Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Wolves' defense drastically improved

When Rick Adelman was hired to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves, he knew he would have his hands full improving the team on the defensive end. He watched film of last season's league worst defense, and referred to it as "horrendous." Now the Wolves' defense is close to being top ten in the NBA.
Author:

When Rick Adelman was hired to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves, he knew he would have his hands full improving the team on the defensive end. He watched film of last season's league worst defense, and referred to it as "horrendous." Now the Wolves' defense is close to being top ten in the NBA.

Next Up

940 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106, United States - May 2019 (1)

4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.

Minneapolis police

Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis

The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers

A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.

Mikko Koivu

Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's No. 9 jersey

Koivu will be the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Boebert-Omar - Flickr Gage Skidmore

Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

flickr - thin ice warning - USFWS Midwest

'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.

covid

Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Child mental health counseling

As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access

Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.

Dalvin Cook

Mixed reports on Dalvin Cook's injury status

The Vikings running back could miss two games...or he could play Sunday.

Related

Wolves believe Rubio is being unfairly roughed up by opposing defenses

The Timberwolves believe opposing defenses are being too rough on rookie point guard Ricky Rubio. To get their point to the league, Wolves' president of basketball operations David Kahn sent video examples of Rubio being muscled around. Head coach Rick Adelman says Rubio is "learning on the fly" to deal with the physical play.

Bonzi Wells finds opportunity with Wolves after three years out of the NBA

Bonzi Wells hasn’t played in the NBA in three years, but he is expected to bring depth to the Timberwolves at shooting guard. The 35-year old has joined the Wolves at training camp and is hoping to make the team. He previously played for head coach Rick Adelman in Sacramento and Houston.

Rubio 'can pass the [expletive] out of the ball', Wolves play 'horrendous' defense

The Timberwolves began training camp Friday and are little over two weeks from opening the season at Target Center against the Oklahoma City Thunder. We've already learned that Rick Adelman despises the way the Wolves played defense last year, and Kevin Love really likes the way Ricky Rubio passes the ball.

Adelman: Wolves too loose before Grizzly loss

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman noticed his team was too relaxed during practice before Wednesday night's loss against Memphis. That rubbed him the wrong way, apparently, as he told reporters that they "haven't won anything" yet to deserve being so loose.

Adelman has Wolves talking playoffs

Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman said Wednesday's win over Utah was the type of game that teams hoping to make the playoffs needed to win. "We talk about staying in the hunt," Adelman said. "We've put ourselves in position to be in the hunt. Let's take advantage of it."

Adelman open to using Love, Williams, Beasley together

Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman is opening to using a smaller lineup featuring Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, and Derrick Williams. The trio provides a difficult match-up for opposing defenses, but they also create a defensive weakness that Adelman isn't very fond of.

Wolves look to bounce back to .500 against Kings

Minnesota (22-23) will visit Sacramento Sunday night following their 19th straight loss to the L.A. Lakers Friday night. Coach Rick Adelman said "if you want to be in the playoff race, you have to go out and play like you really want to stay in it." The Wolves are on a seven-game road trip, with four games remaining.

Adelman harps on turnovers

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman is drilling into his players the importance of not turning the ball over after the team’s 22-turnover outing on Wednesday night. The Star Tribune reports the coach made the team watch every turnover in an extended film session Thursday.