— The Minnesota Timberwolves will once again try to go above .500 when they welcome the Nuggets to the Target Center tonight. Minnesota is 25-and-25 following a 126-106 win over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. The Wolves currently sit in seventh place in the Western Conference, just a half-game ahead of the Clippers.
— The Minnesota Wild are securing one of their young forwards. Jordan Greenway agreed to a three-year extension worth nine-million dollars yesterday. The 24-year-old has played with the Wild since the 2017-18 season, and he has four goals and nine assists for Minnesota this season. Greenway and the Wild are at the Blackhawks tomorrow night.
— The Minnesota Vikings are getting closer to naming their next head coach. The team conducted in-person interviews in California with Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell and defensive coordinator Raheem Morris yesterday. It was the second time the Vikings spoke with each of the coaches. Additionally, the team is expected to interview Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham today for the second time, and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is reportedly being flown in to interview with the team on Wednesday. 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans declined his second interview request and is planning on staying in his current position with San Francisco.
— Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will play in his third career Pro Bowl. Cousins was named as a replacement to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is opting out of the game due to injury. The Pro Bowl selection is Cousins’ second since joining the Vikings in 2018. He completed 66-point-three percent of his passes for 4,221 yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions in 2021.
— The Minnesota Lynx are reportedly bringing back point guard Layshia Clarendon for the 2022 campaign. The Star Tribune reports that the 30-year-old has agreed to a deal to return to the team. Clarendon averaged 10-point-four points and five-point-seven assists with Minnesota during the 2021 season, her first with the Lynx.
— The Minnesota Gophers football program is continuing to build its 2023 roster. Offensive lineman Reese Tripp announced that he’s committing to the team after he graduates from southeast Minnesota’s Kasson-Mantorville High School in 2023. Tripp is Minnesota’s second commitment from the 2023 class.