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2016 Schedule
29-53, 5th in Northwest
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Sam Mitchell: Karl-Anthony Towns' abilities

Former NBA coach Sam Mitchell discusses the tied Eastern finals, his departure from the Timberwolves, his earring, coaching Karl-Anthony Towns and Game 4 of the Western finals.

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New Timberwolves regime will not retain Newton

Former Timberwolves GM Milt Newton, vice president of sports performance Arnie Kander, vice president of basketball operations Rob Babcock and several others are out in Minnesota.

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Seven coaches hired, three to go

The reported hiring of Jeff Hornacek by the Knicks would leave three NBA teams still seeking to name new head coaches for the 2016-17 season. That's assuming no other positions come open anytime soon.

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Towns, Porzingis unanimous all-rookie picks

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis were both unanimously voted to the NBA's All-Rookie first team.

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Is Towns changing the game like Dirk? (1:39)
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Who will Wolves take with No. 5 pick?

Chad Ford's mock draft after the NBA draft lottery projects Minnesota to take Kris Dunn out of Providence. However, the Timberwolves could consider Buddy Hield's shooting or Henry Ellenson's size. Ford’s Mock Draft 7.0 (Insider)

Minnesota lands fifth draft pick

The Timberwolves were awarded the No. 5 overall pick for the June NBA draft during Tuesday night's lottery, their most likely landing spot. They went into the lottery with an 8.8 percent chance of picking first for the second straight year and a 29.2 percent chance of landing in the top three.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns is wearing Flip Saunders' wedding band around his neck for good luck for the TWolves.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns, newly minted Rookie of the Year, in attendance at the Draft Lottery for the Wolves.

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Can Wolves land lotto gold again?

If the pingpong balls tumble out in Minnesota's favor, the Timberwolves will become the first NBA team ever to have three consecutive No. 1 overall draftees on its roster. (ESPN/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET) Play the NBA draft lottery

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76ers 'earned' top pick; will they get it?

In the NBA draft lottery's present format, the team with the best odds of receiving the first overall choice has landed it five of 22 times. The Timberwolves did last year. ESPN/WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET

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Unanimous rookie of the year winners

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns became the fifth unanimous rookie of the year in NBA history. Towns averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebound per game during his rookie campaign.

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Will the Timberwolves improve next season? (1:41)
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Wolves, Hield appear to be likely fit

The Timberwolves have an 8.8 percent chance of landing the first draft pick in Tuesday night's NBA lottery and are most likely to choose fifth.

  • If they pick first, Chad Ford thinks they should take LSU's Ben Simmons.
  • They have a 29.2 percent chance of getting a top-3 pick.
  • If they go at No. 5, their selection should be Oklahoma's Buddy Hield, according to Ford.
Ford's lottery guide (Insider)

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Towns: 'We're going to be a playoff team next year' (2:07)
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No suspense in Towns' selection

Doing the math identifies Karl-Anthony Towns as the obvious choice as 2015-16 NBA rookie of the year. Towns swept the monthly honors throughout the season, the third center to do so.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.415th
Rebounds Per Game41.629th
Assists Per Game23.48th
Points Allowed106.023rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.488
2012-133151.378
2011-122640.394

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