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NEW ORLEANS -- The Timberwolves were down to nine healthy players at Friday's shootaround; Lazar Hayward is now ill and questionable for the game in New Orleans, and J.J. Barea remains in Dallas, where he went to see a doctor about his back problems. The soonest he will join the team is for its Sunday game in San Antonio.
Rick Adelman also remains away from the team with his ailing wife. The soonest he will rejoin it is also in San Antonio, although nothing has been decided yet. Assistant coach Terry Porter, who has coached the team to a 1-1 record while filling in since Monday, will continue to be in charge as his team remains in flux with ever more injuries.
"A lot of unknowns for our team right now," Porter said. "A lot of day-to-day things."
In Oklahoma City, the team had only 10 players and was on the second night of a back-to-back, which made for late-game exhaustion and some strange lineups, Porter said. Alexey Shved played 39 minutes, Dante Cunningham 33. Porter said he hasn't put in too many changes to Adelman's system in his brief time in charge, except perhaps those to deal with the team's lack of personnel.
"It's a fine line trying to win games and also understand the importance of not trying to run guys into the ground and having some more breakdowns," Porter said of his current task.
"They're young, and it's just one of those things where it's a lot of games, a lot of minutes. Most of the time, they can respond and come back off those situations."
Post back-to-back Ricky: Ricky Rubio played in his first back-to-back Tuesday and Wednesday, logging eight assists in the first game and seven in the second, and he did so without suffering a setback.
"It felt normal, like tired from a back-to-back, but nothing at all on the knee, so that's a good sign," Rubio said.
Although Porter wouldn't speak to Rubio's minutes limitation lifting "That's above my pay grade," he joked Rubio said he hopes it will end soon. He played 22 minutes Wednesday night, which will likely remain the status quo on Friday, but he said he plans to meet with doctors to discuss the end of the limitation.
Porter said that there haven't been discussions as to Rubio's return to the starting lineup, and they likely won't come until the minutes limitation is lifted.
Rubio also discussed the need for him to look for his shot more. After not attempting a single shot besides free throws on Tuesday, he went 0-of-3 from the field Wednesday night, and he needs to continue looking a bit to score, he said. With Love out and Barea also sitting for at least the next game, the team has lost a good chunk of its scoring and will need to look even to Rubio for points. Rubio said he needs to adjust his mindset and get over his injury-related fear of driving to the basket.
Kevin Love's surgery: No word yet on Love's surgery. The team is still working to schedule it based on the doctor's availability.
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Rick Adelman is not expected to rejoin the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Antonio on Sunday or Dallas on Monday, according to Terry Porter, who's been acting as head coach in Adelman's absence. Adelman has been with his wife, Mary Kay, while she's been hospitalized, and he hasn't coached the team since Jan. 5.
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