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'...