Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site talked to Randy Wittman, Al Jefferson, Corey Brewer, Greg Buckner and Ed Pinckney after Wednesday's practice about what's going on with the team.
After spending 11 days in Europe in close contact with his team, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says he feels good about the group that will compete without Kevin Garnett when the regular season begins next month...
Also from Walters:
-Taylor said it's too early for him to determine expectations for this season. Meanwhile, there have been no recent trade talks, though that could change in the next two weeks.
- Look for the Timberwolves to make newcomer Al Jefferson a five-year contract offer soon in the $50 million range. Jefferson, who plans to buy former Wolves coach Dwane Casey's Minneapolis townhouse when he gets a new deal, will have until Oct. 31 to accept or reject the offer.
Veteran guard Greg Buckner said Wednesday he would understand if the Timberwolves want to buy out his contract and that he wouldn't fight the issue.
But his agent said a buyout is unlikely and that the Wolves shouldn't expect Buckner to take less money than he's owed.
Believing youth will eventually be served, Wittman is not above serving it up during the preseason...
Also from Youngblood:
Foye (knee tendonitis) and Telfair (ankle) both missed practice again Tuesday, as did forward Ryan Gomes (ankle). Of the three, Wittman said Gomes was the closest to returning to action.
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