Minnesota Timberwolves Day at ESPN feat. Stephen A. Smith – Schedule and Highlights

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It’s Minnesota Timberwolves Day at ESPN, or ‘Timberwolves: All-Access’, as they’ve coined it. Whatever you want to call it, the ‘worldwide leader in sports’ is in Minneapolis on Friday and they are running features on the Timberwolves all day long.

That’s right, you thought the esteemed four-letter network had been ignoring the Wolves this entire time. When in fact, they were just waiting for one day, so they can get it all out of their way, and get back to the big market teams they actually care about. So, we might as well soak it in. Here’s today’s ‘Timberwolves: All-Access’ schedule on the ESPN family of networks.

Minnesota Timberwolves Day at ESPN (All-Access) Schedule:

It started early this morning on ‘AM’ SportsCenter and continues with First Take, where the star of the day, Stephen A. Smith is co-hosting the show from the Twin Cities. He already interviewed Karl-Anthony Towns, but the day is only getting started.

The days’ events include (but are not limited to) features on Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert along with the KAT interview, a Naz Reid sit down and a couple different features/interviews with Ant.

ESPN is doing hits from Minnesota and from inside Target Center throughout the day, and it is all leading up to the grand finale, a primetime (west coast) matchup vs the Milwaukee Bucks at 9 p.m. CT. Here is their schedule for the day.

It’s Minnesota Timberwolves Day on SportsCenter 

  • TV Channel: ESPN2 
  • Time: 7 AM (CT) 

SportsCenter will air parts of a recent Timberwolves practice, which will feature Coach Finch and Wolves players mic’d up for an exclusive all-access look into the team. 

“Timberwolves: All-Access” on Get Up! with Stephen A. Smith 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 8:30 AM (CT)  

Live from Minneapolis, Stephen A. Smith will introduce Timberwolves Day or “Timberwolves: All-Access” on Get Up! (ESPN) This segment will air again on ESPN2 at 9 AM.

Related: Mike Conley Agrees to Contract Extension with Minnesota Timberwolves

Karl-Anthony Towns interview on First Take 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 9:35 AM (CT) 

Karl-Anthony Towns joins Stephen A. Smith on First Take 

Naz Reid interview on SportsCenter 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 11:20 AM (CT)

SportsCenter interviews the best bench big man in the league, Naz Reid.

Rudy Gobert takes you to film school on SportsCenter 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 12 PM (CT) 

ESPN’s Richard Jefferson will chat with Minnesota Timberwolves big man Rudy Gobert to breakdown some of his defensive highlights and shed light on Minnesota’s No. 1 ranked defense. Rudy’s segment will air on SportsCenter (noon) first and then again on NBA Today at 2 PM (ESPN2) and 4 PM (ESPNEWS).

Related: Anthony Davis Says Timberwolves are the Best Team He’s Seen This Season

Anthony Edwards Interview with Malika Andrews on SportsCenter 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 12 PM (CT) 

ESPN’s Malika Andrews interviews Anthony Edwards for a chat about his blow up season and the Minnesota Timberwolves success in the first half. This segment will first air on SportsCenter at noon CT and then again on NBA Today at 2 PM (ESPN2) and 4 PM (ESPNEWS).

Ride to Work with Mike Conley Jr. on NBA Today 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 2 
  • Time: 2 PM (CT) 

NBA Today  rides along with point guard Mike Conley Jr. on his way to the arena for a “Ride to Work” segment. The segment will first air at 2 PM on ESPN 2, then again at 4 PM on ESPNEWS.

Anthony Edwards interviews with Stephen A. Smith on NBA Countdown Live

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 6-6:30 PM (CT) 

Anthony Edwards joins Stephen A. Smith on the NBA Countdown Live pregame show.  

Alex Rodriguez Interviews on Timberwolves vs. Bucks broadcast 

  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: Interview during Wolves vs. Bucks broadcast (9 PM CT start) 

Timberwolves minority owner Alex Rodriguez joins ESPN’s Mark Jones and Richard Jefferson live during Wolves vs. Bucks.

This article will be updated throughout the day with highlights and clips with the best moments.

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