Camp Location: Mayo Clinic Square, Minneapolis
Coach: Tom Thibodeau, five years (first with Timberwolves); 255-139 overall.
Last Season: 31-51, did not make playoffs.
Key Returnees: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng, Nikola Pekovic, Nemanja Bjelica, Kevin Garnett, Tyus Jones, Shabazz Muhammad, Adreian Payne.
Key Additions: Kris Dunn (rookie, Providence), Cole Aldrich (LA Clippers), Jordan Hill (Indiana), Brandon Rush (Golden State), John Lucas (Puerto Rico), Toure Murry (D-League).
Key Losses: Tayshaun Prince (free agent), Greg Smith (free agent), Damjan Rudez (Orlando).
Outlook: There’s a lot to like about this young, explosive bunch. Start with second-year center Karl Anthony-Towns, who’s helping to bring back the big man. Throw in wing Andrew Wiggins, a fantastic and skilled athlete. And let’s not forget that Tom Thibodeau is now the man charged with bringing it all together. Thibodeau is an expert in discipline and defense, and up until now, that’s about all the Timberwolves lacked. Training camp will be about instituting Thibodeau’s proven principles. The regular season will be about seeing how quickly the young guns adapt and put everything into practice.