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Timberwolves name John Thomas VP of community engagement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) John Thomas grew up in Minneapolis, becoming a prep star at Roosevelt High School before playing at the University of Minnesota and bouncing around the NBA for five seasons.

One of those seasons toward the end of his career was with his hometown Timberwolves and he had always hoped to one day return to the organization. That day finally came on Thursday when the Wolves hired him as vice president of community engagement.

"There's a real shift in mindset and the direction the team wants to take," Thomas said. "I'm really honored and happy about that direction and look forward to being a part of the voice and trying to create it."

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)
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
Full Standings
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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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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