Minnesota Timberwolves Media Day Primer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 30: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 30: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves are hosting media day on Monday before beginning training camp. Here’s what to watch for as you get ready for the start of the season.

Media day is upon us, ladies and gentlemen.

The unofficial kickoff to basketball season in the Twin Cities will occur on Monday at Mayo Clinic Square. The Minnesota Timberwolves franchise has long done a great job providing updates and general transparency to the event, allowing fans to follow along on social media and at the team’s website.

We’ll have coverage throughout the day here at Dunking With Wolves and on our Twitter account as we pass along the highlights from the individual media sessions and any other notable tidbits.

As you prepare for the start of basketball, here are a few things to catch up on:

  • The Wolves released their training camp roster over the weekend. It was basically as expected, including confirmation of both two-way players as well as the non-guaranteed roster invites.
  • A few days ago, Andrew Ites walked Dunking With Wolves readers through the players who appear to be on the bubble before camp even begins.
  • The digital department has been busy for the Timberwolves, as two different online video series are ongoing. One of the videos centers around the team’s rookies and their acclimation to the NBA, and the other, Track the Pack, is a general behind-the-scenes look at the team. Episode Two just posted and covers the Wolves’ trip to the Bahamas in August.
  • The team recently announced another series of promotions and hiring to their front office and coaching staffs. One again are some familiar names in the bunch.
  • The television schedule was already announced, so if you live in one of a few NBA cities and don’t often to get the Wolves play, well, start planning your trip.
  • If you’re following along with training camp and are at the point where you throw your hands up and beg for a second star, then check out Jack Borman’s piece about the five best realistic trade targets for the Wolves during the season.

While we don’t know the extent of the TImberwolves.com coverage, we’ll be sure to grab the high points and package them all out to you here at DWW.

Now, to try and avoid getting too wrapped up in the hype as we head towards preseason games. Media day is always a high point when it comes to optimism, and this year doesn’t appear to be any different.