Jerry Zgoda

Just remember this about NBA announcement: Two fewer timeouts means fewer TV ads to sell

Jerry Zgoda

In announcing 44-minute game experiement, NBA says it's doing so to examine the flow of a shorter game

Jerry Zgoda

NBA just announces it will experiment with a 44-minute game for Oct. 19 Nets-Celtics. There will be 4 11-minute qtrs & fewer timeouts

Jon Krawczynski

Wow. NBA says it will test a 44-minute game between BKN and BOS on 10/19 to examine the flow of a shorter game.

Jerry Zgoda

From last night: Veteran Mo Williams knows his many roles and says he's ready to fulfill any and all of them m.startribune.com/sports/wolves/…

Darren Wolfson

Per the @BuffaloBillsPR feed, Mike Goldberg -- no surprise -- removed from Sunday's broadcast. Tim Brando will take his place. #vikings

Darren Wolfson

One month from today: #Gophers vs. Louisville. Told team speed/ability to press more is what stands out through the 1st 10 days of practice.

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily Tuesday video: Flip proceeds with caution, hoping nagging injuries don't become anything more than that strib.mn/1w3zOTr

Gorgui Dieng

chilling with my teammates sqor.com/posts/ccb4cb48… http://t.co/47vfgDh8oe

Corey Brewer

Trying to build my #pregameplaylist. Lemme know if you've got something good to add.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip is measuring workloads for guys who played World Cup last month: JJ didn't play Fri, Ricky & Gorgui didn't practice much Saturday

Jon Krawczynski

About to join @DanBarreiroKFAN. Been told that some important dignitaries are tuning in, so you should too

Jerry Zgoda

Andrew Wiggins is shooting an adidas commercial at TC after practice today that will air nationally after season's start

Jerry Zgoda

Flip said neither KMartin nor Shabazz did much other than shoot today, he's not sure if either will play Friday in Cedar Rapids vs Bucks

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders used injuries to K. Durant, B. Beal and P. George as why he will take it easy with K. Martin and S. Muhammad.

Darren Wolfson

Slap in the face material? Got my 1st rd of Lombardi Award balloting, and the watch list has over 100 names. Not one Gopher. Could write in.

Darren Wolfson

Told he won't take 4/$48M. Sure talks will ramp up Oct. 27. Don't see MN going way up. RT @BrianGaranich: @Darren Wolfson updates on Rubio?

Darren Wolfson

#MNTwins organizational meetings start today in Ft. Myers. About 100 people total -- front office, scouts, etc. Offseason plan laid out.

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily Monday video is up: Flip springs a Sunday surprise, cancelling practice for TCF Bank Stadium field trip strib.mn/1qhHRIF

Maurice Williams

My prayers go out to Victor Cruz. Freak injury. #keepyourheadup #smhdamn

Darren Wolfson

Nice to see DT Beau Allen get meaningful snaps for the Eagles. Feel like I was just at Minnetonka HS for his college signing ceremony.

Jerry Zgoda

Can't confirm this completely but pretty sure Flip's parting words to his team after today's field trip: "Don't be like that."

Jon Krawczynski

Zimmer is flummoxed by this team. Says they practice hard and study but also remarked that he had to fine some players for being late

Jon Krawczynski

Zimmer might need to get stitches in his tongue. Was biting it pretty hard a few times in post game presser

Jon Krawczynski

Mike Zimmer: I'm the boss. Their job is to please me. Not the other way around.

Darren Wolfson

Without commentary: The Falcons aimed to hire #Vikings O-Line coach Jeff Davidson. Spielman denied them permission to interview.

Andy Greder

Pink spat: The most colorful thing Cordarrelle Patterson has brought to this #Vikings game.

Shabazz Muhammad

Suite life with the team!! #teambonding #wolves http://t.co/BWOXqICeU8

Anthony Bennett

Coolin' at the #Vikings game with the bros

Jon Krawczynski

Hard to argue RT @MoneyBallx2: right now nikola pekovic is the best offensive linemen in minneapolis not a lion

Jon Krawczynski

Suh is devouring this Vikings front. Wow.

