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Wolves Updates 11/1

Wolves fall in Memphis, Flynn working to come back, Beasley doesn't have good memories of Miami media and more


Recaps of Saturday's loss at Memphis:

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Jonah Ballow/Timberwolves site

Ray Richardson/Pioneer Press


From Chris Herrington/Memphis Flyer:

Young Wolves bigs Kosta Koufos and Nikola Pekovic look hilariously similar. I hope the Wolves game-operations people have taken comic advantage of this.


From Stephen Litel/Downtown Journal:

While there still remains no official timeline for when Flynn can return to the court, it sounds as if fans can expect to see him back on the court in mid-to-late November. At this time, he is able to practice fully with the team and Flynn is working diligently to come back stronger than his rookie season.

"All we know is that this is a time where I’m cleared to practice and, depending on how long it takes for me to get my endurance, more strength in my leg, that will tell us our timetable," said Flynn. "Now, I’m just going to continue to get stronger."


From  Ray Richardson/Pioneer Press:

Since Beasley joined the Wolves in July, players and coaches have gotten used to his varied emotions — from being the loudest player in practice or the locker room to listening intently to coaches.

"When it's time to get down to business, he knows how to zero in on the task ahead," Wolves forward Kevin Love said.

Focus could be an issue for Beasley during the Wolves' three-day stay in Miami. Much of the Miami media have put in requests to talk with Beasley, who told the Wolves' media relations staff that he prefers to do only one session with local reporters. In a sense, Beasley will have his own news conference sometime today after the Wolves' practice.

Beasley, who had off-court troubles in Miami, including a 30-day stay in a rehabilitation facility for substance abuse, does not have good memories of the local media.


From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:

One of last season's most promising players, Brewer now is just another athletic wing player on a team suddenly thick with them. That's one reason the Wolves decided not to offer a contract extension to him by Monday's deadline and instead will keep their options open until next summer, when Brewer will become a restricted free agent.

By then, the Wolves should know if Brewer is any closer to finding a dependable jump shot and perhaps if the league's labor situation with new rules might be clearer.

They'll also have a better idea how set they are on the wings with Michael Beasley, Wes Johnson, Martell Webster and Lazar Hayward.

"I was hoping," Brewer said about a contract extension, "but I knew it was unlikely, so it's not a big deal."