Training Camp Day 2

Timberwolves Head Coach Rick Adelman

Question: How’s the conditioning after two days?
Adelman: “I think they did it a lot better today. We tried to control it a bit more, trying to make sure it was organized. It’s the second day; some guys are a little tired. I tried to adjust to that. I thought they did a good job.”

Q: Did you do anything differently to minimize the chance for hamstring or anything like that?
Adelman: “Yeah, we did some controlled scrimmaging, instead of some all out scrimmaging at the end of practice. We were going to scrimmage at the end, too, but I decided not to do that. They had worked really hard. We did enough work, that was it.”

Q: Do you plan on two-a-days?
Adelman: “Right now, we’re just doing one.”

Q: Is that because of the situation?
Adelman: “Yeah, the last few years I’ve always gone once, and I’ve found that guys recover better. They have a lot longer to recover. We get everything in that one practice we want to get in. We will have a film session tomorrow and a practice. If we feel like we need two-a-days, we will adjust to that.”

Q: Do you get the sense that most people came in here in pretty good shape?
Adelman: “I think for the most part they did, yeah. We did that little drill at the end again. Today they finally made the free throws, so that saved them. I think for the most part, we’re always going to scrimmage a lot, so they’re going to get a lot of up and down.”

Q: Have you found that it makes any difference in the retention, one vs. two-a-days?
Adelman: “Usually I found that in the past - again, they haven’t given us all the rules. The way the rules were, you couldn’t do contact in the morning. We could do the same once a day. If you do contact in the morning, we found guys got beat up. They come back the next morning needing… you have guys sitting on the sideline. I’ve done this a number of years and I feel like it’s been really working for us.”

Q: Are you guys mixing the lineups up a lot? We saw Kevin and Ricky together, is that the plan?
Adelman: “Just to see different people together. I think they are a pretty good combination. You’ll probably see that change tomorrow. I’m just trying to get them all in to see who plays well together.”

For more news and notes on the team follow the Minnesota Timberwolves on Twitter, and Like the official Facebook Page.