead of the Knicks as determined by tiebreaker.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA will break ties for picks in the 2017 draft Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern with a random drawing televised on NBA TV. While the Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks will split combinations in the May 16 draft lottery, the tiebreaker will determine where they pick if neither is drawn in the lottery's top three. Ties will also be broken between the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers for 15th and 16th, the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks for 17th and 18th, the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies (whose pick goes to Portland) for 19th and 20th and the Cleveland Cavaliers (to Portland), LA Clippers, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz for 23rd through 26th. The Raptors will get the better of the picks belonging to them and the Clippers, while the Orlando Magic get the weaker of the two.

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.613th
Rebounds Per Game42.425th
Assists Per Game23.79th
Points Allowed106.7Tied-18th

Team History