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2019 Schedule
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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler in the house. We hear he did not arrive here on the team bus.

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Nuggets extend contract of coach Malone

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a contract extension with coach Michael Malone, the team announced ahead of its season opener Wednesday.

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5hChris Herring

Butler, Wolves unsure what to expect in opener

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said he wasn't sure how long he'd play Jimmy Butler in Wednesday's opener. Butler himself sounded unsure as to exactly how he'd react if his teammates didn't show enough intensity.

Butler on opener: 'Try not to get kicked out of the game' (0:30)

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler practices before tonight's game against the Spurs.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Jimmy Butler practicing for tonight's game against the Spurs.

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Zach LaVine on Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins' work ethic: Kat (Towns) and Wigs (Wiggins) are some of my good friends. Wigs just had his newborn baby and congratulations to him on that. And Kat is a really laid back dude, but they are extremely competitive at the same time. They work hard. I feel like they are getting some flack in the media because some people are saying they don't work hard. People in the organization are saying that. But I think they are extremely hard workers. Whenever I am in the gym, they are too. I have seen Wigs go back late night after games that he didn't play well and go get shots up too. So, I think they are proven players in the NBA for sure. I think they will be just fine."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

I asked Zach LaVine if he is paying attention to the events unfolding with his former team in Minnesota. He said: "I feel like everybody is paying attention to it at some point because it goes across your ticker so much right now. But they are in a situation, I feel like that is professional sports though. You get hit with adversity. They are dealing with it the way they feel is best."

Jalen: Butler will be 'pleasantly surprised' by Wolves fans (1:37)
Butler 'focused in on today,' not T-Wolves' opener (0:54)
A timeline of the Butler-T-Wolves dramatics (1:23)
Towns knows Wolves are riding a bad wave into regular season (1:36)
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5dChris Herring

Towns: Wolves' preseason woes 'unacceptable'

The Wolves capped an eventful week Friday night with a lackluster 143-121 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in their preseason finale, a performance that Karl-Anthony Towns called "unacceptable."

KAT gives short answers to Butler questions (1:11)
Herring: 'Not sure if it makes sense' for Butler to come back (1:27)
Timeline of Jimmy Butler's Timberwolves' drama (1:24)

Brian Windhorst Joins

Doug Kezirian discusses NBA season win totals with NBA Insider Brian Windhorst and professional bettor Preston Johnson. They participate in a "fantasy draft" and choose over or under for all 30 teams.

Pippen agrees with Garnett's take on Butler-Wolves saga (1:20)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George says he's talked to Jimmy Butler about what's going on in Minnesota: "Jimmy has a very valid point. I'm on Jimmy's side."

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Garnett: Butler, Wolves both a 'little delusional'

Kevin Garnett told The Athletic he hopes the Timberwolves can "get through this rough patch and everybody can get on the same [page] and figure it out," but he sees flaws in disgruntled star Jimmy Butler's approach in requesting a trade.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game109.58th
Rebounds Per Game42.024th
Assists Per Game22.718th
Points Allowed107.317th

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