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Timberwolves veteran forward Thaddeus Young visited Washington and its sights many times during the first seven NBA seasons he played just up the freeway in Philadelphia, but he never saw it quite like he did on Wednesday. Young and his teammates toured the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, spending 30 minutes with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey at their first stop and visiting with the wife of a U.S. soldier slain in Afghanistan at the second. Afterward, he called it a sobering, unifying moment for his young team. “It was definitely one of those eye-opening, life-changing experiences for us,” he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Young seemed eager to get back into the fold against the Bucks, but also expressed gratitude at being able to be by his mother's side for her final moments. From the Associated Press: "The last 10 or 15 minutes of my mom's life I was there holding her hand," Young said Monday when he returned to Timberwolves practice. "I felt her last breaths as she passed away." [...] "My mom is one of the strongest women I knew," Young said. "She did everything. She sacrificed everything. For her to pass, it definitely hurts badly. She was my motivation, my concentration, my focus, everything. Just try to keep making her proud." Yahoo! Sports

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Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton attended the funeral for Thaddeus Young's mother, Lula Hall, on Friday in Memphis, Tenn. The Wolves' power forward has been away from the team on bereavement leave for more than a week and is expected to return to practice before Wednesday's home game against Milwaukee. "He's dealing with things," Wolves coach Flip Saunders said. "It's not easy, but he's dealing with the things he has to." St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussion tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game. Yahoo! Sports

“I think with the pieces that we have in this room today, we can go out there and potentially be a playoff team,” Young told Basketball Insiders. “I think the biggest goal at hand is to make it back to the playoffs and end this 10-year playoff drought. Right now, our main focus is to go out there and get better as a team each and every day and try to get ourselves a good playoff spot. “I think the sky’s the limit for this team. If it’s not this year, then it’s the following year. We have really good pieces on this team as far as young guys and we have solid veterans as well. I think we all complement each other very well, enough to go out there and do some things.” Basketball Insiders

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young has passed concussion tests and returned to practice after a scary collision with Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Saturday night. Young took an inadvertent elbow to the head from Butler shortly before halftime on Saturday. He remained down on the court for more than 10 minutes while Timberwolves medical staff tended to him and was unable to finish the game. Young went through concussion tests on Sunday and was back at practice full-go on Monday. Young says he feels fortunate to have avoided a more serious injury. He says he will be ready to go when the Timberwolves return to the court in Brooklyn on Wednesday night. ESPN.com

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