Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said the hiatus between March and now allowed him and his staff to look at their original blueprint for the season and see what worked well and what didn’t, and re-prioritize the ways they’ll implement the system moving forward.
Matt Velazquez: Mike Budenholzer says Sterling Brown (hamstring), DJ Wilson (hamstring), Trevon Duval (eye) and Matthew Dellavedova (coach’s decision) won’t play tonight vs the Bulls. That leaves 16 players. Doesn’t expect all 16 will play, but time will tell.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced additions to the team’s coaching staff for the upcoming season, naming Malik Allen and Larry Greer as Assistant Coaches, Pat Zipfel as Advance Scout, and Brian Randle as Assistant Video Coordinator. The team also announced it has promoted Daisuke Yoshimoto to Special Assistant to the President of Basketball Operations/Player Development Coach, Steve Molina to Video Coordinator and Kwadzo Ahelegbe to Assistant Video Coordinator.
While there’s no set plan in place to rest Porzingis, coach Jeff Hornacek said he may sit his star when they visit the high-altitude cities in Denver and Utah later this month. Porzingis, who was diagnosed with anemia as a teenager, has averaged just 14 points on 36 percent shooting in four previous games at those thin-air locations (all losses).