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2017 Schedule
31-51, 5th in Northwest

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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3dKevin Pelton

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?

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7dChad Ford

Mock Draft 5.0: Wolves think long-term

The Wolves have been high on Lauri Markkanen for a while, but the upside of another talented one-and-done forward could be too much to pass up,

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.

8dChad Ford

NBA draft trades, lottery picks for 14 teams

The 2017 NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night. Here's our ultimate guide to every likely pick, important trade and much more for every team with a chance at a top selection.

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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35dChad Ford

Lauri Markkanen a great fit for Minnesota

The 7-footer is an elite shooter who has a Dirk Nowitzki-type look to his game. He would fit well next to budding superstar Karl-Anthony Towns.

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35dOhm Youngmisuk

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.


NBA Awards, Timberwolves, League Trends

Timberwolves commentator and basketball oracle Jim Petersen joins Kevin Arnovitz to review Kevin's award ballot, talk a little Timberwolves and reflect on league trends.

Thunder top Wolves without Westbrook (1:06)

Team Stats

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

Team History