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FIBA World Cup

News, notes, and analysis of Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx players participating in the FIBA World Cup.

One Thing Each Wolves Player Can Bring From the FIBA World Cup to the 2023 NBA Season

The Wolves had a ton of players in the international tournament, so what are some of the best things that they can bring with them to the regular season?

FIBA World Cup Semifinals: USA, Canada Both Fall in Shocking Upsets

Despite 23 points for Anthony Edwards, the USA’s bid for a gold medal falls short in a semifinal loss to Germany, while Serbia defeated Canada in a stunning win.

FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Canada Advance to Semifinals

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dominates, and NAW puts up a very solid showing against Luka Dončić and Slovenia as Team Canada gets a date with Serbia in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Semifinals.

FIBA World Cup Quarterfinals: USA Rolls Despite Quiet Game From Edwards

The Timberwolves star scored only three points, but added three assists and three rebounds, and played excellent defense in USA’s blowout win over Italy in Manila.

FIBA World Cup Day 10: Lithuania Stuns USA; Dominican Republic’s World Cup Run Ends; Canada Advances

Despite 25 points from Towns and 35 points from Edwards, the Dominican Republic and Team USA fell short of victory on Sunday morning.

FIBA World Cup Day 9: Gobert Leads France to Win in Final Game; Jordan Clarkson Ends China’s Campaign

For Team France, Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert tacked on 17 points and 8 rebounds — ending France’s tournament on a positive note. China’s World Cup campaign was capped off with a massive loss to the Philippines.

FIBA World Cup Day 8: Ant Leads USA to Victory; KAT Dominates in a Dominican Loss

Anthony Edwards led the United States to another win with 17 second-half points, while Karl-Anthony Towns had a stellar 39 points for the Dominican Republic.

FIBA World Cup Day 7: Classification Game Victories for Kai’er & Gobert

Li Kai’er (Kyle Anderson) helps lead Team China to their first victory at the FIBA World Cup. Meanwhile, Rudy Gobert returned to the court for a dominant win over Iran.

FIBA World Cup Day 6: Edwards and USA Dominate, Anderson and China Fall to Puerto Rico

Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards led the American national team to a 48-point victory against Jordan on Wednesday morning.

FIBA World Cup Day 5: KAT, NAW Remain Undefeated; Gobert, Spagnolo Sit

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns led the Dominican Republic to a 3-0 Group Stage record, while guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker helped Canada do the same with excellent 3-point shooting.

FIBA World Cup Day 4: One Door Closes, Another Stays Open

In a preview of the season, Kyle Anderson assisted Anthony Edwards. But instead on Monday it came in the form of China being eliminated from gold medal contention, with the US well on its way.

FIBA World Cup Day 3: KAT Dominates; NAW Shoots the Lights Out; France is Eliminated

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Dominican to another win over Italy, Nickeil Alexander Walker continues his sharp shooting in a win for Canada, and Rudy Gobert and France get eliminated

FIBA World Cup Day 2: Anthony Edwards and Team USA Start Strong

Anthony Edwards helped tournament favorites USA over New Zealand with a double-digit effort, while Kyle Anderson and China got routed by Serbia.

FIBA World Cup Day 1: KAT Shines; NAW, Canada Defeat Gobert, France

Towns led the Dominican Republic to a win over the Philippines with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Alexander-Walker and Canada blew out Gobert and France.

How Will Team USA Experience Help Edwards, Wolves This Season?

Anthony Edwards may be ascending to superstardom wearing the Stars and Stripes during Team USA’s quest for gold at the FIBA World Cup, but the most important thing is what it will do for him and the Timberwolves for this upcoming NBA season.

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Anthony Edwards Continued His Rise to Superstardom in USA’s Win Over Germany

Edwards scored a team-high 34 points en route to leading a 16-point second half comeback in USA’s final FIBA World Cup warmup exhibition game in Abu Dhabi.