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Timberwolves Notes: Lockerroom Agita, Muhammad Big in the D-League

Notes for your morning cup of Canis.

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In case you missed it, lots of Flip Saunders word salad as transcribed by Britt Robson in the Minn Post.  Appeared to call out Adelman in a couple of spots, bragging about his own success in close games as a coach and the failure of this team to contest shots strongly enough.

Meanwhile, Kevin Love complained about the bench behavior of J.J. Barea and Dante Cunningham in the Phoenix debacle. Apparently they weren't joining huddles or something. The Wolves promptly cancelled practice for yesterday, and hence media availability. Coach Rick Adelman met with Barea and Cunningham and cleared the air, according to Jerry Zgoda in the Star Tribune.

Tonight the Wolves welcome in the Charlotte Bobcats, who have been hanging in there in the Eastern Conference. They are 6th in the league in defensive efficiency despite missing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for part of the year (still out) and employing Al Jefferson.  We'll have a Q and A up later with an author from Rufus on Fire.

Thanks to Nate in St. Paul for pointing out that our commenter Dave Chisholm, who is a musician and artist, is taking commissions for fantastic comicbook style pieces. Check out his site.  Buy some music. Get a drawing.

Shabazz Muhammad had a double-double in his second D-League game.  22-11 (and 3 assists!) in 23 minutes.

Today in History

49 BC: Caesar crosses the Rubicon.  
1776: Thomas Paine's Common Sense published
1861: Florida secedes from the Union
1967: PBS premieres with 70 stations

Today's musical birthday is Pat Benetar, born this day in 1953

Love is a Battlefield, y'all. And this thread is open.