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Minnesota Timberwolves (22-35)


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AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options.

They can try to chase down the eighth seed and make the playoffs, with the Denver Nuggets just 3 1/2 games ahead of them. Or they could turn their eyes toward the lottery, either using a higher draft pick to add another talented young player or as an asset to move this summer in a quest for an accomplished veteran to complement a promising trio of young stars.

For Wolves owner Glen Taylor, president and coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Scott Layden, there is no debate.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns23.7
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns11.8
Assists: Ricky Rubio8.4
FG%: Karl-Anthony Towns51.6%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.78
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.44
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.7 (16)
Rebounds: 40.6 (3)
Assists: 22.6 (14)
FG%: 47.2% (28)
FT%: 76.8% (9)
3P%: 36.3% (21)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.8 (17)
Rebounds: 42.4 (25)
Assists: 23.4 (10)
FG%: 46.4% (9)
FT%: 79.1% (9)
3P%: 35.0% (22)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Utah 35 22 .614 --
Oklahoma City 32 25 .561 3.0
Denver 25 31 .446 9.5
Portland 23 33 .411 11.5
Minnesota 22 35 .386 13.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/8/2017 Lance Stephenson Signed to 10-Day Contract
1/7/2017 John Lucas III Waived
10/22/2016 Rasual Butler Waived
10/22/2016 Toure' Murry Waived
9/26/2016 Rasual Butler Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/15/2017 Lance Stephenson Sprained left ankle
2/4/2017 Zach LaVine Torn ACL
2/4/2017 Adreian Payne Illness
10/3/2016 Nikola Pekovic Sore right foot
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