Found December 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS After taking Saturday off, the Timberwolves returned to practice on Sunday, with Rick Adelman absent and Brandon Roy present for the first time since Nov. 18. Adelman attended the dedication of a basketball court at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon. Adelman was the head coach at Chemeketa from 1977 to 1983, and the dedication, combined with Sunday's snowstorm, explained his absence. Terry Porter served as acting head coach in his place. Although Roy was lifting weights and working out on an elliptical machine once practice wrapped up, he did not actually participate. Everyone else, though, participated fully, Porter said, including Andrei Kirilenko, who returned Friday after missing four games with back spasms. Kirilenko said that he doesn't feel like his conditioning suffered during the time off; it's just a matter of getting his lungs back in shape. Conditioning is also a concern for Ricky Rubio, who Porter said has looked good throughout this firs...
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