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L 105-129
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W 144-109
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Timberwolves will not retain Newton, Kander

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor decided to hire Tom Thibodeau as coach and president of basketball operations and Scott Layden as general manager, many in the organization braced for sweeping changes to the front office and coaching staff.

Those changes arrived Friday, a few weeks after Thibodeau and Layden took over.

Milt Newton, the general manager who took the lead after Flip Saunders died from Hodgkin's lymphoma just before the season began, and Arnie Kander, the sports science guru brought in by Saunders to help address the team's difficulties in keeping players healthy, were among the most significant names not to be retained.

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Leaders
Points: Andrew Wiggins20.7
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns10.5
Assists: Ricky Rubio8.6
FG%: Karl-Anthony Towns54.2%
Steals: Ricky Rubio2.13
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.68
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.0 (24)
Rebounds: 41.9 (7)
Assists: 22.6 (20)
FG%: 47.1% (28)
FT%: 75.7% (18)
3P%: 35.5% (17)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 102.4 (15)
Rebounds: 41.6 (29)
Assists: 23.4 (8)
FG%: 46.4% (7)
FT%: 79.2% (4)
3P%: 33.8% (25)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Oklahoma City 55 27 .671 --
x-Portland 44 38 .537 11.0
Utah 40 42 .488 15.0
Denver 33 49 .402 22.0
Minnesota 29 53 .354 26.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/22/2016 Greg Smith Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/12/2016 Greg Smith Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/2/2016 Greg Smith Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/1/2016 Kevin Martin Waived
2/25/2016 Andre Miller Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/3/2016 Nikola Pekovic Sore right foot
1/27/2016 Kevin Garnett Sore right knee
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