Maurice Williams

Got to practice today and coach surprised us and took us to the vikings game. #weunited instagram.com/p/uD5QD-HfTa/

Jon Krawczynski

Alert: We have Patterson in the backfield. Patterson IS IN the backfield

Ricky Rubio

Vikings game with the team

Gorgui Dieng

Let's go Vikings! sqor.com/posts/eceb9dd7… http://t.co/V7FktP7DR9

Jon Krawczynski

Not sure the Lions even broke a sweat on that opening drive. Too easy.

Darren Wolfson

#Gophers 28th (3rd-best receiving votes) in coaches poll.

Jon Krawczynski

Flip cancels practice today. Surprises team by bringing them to Vikings game today. They'll be in Jerry Kill's suite

Jerry Zgoda

Re: Durant's fractured foot & 6-8 wk timetable...Wolves play Thunder in preseason game next Sunday, then not again until Dec. 12 at TC

Jerry Zgoda

Flip's surprise field trip this morning is just another touch. You can tell he's happy & relaxed by being again what he always was, a coach

Ray Richardson

#Twolves practice called off today. Instead, they will take in the #Vikings game on a gorgeous October afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium.

Jerry Zgoda

Flip called for practice at 10:30 this morning...then surprised players by cancelling it and taking em to Vikings game in Jerry Kill's suite

Jon Krawczynski

Not sayin, just sayin RT @JrHamsandwich: does that mean we can trade them Brewer? Thunder need a guy who can score 50 on any given night.

Ray Richardson

Notebook: #Twolves Ricky Rubio can be "elite" defender; Andrew Wiggins number has yet to be called in game plan. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Darren Wolfson

Bob puts the #Gophers over Stanford, Clemson, + others on his AP Top-25 ballot >>> RT @BobAsmussen: Minnesota earns the final spot.

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves Daily Sunday is ready for the Sunday brunch crowd: Team has six days to go back to work on its defense strib.mn/1z0BtPl

Corey Brewer

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi #EyesOnTheRise @Minnesota Timberwolves http://t.co/MUEo4tSfoX

Maurice Williams

Happy Bday to Michael Ray Williams. His actual bday is 2mrw but party is today. He was Bella drunk for… instagram.com/p/uB82xznfdZ/

Ray Richardson

Hmm. ... #Twolves idea. Measured Mayhem, a quick-burst, trapping, pressing, tempo rotation of PG Ricky, SG Brew, SF Wig, PF Thad, C G.

Darren Wolfson

Actually, I lied because I like this: #Gophers have covered 8 straight B1G games.

Darren Wolfson

One more beauty for this #Gophers observer: 2:30 start times in November seem realistic.

Darren Wolfson

Last year the #Gophers had their 1st 4-game B1G winning streak since 1973. In prime position w/ Pur. and Ill. next to do it again this year.

Jerry Zgoda

One day, @BloodStrib will learn to tweet to his blogs/stories so somebody actually reads em. Until then here's todays strib.mn/1spN8T4

Jon Krawczynski

Jerry Kill losing his cool at the absolute wrong time. Slamming the clipboard down on turf after roughing call.

Anthony Bennett

#RP @jabsnewby "when you see a fight but you tryna mind your own business

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders told point guard Ricky Rubio that a great pick-and-roll defender for him to emulate is Chicago's Kirk Hinrich.

Darren Wolfson

Reminder: Under Jerry Kill, the #Gophers are 18-0 when leading at halftime.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders had no new injury issues to report after Friday's preseason game. Kevin Martin should be ready to go this week.

Jon Krawczynski

Leidner with a perfect throw there to Maxx Williams. Gophers need those plays to loosen up the D for Cobb

Jerry Zgoda

From last night: Postgame locker room video w/ Flip, A Bennett, Mo and Zach strib.mn/Zkr1l9

Jon Krawczynski

Very doubtful. Flip wants Martin's shooting RT @Murphs56: any chance wolves stick with brewer-wiggins and bring Martin off the bench?

