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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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''Fortunately for him, he was able to get home and have a chance to talk to his mother before she passed away,'' Saunders said after Friday's shootaround at the Smoothie King Center. ''Our sentiments go out to him and his family.He's part of our family. She was part of our family.It's a sad day for everybody.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

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