The young Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team has been gaining valuable playing experience this week taking on the Memphis Grizzlies and the Atlanta Hawks. Unfortunately, none of the experience is on how to win an NBA game. The Wolves lost both preseason contests by over 10 points. The Wolves appear to be lacking the fire they need to win big games. I was expecting more fervor from the young Wolves. I know Randy Whittman has challenged his guys to play better defense and to put up more points. The Wolves take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday night in Indiana, let’s hope the TWolves can play better basketball . . .good thing it’s only preseason or I would have already jumped off the fan wagon.
Injury update: Forward Ryan Gomes (sprained ankle) and point guards Randy Foye (knee tendinitis) and Sebastian Telfair (sprained ankle) did not play Tuesday night. Wittman said the injuries aren't cause for long-term concern, and the players are scheduled to be re-evaluated before the team departs Thursday for its next game, Friday at Indiana. Forward Mark Madsen, who has been sidelined since August because of surgery on his right shoulder and pectoral muscle, said his "progress is going very well and very steady." He didn't want to put a time frame on his return, but he's expected back in mid-November.