Wolves Updates 10/16

The Wolves face the Hawks in Atlanta tonight in the team’s second preseason game with no local radio or tv coverage.   
 
 
While he continues to experiment, Wittman presented a starting lineup on Monday — the opening night of that trip that will also take them to Atlanta and Indiana — that could very much resemble opening night on Nov. 2 against Denver: Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff and Corey Brewer in the frontcourt, Ricky Davis in the backcourt. Marko Jaric started for Foye, who along with Telfair was not in uniform. 
 
 
Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on last night’s game at Memphis:
Forward Al Jefferson was more involved in the
offense, something that had been an issue during the first two
exhibition games when the Wolves didn’t work the ball inside as much as
Wittman wanted…
 
 
Also from Alonzo:
Wolves forward Ryan Gomes suffered a left ankle
injury with about 6 minutes left in the second quarter against Memphis.
Gomes winced after he landed awkwardly under the basket and left the
game moments later. On his way to the bench, he told Wittman he was OK,
describing the injury as "a little tweak."
Gomes played just four minutes and did not return.
Wittman said Gomes’ ankle "swelled up pretty good." Gomes is doubtful for tonight’s game at Atlanta.
 
 
Brewer is an alert and
active player who seemed to defend well, including a spectacular block
to break up a Grizzlies two-on-one fastbreak. But he seems to lack the
athleticism, ball-handling, and shooting ability to be a star. He can
be a good pro, but I suspect that, a few years down the road, there
will be several players drafted after him who will be better.
 
 
Canis Hoopus on Wolves players with their own websites.  
 
 
Alex Strien/RealGM on the Wolves/Celtics game in London.  
It felt like more of a carnival at times than a game of basketball. The
biggest cheer of the night came when the ‘Crazy Dunkers’ came out. The
second biggest cheer was for the Timberwolves mascot Crunch…
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