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MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

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In some ways, it seems early for such proclamations. The Timberwolves haven’t been to the second round of the NBA playoffs since 2004. This spring marked the first playoff experience for a number of key players on the roster, who are still in the infant stages of their careers. Going from that to championship is quite a leap.
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“But just the guys you know, the people in this organization, the people in the locker room, the friends I’ve been able to make here in Minnesota, it just feels like home,” Towns said.
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A second-round pick in last month’s NBA Draft, the Italian point guard is getting a three-week crash course in NBA basketball at Summer League before heading back to Italy.
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Finch already has displayed what he can do with less-than-the-best talent in this league during his short tenure with the Timberwolves.

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“I definitely feel like I’m someone who can play all over the floor,” Moore said on Tuesday morning during his introductory news conference at Target Center. “I can play with anybody.”
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The good news for Kessler is he’s going to get some time to develop early in his career.
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Otherwise, Tim Connelly’s first personnel move in Minnesota will be remembered as a head-scratcher
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Wolves pick Duke's Wendell Moore at No. 26
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The 7-footer from Minnehaha Academy is a lock to be a Top 3 pick in Thursday night’s draft
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Heading into Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the Wolves hold the No. 19 overall pick

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Connelly’s compensation from Minnesota is expected to be large, as the Timberwolves will empower him to run their basketball operations as he sees best fits.
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Minnesota closed the NBA regular season ranking 13th in defensive rating, surrendering 111 points per 100 possessions.
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The decision was made by Bally Sports, with the backing of the Timberwolves

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