Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/23/12
Looking at their schedule, youd think the Timberwolves had some kind of in with whomever in the NBA is responsible for laying out the slate of games. First the convenient five-day break at the peak of their injuries, and now this post-Thanksgiving game in Portland, the city to which so many players and coaches are connected.First and foremost, theres Rick Adelman, who played in Portland from 1970-73 and then coached the Trail Blazers from 1989-94. He still calls the area home. Same with Kevin Love, who attended high school in the Portland area, even playing alongside one of Adelmans sons at Lake Oswego High School. Brandon Roy, who didnt make the trip after knee surgery Monday, spent the first five years of his career playing for the Trail Blazers, and he grew up in nearby Seattle. In addition, Luke Ridnour is from Blaine, Wash., and attended college at the University of Oregon.The Timberwolves staff also boasts its fair share of connections to the Portland area. Terry Porter played...
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