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Monday, December 3

Updated: 2:38 PM


by Max Rappaport

 Guard Nick Young (hyperextended left big toe) is officially a game-time decision for Tuesday's meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

• With Young out of the lineup Saturday against the Bulls, forward Dorell Wright saw his minutes more than double (19:29) compared to the game prior against the Bobcats (7:54).

• Head coach Doug Collins called today's practice "one of the best since training camp."


Coach Collins on Holiday, T. Young, and Turner:

"I have three guys, to me, right now, who are playing at an extremely high level - Jrue, Thad, and Evan. What we have to do is to keep growing and get other guys playing at higher levels. MORE

Spencer Hawes on Collins' message at the end of practice:

"He was just stressing the details and stressing the fact that we need to demand a more concerted effort to focus on the little things and hold ourselves to a higher standard. When it comes from us (as opposed to from the coaches), that's when we'll take the next step." MORE

Thaddeus Young on being better at the end of games:

"(Despite having a good record in close games this season), at the end of the day, we want to be able to close out games in a positive manner and just take care of the ball. I think the last couple of close games that we've had, we didn't care of the ball well and had a few miscues on defense, so we try to capitalize by watching game tape and simulating our offense." MORE