Timberwolves begin informal training at practice facility

Karl-Anthony Towns, coach Ryan Saunders and the Timberwolves open the season Oct. 23 on the road.

The entire Minnesota Timberwolves roster is already at the team’s training facility for informal workouts, as relayed by Jon Kraczynski of The Athletic.

The Timberwolves made some changes since last season, hiring Ryan Saunders as full-time coach after a stint as the interim man. Saunders replaced Tom Thibodeau midway through the year following the Jimmy Butler fiasco, which ended with Butler traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Timberwolves finished 36-46 and failed to make the playoffs.

Top returness taking part in the workouts: Center Karl Anthony-Towns, swingman Andrew Wiggins and point guard Jeff Teague. Top newcomers include lottery pick and wing Jarrett Culver, forward Jake Layman and shooting guard Josh Okogie.

The Timberwolves open training camp in two weeks and tip off the regular season Oct. 23 at the Brooklyn Nets.