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Minnesota Timberwolves to Open Team Facility on Thursday

Will open for Voluntary Workouts

Minneapolis-St. Paul – (Minnesota Timberwolves PR) The Minnesota Timberwolves, working in conjunction with local government officials, infectious disease experts and public health authorities, 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…

NBA suspends season until further notice over Coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) – The NBA has suspended its season “until further notice” after a Utah Jazz player tested positive Wednesday for the coronavirus, a move that came only hours after the majority of the league’s owners were leaning toward playing games without fans in arenas. Now there will be no games at all, at least for the time being. A…

UND basketball remembers Kobe Bryant

Fighting Hawks players and coaches say they were inspired by the NBA Legend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — News of the shocking and tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant had the world shaken up on Sunday, and that includes here in the state of North Dakota, where both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at UND have felt the impact. “Kobe just meant so much to the game of basketball,” senior guard Billy…

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

Bryant's daughter Gianna, 13, was also killed in the helicopter crash, along with three other people, a source says

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. A person familiar with the situation tells the AP that Bryant died in a crash near Calabasas, California. Bryant’s daughter Gianna, 13, was also killed in the helicopter crash. Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva says that nine people — the pilot and…

Trailblazer’s Enes Kanter Stops in Fargo for Summer Youth Camp

Fargo was one of Kanter's 50 stops on his Free Summer Camp Tour

FARGO, N.D. –Fargo got some love from the NBA today when Portland Trailblazer’s Enes Kanter came to town to a host a free camp at the Fargo Basketball Academy. Kanter ran drills with the nearly sixty kids in attendance before taking questions and signing t-shirts for all who participated. This is just one stop on a summer-long camp tour for…

Sacramento Kings Fire Former MSUM & Concordia Player Dave Joerger

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento Kings have fired Head Coach Dave Joerger. The former Concordia College and Moorhead State University player had a record of 98-148 in three seasons leading the Kings. The Staples, Minn. native had a record of 147-99 coaching the Memphis Grizzlies from 2013-2016. Under Joerger, the Grizzlies also went 9-13 in the playoffs going as far as…

Gophers’ Amir Coffey declares for 2019 NBA Draft

DES MOINES, IOWA – MARCH 23: Amir Coffey #5 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers celebrates a basket against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minnesota Gophers standout Amir Coffey is spreading his wings to the NBA. The junior announced on his Instagram that he is declaring for…

Timberwolves, Prince estate unveil new Prince-inspired uniforms

Courtesy: Minnesota TimberwolvesCHANHASSEN, Minn. – The Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled new uniforms inspired by Minnesota music icon Prince Thursday at Paisley Park. The Prince-inspired City Edition uniforms, of course, feature the singer’s favorite color–purple. They were designed in collaboration with Prince’s estate. The new uniform will debut on Friday, Nov. 16 at the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Target Center. Fans can purchase City Edition…

All-Star Butler “This Close” to Return for Timberwolves

Jimmy Butler will have knee evaluated on Wednesday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler is nearing a return to action, with four critical games to go for the team in the regular season. Butler told reporters after practice on Tuesday that he’s “this close” to being back on the court. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Butler was a full participant in the workout. His surgically repaired right knee will be…

MRI Shows Wolves’ Butler Suffers ‘Meniscal Injury’ to Right Knee

Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.2 points this season for Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn. (Timberwolves PR) – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken this afternoon on Wolves forward Jimmy Butler’s right knee revealed a meniscal injury. The evaluation and MRI was conducted by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic. Further updates as to Butler’s progress will be issued when more information becomes available. The injury occurred…