Originally written November 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS J.J. Barea will sit for Friday night's game against the Pacers at Target Center, and when the team flies out to Chicago afterward, Barea will remain behind. The point guard suffered a left mid-foot sprain during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win over Orlando, and for the past two days, the team has been vague about his status. It's still not clear when Barea will return, but we know this much: He won't be in Chicago for the Bulls game Saturday, and he'll be evaluated Sunday to see if he can fly to Dallas for Monday's game against the Mavericks. With Barea out, Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said he'll lean on Malcolm Lee and Will Conroy as Luke Ridnour's backups. In an ideal world, Adelman would likely prefer to play Ridnour as much as possible, but given his back problems throughout the preseason, it will be necessary for Conroy and Lee to eat up some minutes. Adelman also said he's uncomfortable moving Alexey Shved to point ...
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