Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wolves looking for wings
By Nick Borges
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without starting small forward Chase Budinger (knee surgery) to begin the season and the plan from head coach Rick Adelman is to move Corey Brewer into that spot. There has been talk the team may bring in another shooting guard or small forward and Adelman, along with president of basketball ops Flip Saunders, says they are looking at every option.
“I think we need to keep looking at our wings and see who can play,” Adelman said. “Chase getting hurt left us shorthanded. We’re looking at all players we have, not just guys here. Flip’s constantly talking to people around the league. We’re evaluating everything. It’s a process you go through and you make that decision sometime next week. It’s not just this group, it’s what else is going [on] around the league and how can we improve our team.”
One player on the team who might get minutes at small forward is Derrick Williams, however Adelman wants to see more from him. Dante Cunningham is also an option for Adelman.
Earlier this week there was a report that Richard Hamilton might be on the Wolves' radar. Several executives around the league are surprised Hamilton remains unsigned.