Posted November 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
Chase Budinger has rejoined his Minnesota Timberwolves teammates for light workouts at practice while he works his surgically repaired left knee back into shape. Budinger likely remains a month or more from playing in games after offseason surgery to remove a portion of the meniscus in his knee. Budinger was doing some individual shooting drills after practice on Monday. He says he's not putting a specific timetable on his return, only that he's taking things ''week by week.'' Budinger signed a three-year, $16 million contract in July. But while he was working out in August to prepare for the season, he re-injured the same knee that kept him out for four months last year. Budinger says he's making good progress and trying to stay positive.

Two knee operations later, Chase Budinger has returned to the Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kick back on a Florida beach, read a book,grow a Fu Manchu.Sounds great, doesn't it?Maybe for a 65-year-old retiree or a college kid on fallbreak. Not for Chase Budinger while he tries to battle back from a second kneeoperation in the past calendar year.The Timberwolves small forward was back working withteammates Monday for the first time since pre-training camp...

Rick Adelman shortening rotation, using fewer players off bench

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rick Adelman tried.The Timberwolves coach attempted to deploy a deeper bench.He wanted to give some of his younger, unproven players an early-season shot atproving their worth. He hoped to maximize his starters' output by keeping theirlegs fresher.So far, 11 games into the season, it hasn't worked. Sorather than rotate in en masse, Adelman's turned to mixing...

Nikola Pekovic settling into new role for Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- With 7:50 left in the second quarter Saturdayagainst Boston, Nikola Pekovic suddenly became outmanned.Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea missed a short, fall-awayjumper, and Pekovic had two Celtics to usurp for an offensive rebound. So heused his 6-foot-11, 285-pound frame to clear out Jeff Green and stuck out amassive right arm to corral the ball away from Brandon Bass...

High-powered Wolves seek fifth win in seven games

After eight consecutive losing seasons, the MinnesotaTimberwolves appear to have turned a corner.The same can't be said for the last-place WashingtonWizards.The Timberwolves try to pick up a rare victory in thenation's capital Tuesday night against the struggling Wizards.Kevin Love recorded his 10th double-double with 23 pointsand 12 rebounds as Minnesota (7-4) beat visiting...

Rumor: Kings interested in possible Derrick Williams trade

This is not something likely go down in the near future if it goes down at all, so just put this in your “things that could happen after Christmas or close to the deadline” file. We’ve told you before that the Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to trade Derrick Williams. Flip Saunders and the rest of the front office wants to win now — part of the “keep Kevin Love happy...

Report: Kings Interested In T-Wolves Derrick Williams

When you talk NBA trade rumors, you’re almost certain to hear the name of Derrick Williams. The Minnesota Timberwolves are off to an 7-3 start. Majority of the credit goes to their high octane offense, led by Kevin Love. Minnesota would Love to keep Love (pun intended) long-term, but in order to do so they must show him they’re serious about winning. The T-Wolves would like to...

Wolves' Big 3 scores big to blow out rebuilding Celtics

Playing between the two Kevins — Love and Martin — has been an adjustment for Nikola Pekovic. Not always an easy one, mind you, and sometimes maybe even a little frustrating. But it’s starting to come. Saturday at Target Center, the Timberwolves — playing the night after a listless loss at Denver, playing for the fifth time in seven nights, playing tired — pushed through...

Pick’em Timberwolves @ Wizards

Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4) @ Washington Wizards (2-7) Quick Shots for Wolves Ricky Rubio Leads the NBA with 3.1 steals per game.  Rubio has recorded an NBA record 32 straight games with a steal Wolves shoot 81.7% from the free throw line and have 3 starters shooting over 86% Wolves lead the all time series 8-3 Wolves have averaged 106.8 points per game on the road despite carrying...

Kings Interested In Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams continues to surface in trade rumors as the Minnesota Timberwolves look to reach the playoffs. Flip Saunders and Rick Adelman are believed to want to trade Williams for a veteran piece. The Sacramento Kings have interest in Williams and could put together a package to offer the Wolves for the former second overall pick.

Timberwolves-Wizards Preview

After eight consecutive losing seasons, the Minnesota Timberwolves appear to have turned a corner. The same can't be said for the last-place Washington Wizards. The Timberwolves try to pick up a rare victory in the nation's capital Tuesday night against the struggling Wizards. Kevin Love recorded his 10th double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota (7-4)...

Photo: Dave Chappelle looks jacked at Minnesota charity event

Dave Chappelle looked jacked at a charity event on the Minnesota Timberwolves home court. There were pancakes, of course.
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