The Timberwolves had their first team practice after returning from training camp in Mankato--and to coach Rick Adelman, the post-camp fatigue was evident.
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Will Conroy and Brandon Roy have been teammates in high school, AAU and college ball. This week at Timberwolves Training Camp, they opened up a new chapter in their long friendship as both hope to be Wolves teammates this winter.
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Wolves guard Alexey Shved is only four days into his NBA career, and he's showing he has the passing and shooting skills to compete in the league. The next step is adjusting to the physicality awaiting him in the preseason.
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President of Basketball Operations David Kahn spoke with Timberwolves.com 1-on-1 as camp broke on Friday to assess how the team looks and who on the team stands out heading into next week's preseason opener on Wednesday against the Pacers in Fargo.
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As the Wolves wrapped up their four-day Training Camp in Mankato, coach Rick Adelman talked about the team's front court depth, if they're ready for preseason competition and what he thinks of playing Andrei Kirilenko and Derrick Williams side-by-side.
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Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor invited the team to his home in Mankato on Wednesday for dinner as part of an annual tradition during Training Camp.
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Guard Brandon Roy spoke 1-on-1 with Timberwolves.com on Thursday about his training camp experience, getting in sync with his new teammates and his first experience with a Nikola Pekovic screen.
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Wolves forward Derrick Williams gives some insight on his shoe collection, which he says is the best on the team, plus talks about being aggressive offensively and handling the tiring training camp schedule.
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Coach Rick Adelman addressed the media on Thursday and talked about how his team is learning the corner offense early on in Training Camp, plus get other news and notes from camp in today's Training Camp Report.
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Take a look inside Bresnan Arena on the campus of MSU-Mankato during some of the Timberwolves Training Camp sessions this week in this special edition photo gallery.
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The Timberwolves call Minnesota State University-Mankato home during Training Camp each fall, but the partnership between the two sides extends year-round through curriculum involvement, business development and the relationship between team owner Glen Taylor and his alma mater.
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Wolves assistant coach Jack Sikma talks about the first two days of Training Camp and breaks down the roles of all the new members of the front court and how they'll work together.
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The questions about his knees are still there, but Brandon Roy is proving each day at Training Camp that he is ready and able to move that focus back to his game.
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After a four-hour marathon practice on Day 1, the Timberwolves learned a bit about how their bodies will respond to the rigors of the long NBA season on Wednesday. Coach Rick Adelman was pleased with how the team responded.
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Wolves guard Luke Ridnour spoke with Timberwolves.com about his assessment of Tuesday's first day of training camp and what the team needs to accomplish during its four days in Mankato.
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The Timberwolves began Training Camp at Minnesota State University-Mankato with a four-hour practice combining conditioning, drills and scrimmaging. Hear what they had to say about Day 1.
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Wolves forward Kevin Love talked about the team's lengthy first Training Camp session and his impressions of the new-look team.
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The Timberwolves held their 2012 Media Day on Monday at Target Center, and the Wolves displayed a new mindset coming into the upcoming season. The message was simple: Minnesota plans to be a force in the Western Conference.
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Much has happened in the last year, and with plenty of new faces on this year’s roster, Timberwolves.com has compiled the top five stories that fans should be keeping track of.
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Andrei Kirilenko talks with Timberwolves.com about joining the team, how he compares Kevin Love with Karl Malone and what he expects from rookie Alexey Shved this season.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves today finalized the team's 2012-13 training camp roster and will bring 20 players to camp next week beginning Tuesday at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves today finalized the team's 2012-13 training camp roster by signing unrestricted free agents Will Conroy, Mike Harris, Chris Johnson, Phil Jones, Seth Tarver and Jermaine Taylor. Today's signings complete the Wolves training camp roster, which stands at 20 players. Minnesota's training camp is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 5 at Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. There will be one practice each day from 12 - 3:30 p.m., with media availability scheduled to being at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Conroy, a 6-2 guard, has played parts of two seasons in the NBA, most recently appearing in five games for the Houston Rockets in 2009-10 where he averaged 1.2 points and 1.4 assists. Conroy played for the Memphis Grizzlies (three games) and Los Angeles Clippers (four games) during the 2006-07 season. Conroy went undrafted in 2005 after a four-year career at the University of Washington where he became the school's all-time assist leader with 515 assists.
Harris, a 6-6 forward, has spent parts of three seasons (2007-08; 2009-10; 2010-11) with two different NBA teams, playing for the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. Harris most recently averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in four games with Houston during the 2010-11 season. In 34 career NBA games, he has averages of 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Harris was on the Wolves' 2012 Summer League entry, averaging 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Harris finished his collegiate career as the fourth player in WAC history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, leaving as Rice University's all-time leading scorer (2,014 points, ninth all-time in the WAC) and rebounder (1,111 rebounds, fourth).
Johnson, a 6-11 center, has played parts of two NBA seasons with Boston, Portland and New Orleans. Johnson started the 2011-12 season with Portland, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds in 20 contests. He finished the season in New Orleans where he averaged 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven contests. In 41 career games, he holds averages of 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds. Johnson was named the 2011 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, earning a spot in the All-Star Game. He averaged 16.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks during the 2010-11 season for the Dakota Wizards. Johnson spent his collegiate years at Louisiana State University. He went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Tarver, a 6-5 guard, has spent the last two seasons with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. Tarver averaged 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 45 contests last season. Tarver went undrafted in 2010 after a four-year collegiate career at Oregon State.
Taylor, a 6-4 guard, has played parts of two seasons for the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. He spent the 2009-10 season in Houston, averaging 4.1 points in 31 contests, including four starts. He started the 2010-11 season with the Rockets before finishing it with the Kings. In 26 games, eight starts, with Sacramento, Taylor averaged 7.1 points in 15.6 minutes. Taylor was originally drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 32nd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft after completing his collegiate career at Central Florida.
Jones, 6-10 forward/center, has played overseas for the past two years after playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has made stops in Uruguay, Brussels and spent the past season in Romania. A U.S. Virgin Islands National Team member, Jones played at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in four games.
The Timberwolves' 24th NBA season will tip off Monday with the team's annual Media Day from noon - 2 p.m. on the Target Center main floor. The Wolves open preseason play with a game on Oct. 10 vs. Indiana at the Fargo Dome in Fargo, N.D.
|2012-13 TIMBERWOLVES TRAINING CAMP ROSTER|
|NO.||PLAYER||POSITION||HEIGHT||WEIGHT||BIRTHDATE||PRIOR TO NBA/FROM||YEARS|
|11||JJ Barea||G||6-0||175||6/26/84||Northeastern/Puerto Rico||6|
|4||Phil Jones||F/C||6-10||255||9/02/85||UNC Charlotte/USA||R|
|47||Andrei Kirilenko||F||6-9||235||2/18/81||CSKA Moscow/Russia||10|
|9||Ricky Rubio||G||6-4||180||10/21/90||FC Barcelona/Spain||1|
|1||Alexey Shved||G||6-6||190||12/16/88||CSKA Moscow/Russia||R|
|15||Seth Tarver||G||6-5||215||6/01/88||Oregon State/USA||R|
|23||Jermaine Taylor||G||6-4||210||12/08/86||Central Florida/USA||2|