The ownership group for Minnesota’s prospective franchise chose Timberwolves through a name-the-team contest in 1986. The nickname beat out Polars by a 2-1 margin in the final vote, which was conducted in 333 of the state’s 842 city councils. Tim Pope, who was one of the first fans to nominate Timberwolves, won a trip to the NBA All-Star Game. Pope submitted 10 nicknames in all, including Gun Flints. “I thought a two-word name would win,” he told a reporter. The most popular entry in the contest was Blizzard, but the team wanted a nickname that was more unique to its home state. “Minnesota is the only state in the lower 48 with free-roaming packs of timber wolves,” a team official said.

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Nathan Knight signed two-year, partially guaranteed contract with Minnesota

Nathan Knight signed a two-year, $3.71M contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He'll make $1.84M in 2022-23 and $2.00M in 2023-24. The first year of his contract is partially guaranteed for $350,000 while his second year is partially guaranteed … I need to read more from this story

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Sun forward Alyssa Thomas named Eastern Conference Player of Week

Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Thomas averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game as the Sun went 3-0 last week, defeating the New York Liberty and sweeping a back-to-back against the Lynx in Minnesota. Her stellar week began…

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Long-term deal for Jaylen Nowell?

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Canada’s AJ Lawson ready to make the most of opportunity with Timberwolves: ‘I want to showcase that nothing’s a fluke’

Rather than derailing his dreams, going undrafted opened up an alternate path for AJ Lawson, who is ready to embark upon the next chapter of his career after signing a two-way contract with the Timberwolves. I need to read more from this story