Before his team faced the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau stressed the Timberwolves couldn't replace injured star Jimmy Butler with a single player. To overcome his absence, they would need a collective effort.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Timberwolves drafted Arizona's Lauri Markkanen with the No. 7 overall pick for the Chicago Bulls after the two teams agreed to a blockbuster deal that sends three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.
The Bulls are sending Butler and the No. 16 pick for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the seventh pick.
CHICAGO (AP) -- NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Timberwolves have agreed to terms with former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team's coach and president of basketball operations.
Winnipeg, MT (Learfield Sports) -- Fans in Winnipeg were there to see reigning N-B-A Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins. He scored nine points in 24 minutes of play in the exhibition game, but the Timberwolves lost 114-105. Wiggins got the biggest ovation of the night.
Hernandez hammered by Yankees
UNDATED (AP) — Felix Hernandez was trying to become the majors' first nine-game winner of the season last night. Instead, he was chased during a five-run fifth that gave the New York Yankees a 7-0 lead in a 7-2 triumph over the Mariners in Seattle.