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Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51)


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Growing up quick: Big spurt turns Patton into 1st-rounder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Justin Patton almost grew too fast for his own good.

The Minnesota Timberwolves' first-round draft pick sprouted from a 6-foot-1 point guard as a freshman in high school to a 7-foot center by the time he first stepped foot on campus at Creighton in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Bluejays coach Greg McDermott had to slow things down for Patton.

"I had to learn how to do simple things all over again, like run, seal and use my body in ways I should, being 7-feet tall," Patton said as he was introduced Tuesday by his new team.

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Leaders
Points: Karl-Anthony Towns25.1
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.3
Assists: Ricky Rubio9.1
FG%: Karl-Anthony Towns54.2%
Steals: Ricky Rubio1.71
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.26
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.7 (18)
Rebounds: 40.4 (2)
Assists: 23.1 (18)
FG%: 47.5% (28)
FT%: 76.8% (8)
3P%: 36.6% (23)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.6 (13)
Rebounds: 42.4 (25)
Assists: 23.7 (9)
FG%: 46.7% (8)
FT%: 79.9% (5)
3P%: 34.9% (20)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Utah 51 31 .622 --
x-Oklahoma City 47 35 .573 4.0
x-Portland 41 41 .500 10.0
Denver 40 42 .488 11.0
Minnesota 31 51 .378 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/22/2017 Jimmy Butler Traded Part of five-player deal
6/22/2017 Justin Patton Traded Part of five-player deal
6/20/2017 Nikola Pekovic Waived
3/20/2017 Omri Casspi Signed as Free Agent
3/19/2017 Lance Stephenson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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