Head coach Ryan Saunders is planning a versatile role for the rookie.
The Gonzaga forward is the reigning West Coast Conference player of the year.
Russell will become a restricted free agent on July 1.
The former No. 1 picks say they're working daily to improve.
Multiple reports say he'll receive a multi-year contract.
The report says Ryan Saunders has impressed new Wolves boss Gersson Rosas.
Can Rosas get Wiggins in the right direction?
Rosas was introduced by the Timberwolves on Monday.
He played a role in bringing James Harden to the Rockets.