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ESPN's "Timberwolves: All-Access" with Stephen A. Smith explained: TV schedule & more

Stephen A. Smith is a man of his word. 

Back in January, Smith proclaimed on ESPN’s First Take that he would travel to Minnesota because he’s such a big believer in Anthony Edwards and the Timberwolves. 

"Listen to what I'm saying to you on national television," Smith said. "Right now when I see Anthony Edwards, I see in the making, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan. You know how I hate cold weather. I'll fly to Minnesota to see that brother. He is box office. Anthony Edwards, you hear what I'm saying to y'all, he is special.”  

Well on Friday, Smith and ESPN will be in Minneapolis for “Timberwolves: All-Access,” a special content initiative that will feature daylong Wolves-related content on the network. “Timberwolves: All-Access" will air throughout the day on ESPN and lead into Wolves vs. Bucks at 9 PM, which will also be broadcast live on ESPN. 

Here’s everything you need to know about “Timberwolves: All-Access" on Friday, Feb. 23, which will air throughout the day on ESPN and ESPN2.  

“Timberwolves: All-Access" 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: All-Access" on Get Up! and highlight the Wolves. This segment will air again on ESPN2 at 9 AM.

Karl-Anthony Towns on First Take 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 9:35 AM (CT) 

Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns will join Stephen A. Smith on First Take for a live segment about the Timberwolves and his All-Star play. 

Naz Reid on SportsCenter 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 11:20 AM (CT)

The crew over at SportsCenter will do a live interview with Wolves reserve big man Naz Reid.

Rudy Gobert’s Film Room Session on SportsCenter 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 12 PM (CT) 

ESPN’s Richard Jefferson will chat with Wolves center Rudy Gobert as they breakdown his defensive highlights from the season and provide analysis about Minnesota’s No. 1 ranked defense, which leads the league in defensive rating. This segment will first air on SportsCenter at noon and then again on NBA Today at 2 PM (ESPN2) and 4 PM (ESPNEWS). 

Anthony Edwards on SportsCenter 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 12 PM (CT) 

ESPN’s Malika Andrews will sit down with Wolves All-Star guard Anthony Edwards for a chat about his stellar play and Minnesota’s success this season. This segment will first air on SportsCenter at noon and then again on NBA Today at 2 PM (ESPN2) and 4 PM (ESPNEWS). 

Mike Conley Jr. on NBA Today 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 2 
  • Time: 2 PM (CT) 

NBA Today will tag along with Wolves veteran point guard Mike Conley Jr. for a “Ride to Work” segment.

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Anthony Edwards on NBA Countdown Live with Stephen A. Smith  
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: 6-6:30 PM (CT) 

Anthony Edwards will join Stephen A. Smith for a pregame chat on NBA Countdown Live.  

Alex Rodriguez on Wolves vs. Bucks broadcast 
  • TV Channel: ESPN 
  • Time: During Wolves vs. Bucks broadcast (9 PM CT start) 

Timberwolves and Lynx Co-Owner Alex Rodriguez will join ESPN’s Mark Jones and Richard Jefferson live on air during Wolves vs. Bucks.