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Wolves Updates 11/22

Wolves play at Oklahoma City tonight, Rambis says Flynn not ready to play and more


From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:

Center Nikola Pekovic (sprained ankle) and swingman Martell Webster (back surgery) did not accompany the Wolves to Oklahoma City, but point guard Jonny Flynn did.

Pekovic did not participate in Sunday's practice. Webster participated in parts of practice at less than half-speed both Saturday and Sunday for the first time since he underwent back surgery.

"He's not anywhere near ready for contact," Rambis said.

When asked about Flynn, Rambis said, "He's making progress, but he's still not ready to play."


Previews of tonight's game at OKC:

Associated Press

Star Tribune



From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:

Michael Beasley scored a game-high 25 points for the Timberwolves in their Friday night home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, who got five points from the guy who guarded him, Ron Artest.

But Artest wasn't impressed with Beasley.

"Beasley should watch (Miami star) LeBron James," Artest said. "Beasley's actually a better shooter than LeBron, but the smarts are not there. He's talking so much trash instead of worrying about the game. He needs to become a winner."

How's that?

"It's just the way you play, his awareness on the court; somebody should have told him," Artest said. "He should learn to pass, who to pass to, how to attack to make his teammates better. Then he'll be super tough.