Jon Krawczynski

Student section at kickoff. http://t.co/HdHgHPAmx5

Ray Richardson

Not a charge-this-face moment. ... Here's former #Twolves Alexey Shved's face after he grazed rim on an open three: http://t.co/U21FmYvDcZ

Ray Richardson

Video: #Twolves' Anthony Bennett reviews his 13-point, 8-board preseason debut in a 116-110 win Friday over 76ers. tout.com/m/dd92bc?ref=t…

Andy Greder

Video: #Twolves' Anthony Bennett reviews his 13-point, 8-board preseason debut in a 116-110 win Friday over 76ers. tout.com/m/dd92bc?ref=t…

Ray Richardson

Game story: Power forwards have led #Twolves in first two preseason games. Friday vs. 76ers, it was Anthony Bennett. twincities.com/timberwolves/c…

Darren Wolfson

Welcome to Torey Lovullo #MNTwins interview day. No Dave Martinez steam, at least not yet. Still a name potentially worth monitoring.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves Now blog: Coach Flip Saunders sees pick-and-roll defense as a work in progress. blogs.twincities.com/timberwolves/2…

Jerry Zgoda

Wiggins visited w/ former KU mate Joel Embiid before game. “We had a dream back in Kansas and we see each other now, our dream came true.”

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders called this a "man rebound." MT @cjzero: Anthony Bennett Rips Away Rebound, Slams. vine.co/v/OA6Lm9x3XTF

Jon Krawczynski

Anthony Bennett, by the way, is cool with the BigDaddy Canada nickname

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders: "Ricky (Rubio) has chance to be an elite on-the-ball defender. … Working with him to take calculated risks."

Jon Krawczynski

Rubio: 8 pts (3-6), 8 assts, 3 steals, 6 TOs. In 2nd half: 6 pts 3-3, 2 st, 3 assts, 1 TO. Flip says RR still getting to know teammates

Jon Krawczynski

Flip also says he thinks Ricky Rubio can become an elite on-the-ball defender. They're working with him to take calculated gambles.

Jon Krawczynski

Flip says Wolves have to continue to work on pick-and-roll defense. He thought Bennett (13 pts, 8 rebs, 1 steal) was best player on floor

Jerry Zgoda

Best post-game quote of night from Wolf walking behind me in locker room, almost in my ear: "(Belch). My bad." It was, of course...big Pek

Ray Richardson

On Anthony Bennett, #Twolves coach Flip Saunders was impressed with his shot selection, composure and rebounding.

Ray Richardson

#Twolves coach Flip Saunders saw the height of the press-conference podium and cracked, "What is this for (Kurt) Rambis?"

Ray Richardson

Final: #Twolves 116, #Sixers 110. Veteran guard Mo Williams leads all scorers with 19. Zach LaVine chips in 15; Andrew Wiggins has 11.

Jon Krawczynski

Mo Williams with 14 pts, 6 assts, 5 boards, 3-5 3s.

Ray Richardson

Five #Twolves have two or more steals against the #Sixers tonight. #Twolves up 94-87 with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Jon Krawczynski

Rubio was 3 for 3 from the field in that quarter. 8 pts (3-6), 9 assists in 27 mins. Brewer leads way w/14

Jerry Zgoda

Wolves lead open an 89-79 lead after 3 quarters over Sixers

Jon Krawczynski

Just made up his mind he was going to score, took it to hoop and finished putback. Impressive RT @Sean Highkin: Wiggins doing stuff?

Jerry Zgoda

Gorgui in for Pek early -- just 2 minutes into 3rd -- after big Pek picks up his 4th foul

Jerry Zgoda

Ricky was 1-for-9 from field in preseason before he just made a jumper there. Wolves now lead 65-60 in third

Jon Krawczynski

Wiggins with a beauty of a wraparound pass to Thad for the j and then a 3 at top of arc.

Jon Krawczynski

Rubio with six assists in the first half, but also had 5 TOs and 0-3 FG.

Ray Richardson

Half: #Twolves 56, #Sixers 51. Nikola Pekovic leads all scorers with 12 points. Andrew Wiggins has six points, all in the first quarter.

Ray Richardson

Kevin Love isn't the only one who can throw outlet passes. #Twolves Ricky Rubio launches one to a streaking Corey Brewer for a bucket.