Timberwolves Running Out of Time to Gel?
Three games into a seven-game preseason schedule, the Timberwolves, through a combination of injury and circumstance, haven’t yet had ample time to integrate a roster that could have as many as eight new faces on it on opening night.
The clock’s ticking. Is time getting short for players to develop court relationships with each other?
“Four games left is plenty,” said shooting guard Brandon Roy, whose team plays Israeli team Maccabi Bazan Haifa on Tuesday at Target Center. “But you do want to start getting your rhythm. But again, that’s the NBA: Some nights some guys may not play, so you have to be ready to step in. We’ve got some games to get guys healthy.
“Rick’s a veteran at this, it’s nothing he hasn’t dealt with before,” reserve forward Lou Amundson said. “There’s still enough time. We have seven days from our last preseason game to the first [regular season] home game. That will be good to get everybody rested and healthy.”