Wolves Updates 12/19

From Kare 11:
Al Jefferson, rookie Corey Brewer and some teammates treated 22 area
kids, all of whom are up for adoption, to lunch before taking the kids
on a shopping spree at Target.
This is the third year the Wolves’ Fast Break Foundation has hosted the event.
 
Kare 11 has video and you can click here for a photo gallery from the day. 
 
 
Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune on tonight’s game against Golden State:
For the Wolves, G Greg Buckner (calf) and F Antoine Walker (ankle)
missed practiced Tuesday and both will likely miss tonight’s game. G
Randy Foye (knee) and C Theo Ratliff (knee) are out. Ratliff was
scheduled to have surgery Tuesday afternoon. Results of the surgery
should be known today.
 
 
Click here for the forum’s game thread.  
 
 
Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press looks at some team stats:  
Corey Brewer is struggling shooting the ball. But how
bad is it? Well, he ranks dead last in the NBA in accuracy for any
player with a minumum of 100 shot attempts.
 

 


Jefferson’s teammates say they are impressed with his work ethic and humility.
 

"He works every day to get better and works on his weaknesses, which makes him a better player," guard Greg Buckner says. "I’m a tough-love guy, and he’s one of those guys who can accept tough love and constructive criticism."
 

Jefferson says he is still close to several of his former Celtics
teammates, but there isn’t a part of him that wishes he were still in
Boston…
 
 
Walker isn’t saying the Wolves are great team, but it is one that
definitely should be winning more. His suggestion? Stop taking things
one day at a time.
 
"We have to look at a week coming up and set a goal," he said. "We need
to say, ‘Let’s get two of the next three games.’ We need to put it on
ourselves. Look at our losses, the way we’re losing. The teams that are
beating us aren’t playing that much better than us. We make some bad
plays down the stretch."
 
Also from Youngblood:
Wittman took guard Marko Jaric aside after practice Tuesday and
talked to him about regaining his aggressive attitude on the court…
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