Editor’s note: In the days leading up to Friday’s regular season opener against the Kings, Timberwolves.com will highlight three new members of the Wolves’ team that fans will see during the 2012-13 campaign. Minnesota faces Sacramento at 7 p.m. on Friday at Target Center. The game will be televised on My 29 and broadcast on the radio at 830 WCCO-AM.

Alex Conover
Web Editorial Associate


The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that the team has picked up the third-year options on guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams.

Rubio, a second-year guard from Spain, finished as runner-up in the NBA's Rookie of the Year voting last season. He appeared in 41 games, averaging 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 8.2 assists. Rubio finished sixth in the NBA, and first among rookies, in assists last year. He finished with 12 point/assist double-doubles.

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team’s 15-player 2012-13 Opening Night roster. To reduce their roster to the 15-man limit, the Timberwolves this past Saturday waived on forward Mike Harris and center Chris Johnson.

Minnesota will open the regular season at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 against the Sacramento Kings at Target Center. The game will be telecast on WFTC My 29 with Dave Benz and Jim Petersen calling the action and can be heard on 830 WCCO-AM and the Timberwolves Radio Network with Wolves play-by-play announcer Alan Horton on the call.