Timberwolves Play Reserves to Finalize Roster
What [Timberwolves Fans] received [Tuesday night] primarily for their $80-plus per-seat admission fee was a Timberwolves’ 98-89 victory over Milwaukee that transformed into an audition for the team’s final two roster spots.
Reserve forward Derrick Williams didn’t play Thursday so Adelman could get a good, long look at top draft pick Shabazz Muhammad, who played 21 minutes off the bench after appearing for just six in the team’s first two preseason games.
Love and Rubio played just briefly. Williams and starting shooting guard Kevin Martin (sore Achilles’ tendon) didn’t play at all. So Adelman sent Muhammad, fellow first-round pick Gorgui Dieng, second-round picks Lorenzo Brown and Robbie Hummel, and camp invitees Othyus Jeffers and A.J. Price out there and let them play.