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MINNEAPOLIS The good news: J.J. Barea was present at Timberwolves practice Thursday. The bad news: He didn't participate.
After falling near the scorer's table in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win, Barea retreated to the locker room, where he was diagnosed with a left mid-foot sprain. No word was given at the time about his probable return, and there wasn't much new information on Thursday. Barea declined to speak to the media, but according to coach Rick Adelman, he's day to day, a question mark for Friday, and that's about it.
So add Barea to the injured list, which right now comprises Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. At least with them, we have some kind of timetable; in fact, Adelman spoke briefly about the duo on Thursday.
Love is still unable to participate much in practices with his broken right hand, and his workouts are limited to pre-practice conditioning. Rubio, though, is continuing to progress, and though Adelman was cagey about whether he'...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS In the final seconds of Wednesday's game, Greg Stiemsma lunged toward the basket, all 260 pounds of him, just in time to block E'Twaun Moore's layup. It was a desperate, last-ditch block, not thundering, hardly powerful, but it did the trick. No, I won't let you within 15, it said, at least not on this possession. No matter how tired I might be. No matter...
Kevin Love has been out with a broken hand. He suffered the injury while doing knuckle push-ups with a trainers said sources at the time. He was expected to miss six to eight weeks due to the injury. If that's the case, and if his rehab goes according to plan, the Minnesota Timberwolves star would have been expected to return in early December at the earliest. Well,...
MINNEAPOLIS Brandon Roy did not return from the locker room at halftime of the Timberwolves-Pacers game on Friday. The team announced in the third quarter that he is out for the night with a sore right knee.
Roy started the night strong, scoring six points in 15 minutes. He had one rebound and one assist, as well.
No further information has yet been provided, but look for updates...
MINNEAPOLIS When Portland selected Dante Cunningham with the 33rd pick in the 2009 NBA draft, it wasn't his first time playing for the Blazers.
It just wasn't those Blazers.
Cunningham lived in Germany from age 2 to 6, moving between Air Force bases with his parents, Ronald Cunningham and Searcy Blankenship, who were enlisted, and older sister, Davalyn. It was in Germany...
MINNEAPOLIS The early days of this Timberwolves season are putting some severe restrictions on Alexey Shveds vocabulary.
Great. Everything look great. We play great. Everybody play great. The rookie might sound like a Russian parrot, repeating it back, over and over, but in this case, what else has there been to say?
Theres been no need for him to add "terrible" or ...
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...
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea will miss at least two games with a sprained left foot.
The team made the announcement before Friday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Barea was injured in the fourth quarter against Orlando on Wednesday when he lunged for a loose ball. He will not make the trip to Chicago for Saturday night's game and will be evaluated...
Luke Ridnour had 19 points and five rebounds, and Greg Stiemsma got the rout started with six straight points to end the third quarter in a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
Stiemsma finished with 12 points and five rebounds, and Derrick Williams added 14 points and six boards for the Timberwolves, who are 3-1 for the first time since 2001. They led an ugly...
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls both entered this season without their top player.While the Bulls have looked pedestrian at times without Derrick Rose, the surging Timberwolves have more than held their own despite Kevin Love's absence.Minnesota tries to extend its best start in 11 seasons Saturday night when it visits the Bulls, winners of five straight in this...
While the Minnesota Timberwolves have enjoyed some early success without their two top players, the Indiana Pacers continue to struggle offensively minus injured star Danny Granger.
The Timberwolves look to win three in a row by handing the visiting Pacers a third consecutive defeat Friday night.
Even with star Kevin Love sidelined for at least six weeks with a broken right hand...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Don't look now, but a week into the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves lead the Northwest Division -- even without injured stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. Minnesota improved to 3-1 with a 90-75 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at Target Center. The Timberwolves are off to their best start since Kevin Garnett pushed them to a 6-0 record a decade...
(2-1) vs. (2-1)
Time/TV: 8 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Timberwolves by 5.5
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Season Series: Tonight in Minneapolis, Dec. 17 in Orlando
MINNEAPOLIS The drama is three months behind them in Orlando, and maybe it's helped. The Dwight Howard-less Orlando team is 2-1, and early on, it's posed a bigger challenge than most would have imagined.
Yes, Glen Davis is the focal point of their offense. Yes, they're hardly deep. But the Magic have been solid early, especially in terms of 3-point shooting; they'...