Before the game, a few of the players talked about playing a Euroleague team.
Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen said he is progressing well from surgery on his right shoulder and pectoral muscle. Madsen estimated he will return to action in "probably five or six weeks."
In his latest diary post, Madsen writes about the team and the league helping to distribute hearing aids to over 1000 kids in Istanbul.
WD at Canis Hoopus on Greg Buckner's contract and the luxury tax.
Stephen Litel/Hoopsworld with an overview of training camp so far.
From Sid Hartman:
Theo Ratliff, the veteran center who came to the Timberwolves in the Kevin Garnett trade, said he is 100 percent healthy after missing most of last season with the Celtics. "Of course, it's a new day for me, after coming off an injury. I got with a great strength coach, great basketball coach, and I'm ready as ever," he said. "I only played a couple of games last year, I had the herniated disk and then I had to have surgery for it."
You can bash everything about the operation, except this: Kevin McHale has tried goofy things, such as firing Dwane Casey as coach, but he hasn't made outrageous excuses when those have failed. His basic message has been, "We're bad, and that falls on me."
"[Garnett] loves being in Boston, loves his teammates," said Mitchell, the winner of this year's Red Auerbach Trophy as Coach of the Year. "He said if he knew the NBA was like this, he would have wanted to be traded a long time ago . . .