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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Tim Connelly on Anthony Edwards’ use of homophobic language: We are disappointed

Chris Hine: Timberwolves President Tim Connelly has released a statement regarding Anthony Edwards' use of homophobic language in an Instagram video: “We are disappointed in the language and actions Anthony Edwards displayed on social media. The … I need to read more from this story

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Getting to know new Timberwolves forward CJ Elleby

The new Timberwolves front office led by president of operations Tim Connelly continues to acquire talent ahead of training camp in late September. One of the latest additions is forward CJ Elleby, inked to an Exhibit-10 contract. He’ll have a chance to fight for a roster spot before the Opening Night roster is set. An…