Kent Youngblood here pregame. We just got done talking with Wolves coach Rick Adelman. Michael Beasley, Brad Miller and Martell Webster are all active for tonight's game. How much they play -- or even whether they play -- remains to be seen. (UPDATE: Beasley entered the game 4:32 into the first quarter, and Webster about halfway into the second quarter).
"They're all available," Adelman said. "But I don't know how I'm going to do it. We talked to all of them. ... They'll have to be patient.''
The problem is neither Miller (knee surgery) nor Webster (back surgery) has played this year. They haven't really even scrimmaged with the whole team yet. But, in this compressed-schedule world, things like this happen.
"In a normal situation you'd like to bring these guys back when you have a couple days, get everybody together to practice," Adelman said.
Of the three, it appears Beasley has the best chance of playing significant minutes. But even he has missed the past 11 games. And a lot has changed since then. "We'll see how he feels, how it goes," Adelman said of Beasley. "Since he got hurt we've changed things, the way we played, out of necessity."
In other items:
--J.J. Barea (hamstring) is close, but might not play until next week. He was wearing his championship ring in the locker room today. Adelman joked that he doesn't want Barea wearing the monster 'cause he's afraid Barea will pull his other hamstring.
--Luke Ridnour is back after missing a game with a sore knee. He will start.