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The Minnesota Timberwolves have opened their 2023 Minnesota Timberwolves training camp, and the focus is to coordinate that chemistry, and communication, and redefine the roles of various contributors to prepare for their first game.  Curiously enough, we won’t have long to wait to see the Timberwolves take the basketball court this season.

This year, the Timberwolves are one of two teams that open their training camp a week sooner than other NBA teams. That has become an annual tradition of the NBA, a two-game preseason series that pits two competitive teams in a pair of games that set live action in a unique corner of the globe.

The Timberwolves will play a pair of basketball games that will be the first live basketball action for the team in many months. While the Timberwolves roster had a tremendous number of players involved in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Tournament, this will be the first time that the Timberwolves will have the chance to establish their 2023 NBA season rotations and give some new players minutes with the Wolves.

What can Wolves fans expect?

In 2022, the NBA agreed to send the Milwaukee Bucks to face the Atlanta Hawks in the two-game preseason battle. In that year, the Bucks battled the Hawks a bit later in the preseason, on October 6 and 8, 2022.  In both games, the Bucks and Hawks managed the workload on the starters to about 20 minutes.

Both teams went deep into their depth chart, getting playing time for a number of eight to eleven additional players. For the Timberwolves, that will almost certainly ensure that the team will see rookie forward Leonard Miller on the court, as well as new veteran additions Shake Milton and Troy Brown Jr.

The Minnesota Timberwolves roster is set, and we’ll cover that topic soon. But for now, we want you to be prepared to see these Timberwolves step onto the basketball court once again on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:00 am CT.

This could be a very exciting season for the Timberwolves. Don’t miss out.

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