The front office hopes to upgrade this new roster’s profile substantially starting Monday, when it will launch what team President Chris Wright calls a "rebranding" effort.
It will include much advertising, as well as daily public promotional events for the 12 days leading to the Nov. 2 opener against Denver at Target Center.
The campaign will come with the slogan, "See What They Can Do," a reference to a roster that includes seven players who are 24 or younger.
Foye and Telfair aren’t expected to play tonight at Milwaukee.
Forward Ryan Gomes said his sprained ankle bothered him a little after Friday morning’s shootaround. He dressed but did not play, though he hopes to play tonight.
"He brings a guidance," Wittman said. "He’s not a vocal guy. It’s just the small, little things he has done with the young guys: ‘You’ve got to do this on this play,’ or ‘You’ve got to do that on that play.’ With those things, he has been unbelievable. I wouldn’t even have dreamed we’d get that when we made the deal."
Ratliff isn’t getting any younger at 34, but his physical condition seems to contradict what would be expected of a player his age, not to mention one who had back surgery less than a year ago.
"He’s making a believer of me that he deserves minutes," said Wolves coach Randy Wittman, whose team opens the regular season Nov. 2 against Denver. "I hope for his sake that he stays healthy. He’s been great; he really has."