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Timberwolves owner Taylor expecting big jump next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau is meeting with his staff to put together an aggressive game plan for the summer in hopes of adding some defensive tenacity to a young team that never quite got it on that end of the floor in his first season on the job.

Owner Glen Taylor hopes the stability of having the same coach for two straight seasons for the first time since 2013 will help the team move past yet another disappointing season.

Thibodeau is the Wolves' fourth coach in the last four seasons. Flip Saunders died of lymphoma in October 2015, and the team decided to move on from interim coach Sam Mitchell last April after he went 29-53 in his one season. Thibodeau was given a five-year deal last summer to take over and instill his attention to detail and defensive focus to an impressionable young team, but they won just two more games this season than last with little discernible improvement on defense.

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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
3/20/2017 Omri Casspi Signed as Free Agent
3/19/2017 Lance Stephenson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
3/8/2017 Lance Stephenson Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
2/25/2017 Lance Stephenson 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
2/8/2017 Lance Stephenson Signed to 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/15/2017 Nemanja Bjelica Left ankle
2/4/2017 Zach LaVine Torn ACL
10/3/2016 Nikola Pekovic Sore right foot
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