Wolves announce D-League partnership with Iowa Energy

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The Minnesota Timberwolves are relocating their NBA Developmental League affiliate from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Des Moines, Iowa.

The Iowa Energy replace the Sioux Falls Skyforce, who recently came to terms with the Miami Heat. Sioux Falls had been the Wolves' D-League affiliate the past seven years.

"We are pleased to be establishing a relationship with the Iowa Energy as our D-League affiliate," Timberwolves president Chris Wright said in a statement. "Iowa is a first-class organization with great local ownership and a solid fan base. The D-League continues to be a great opportunity for young players to improve their game, benefiting both the players and NBA teams."

"We are very excited to partner with the Minnesota Timberwolves this season," Energy GM Chris Makris tells FOX Sports North. "Not only is Minnesota the closest NBA franchise to Des Moines, but they are a first-class organization with an exciting roster. We anticipate this relationship being very beneficial for both parties."

The Energy join the Iowa Wild of the Minnesota Wild and Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Minnesota Twins as minor league affiliates for professional teams in Minnesota.

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