Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko

October 20, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived center Kyrylo Fesenko. The Wolves roster now stands at 17 players.

Fesenko, 27, appeared in one preseason game for the Wolves, tallying one rebound and one steal in three minutes of play. The 7-1 center saw action in five games (three starts) for the Wolves entry in 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. Fesenko, originally drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round (38th overall pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft, has averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game over his five-year NBA career.

The Minnesota Timberwolves open up their 26th season on Wednesday, October 29 at the Memphis Grizzlies. The home opener will be the following night, Thursday, Oct. 30, vs. the Detroit Pistons. Tickets for Thursday’s home opener are available now by visiting Timberwolves.com/WolvesTix or by calling 612-673-1234.


Timberwolves Exercise Team Options on Bennett, Dieng and Muhammad

October 19, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that the team has exercised the third-year options on forward Anthony Bennett, center Gorgui Dieng and forward Shabazz Muhammad.

Bennett, obtained in a trade from Cleveland on Aug. 23, saw action in 52 games for the Cavaliers in 2013-14, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per game. He posted two double-doubles on the season, tallying a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench Feb. 11 vs. Sacramento and scoring 10 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds off the bench Feb. 18 at Philadelphia.

Dieng saw action in 60 games last season, including 33 of the final 35; he averaged 4.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. He started 15 of the final 18 contests, averaging 12.0 points and 11.3 while collecting nine double-doubles. Dieng closed his rookie NBA campaign by being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March.

Muhammad finished his rookie NBA season by appearing in 37 games for the Wolves, all off the bench, and averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game. He tallied a season-high 20 points Feb. 25 at Phoenix, one of four double-digit nights on the season.


Shabazz Muhammad to Donate and Deliver School Supplies to Local Students

October 13, 2014

Who:    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad

What:   For the second year, Shabazz Muhammad and the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation are partnering with the Kids In Need Foundation to donate and deliver 125 backpacks full of school supplies to a local school. Muhammad will help pack backpacks with donated school supplies and will deliver them to students in need at Prodeo Academy. Interviews with Muhammad, a student and a Kids In Need Foundation representative will be available.

When:  Tuesday, Oct. 14

3–3:15 p.m. – Packing backpacks with school supplies

Kids In Need Foundation:

2719 Patton Rd., Roseville 55113

 

3:20–3:50 p.m. – Deliver backpacks and interact with students

Prodeo Academy:

1555 40th Ave. NE, Minneapolis 55421

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Timberwolves Showcase New Concession Items for Upcoming Season

October 13, 2014

What:  The Minnesota Timberwolves will host a sampling event to showcase the newest concession items at Target Center for the 2014-15 NBA season.

Who:  The Timberwolves in partnership with Delaware North Companies Sportservice are hosting an invite-only tasting event to give Timberwolves members and media an opportunity to sample new items on the concession menu for the 2014-15 NBA season. Surly Brewing Co. and Summit Brewing Company will also be on hand to provide samples of beers that will be available at Wolves games. Representatives from the Timberwolves and Delaware North Companies Sportservice will be available for interviews.

When:        Tuesday, Oct. 14

4:30 – 6 p.m.

                   Media access at 4 p.m.

 

Where:       Target Center Concourse

600 First Avenue North

Enter at VIP Entrance in skyway 

 

Contact information:

Kylie Crull, Minnesota Timberwolves, (612) 673-8409, crull@timberwolves.com


Timberwolves to Host Closeout Memorabilia Sale

October 8, 2014

Minnesota Timberwolves fans have a chance to add rare, unique and offbeat items to their sports memorabilia collection during the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation’s 3rd annual closeout sale on Friday, Oct. 10. The sale takes place in the Target Center concourse outside Section 138 during the Wolves home preseason game against Philadelphia. The sale starts when the Target Center doors open at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until the end of the game.

All sale proceeds benefit the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and its year-round outreach programs to positively impact Minnesota youth.
Examples of available sale items include locker magnets, team signed basketballs, jerseys, shoes, bobble heads and much more.

About the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation
The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures, and experience lifelong memories. In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 2,146 organizations with $842,790 in in-kind donations, 20,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 3,107 volunteer hours, 53 community members honored on-court, and 15 grants distributed. The FastBreak Foundation is proud to be supported by the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation.

Contact information:
Kylie Crull, Minnesota Timberwolves, (612) 673-8409, crull@timberwolves.com


Wolves PR Department Accepting Credential, Photography and Seating Requests for Home Preseason Opener vs. Philadelphia

October 7, 2014

Media members planning to attend the Minnesota Timberwolves 2014-15 home preseason opener vs. Philadelphia at Target Center on Friday, October 10 (7 p.m. tip) must reserve a seat and credential with the Timberwolves public relations department.

All media members, including those with full-season credentials, are required to RSVP in advance to reserve their seats. As a reminder, a season credential does not guarantee a seat.

Please send credential and seating requests Wolves PR Coordinator Alex King (king@timberwolves.com) by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9. Priority seating for the game will be granted to working members who are on deadline.


Minnesota Timberwolves Single Game Tickets to Go On Sale Saturday, Oct. 4

October 1, 2014

Fans Pay No Fees on Tickets Purchased Through Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that individual game tickets for the team’s 2014-15 NBA season will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. Fans can once again purchase tickets with no fees at Timberwolves.com/wolvestix, which is the only source to guarantee authentic tickets.

Limited single game tickets are available for select contests, including the January 31 matchup against Cleveland.  The only way to guarantee a seat to the most in-demand Wolves games is by purchasing a season membership, Timberwolves Flex Pack or group tickets. Memberships, Flex Packs and group tickets are currently on sale for the 2014-15 season and offer exclusive benefits and significant savings over single game ticket prices. For more information or to purchase a membership, group tickets or Flex Pack, call 612-673-1234 or visit Timberwolves.com.

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