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November 27, 2014 Updates

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

November 22, 2014 Updates

Saunders said the team is talking to agents and looking through Development League prospects for potential help. “We’re going to have to wait and see if we can bring somebody in who we think is going to be serviceable and can help,” he said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Martin will be examined again in the coming days to see if surgery will be performed. The Wolves termed him out indefinitely, but the absence likely will be at least six weeks. The Wolves can petition the NBA for a roster exception so they could sign a player without having to waive one, but to do so they would have make three players inactive for the next 10 days. Martin and Rubio are certainties for that, but Saunders wants to wait and see if Pekovic or Turiaf will be ready to play before that. “I don’t think there’s anybody as good as Pekovic out there right now,” Saunders said. “Guys who aren’t playing in our league, there’s probably a reason.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 21, 2014 Updates

The hits just keep coming for the Timberwolves: An MRI taken today shows starting shooting guard Kevin Martin fractured his wrist in Wednesday's victory over New York. He is listed as out indefinitely and will be re-evaliated in the coming days to determine whether he'll need surgery. The team said he broke his right wrist midway through Wednesday's first quarter. That's his shooting wrist, of course. You might recall he went on to score a season-high 37 points that night. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ricky Rubio is dreaming of an active Christmas. It is a wish based more on emotion than fact, of course. The point guard is two weeks removed from a very nasty left ankle sprain suffered in Orlando. He is rehabbing the ankle two, sometimes three times a day. There has been no definite timetable established for his return. But a guy can dream. “I don’t know,” said Rubio, with crutches and a walking boot, after the Timberwolves practiced Thursday. “Maybe January or Christmas. My family is coming for Christmas, so I hope they can see me playing. But I don’t know the time.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Rubio said that while he will push his rehab hard, he will not go overboard; he was cleared to do some light walking the other day. But after walking around at home that night he awoke the next day with more swelling and soreness. “I’ll push hard, but there are limits,” he said. “I always want to go fast, but at the same time I want to make sure the steps I’m taking forward are the right steps. And, first of all, I want to make sure that my ankle is safe and I can play again.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

November 20, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN TIMBERWOLVES HISTORY

Kevin Garnett remains unquestionably the No. 1 player in franchise history. The other Kevin can no longer threaten that position.

   

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