From Ian Whittell/ESPN:
It does not take much time spent in the company of the Kevin Garnett-less Minnesota Timberwolves to pick up the impression that this is a group of guys who did not want to be here.
Not "here" as in London, England -- the second stop on the Wolves' NBA Europe live training camp tour -- but "here" as in Minneapolis in the first year of the franchise P.G. -- "Post Garnett."
Also from Whittell:
But even Jefferson's position is far from straightforward with talks over a contract extension dragging on and, according to some sources, the player concerned about the apparent impasse.
Three of the five players acquired from Boston in July for Kevin Garnett nursed ankle injuries Tuesday in London, and all three -- Al Jefferson, Gerald Green and Sebastian Telfair -- are considered questionable for today's exhibition game against their former team.
Dave Campbell/Associated Press on Rashad McCants:
While the team practiced in Turkey on Oct. 2, he developed a cramp in his hamstring. It became sore during a scrimmage the next day and was limited by the injury over the balance of the week.
McCants returned to practice Monday and Tuesday in London, but coach Randy Wittman wasn’t sure whether he would play him in tonight’s exhibition game against Kevin Garnett and Boston.
Ex-Boston College star Craig Smith said he'll be a game-time decision for the Timberwolves because of a left ankle injury.
Wittman said he wants to play incumbent point guard Randy Foye at shooting guard as well to take advantage of Foye's ability to get to the basket and score. Asked about the possibility of playing shooting guard, Foye asserted recently that he considers himself a point guard.
"He wants to play off the ball some," Wittman said. "That's a non-issue."
Mark Madsen on hanging out in London and catching up with Garnett.
Chuck Culpepper/Star Tribune on the impact the Celtics had on the players acquired in the Garnett trade.
Jim Souhan/Star Tribune on Minnesota shipping its best athletes to Boston in return for "lost satellites."
Green Bandwagon takes a look at the slogans of the teams from the Northwest Division.