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Earlier this week, the Wolves produced a tongue-in-cheek video trumpeting the return of Cavaliers guard Mike Miller, a parody that Love called "hilarious." But coach and president Flip Saunders clearly wasn't pleased with it. "I think as an organization we should be above that," said Saunders, who did not see the video before it was played on Wednesday night. "We have to acknowledge that Kevin, when he was here, he was a great player for us. He was an All-Star. He won an Olympic gold medal, did a lot of positive things. ... To not acknowledge that, to go the other way, I would say would be hypocritical." USA Today Sports

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But on a night when the Wolves finally got center Nikola Pekovic back from a 31-game absence, coach Flip Saunders shed some light on the nature of Rubio's injury. Saunders said Rubio not only suffered a high ankle sprain against Orlando on Nov. 7, but also damaged some muscles and ligaments that lead from his ankle to his toes, prolonging the recovery process. "It's not him not wanting to play or not working," Saunders said before Wednesday night's game against Dallas. "He's doing everything he can. We as an organization and the doctors who are involved have been the ones who have tried to hold him back." USA Today Sports

"It's a very unique ankle sprain," Saunders said. "They said at the time it's going to be worse than a high ankle sprain, and everyone knows those go eight to 12 weeks. So it has nothing to do with him not wanting to play." USA Today Sports

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Minnesota coach Flip Saunders missed the Timberwolves' game against Denver on Monday night because of an illness. Saunders has been battling the bug that has circulated through the team for a few days and was hopeful he could make it to the game after skipping the morning shootaround. But by Monday afternoon it became clear he wasn't feeling well enough to coach, so assistant Sam Mitchell took over. USA Today Sports

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Wolves coach Flip Saunders said before the game that Martin might get a game or two in the D-League as a tune-up before his Wolves return. Martin, though, sounded like a guy who didn’t think that was necessary. “That would be my decision,” Martin said. “I don’t know how much sense that makes. I haven’t been out a year. I had this injury before, I know what it takes for me to get back. I’ll just see. I’m all right. I’m a gazelle. I can run all day.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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