The NBA announced today that the Minnesota Timberwolves will play two exhibitions in China before next season against the Golden State Warriors. The exhibitions are part of the NBA Global Games China 2017. The two games will be played on Oct. 5 in Shenzhen and Oct. 8 in Shanghai.The game in Shenzhen will be played at Shenzhen Universiade Center and the Sanghai game will take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena.
This will mark the first trip to China for the Timberwolves. However, Minnesota has previously played overseas in Japan, Turkey, England, France, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The NBA has previously scheduled 22 other games in the greater China area; the Minnesota Timberwolves will become the 14th NBA team to play a preseason game in China.