Wolves Updates 10/7The Wolves site breaks down the training camp teams and players.
In addition to Mad Dog, both Garnett and T-Hud dislike the new ball as well. Coach Casey says he doesn't mind it:
It's a basketball. It's round. It's not really important what I think, it's what the players think. I think they'll get used to it like everything else. We have to get used to it. I don't think the ball is going to change, so we have to adjust to it. I do remember back in college when they changed from a leather ball to the ball that they have now, and (the players) soon got used to it.
Friday's practice didn't go as well as the previous ones:
"Typical fourth day of training camp," Casey said, noting that physical fatigue leads to poor concentration. "We want to fight through that."
Fred Hoiberg plans to be with the team for the first few months of the season and spend the second half scouting and working on the draft.
Coach Casey talks about Mike James and his "bravado."
From the Timberwolves Training Camp Central:
Mike James loves to talk...to everybody...
John Lucas, the former player who helped out both Griffin and Vin Baker with "their alcoholism aftercare," was at training camp yesterday.
Second round draft pick Loukas Mavrokefalidis is playing for Lottomatica Roma, the team the Phoenix Suns beat 93-100 yesterday.