Short takes

Wolves discover all the world’s a stage

Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau took his team to Broadway last week while they were in New York City, where players and coaches attended the historical hit musical “Hamilton” about the life of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton done to a hip-hop beat. Here are four of the big thumbs-up reviews:

Guard John Lucas III, who saw the musical with its original cast because his wife’s cousin was a female lead: “It was off the chain. It gives you a better understanding of what you learned in class. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, but a lot of people learn differently. When you put it into something that’s fun, it gets your mind going, you pick up on stuff. They told you what happened, but it was something modern, urban and unique and it had never been done like that before.”

Center Karl-Anthony Towns: “It was really good. I always wanted to see it, especially being from here [nearby New Jersey]. I went to that Magic/Bird [Broadway play] back in the day [2012]. I got to see it with Magic Johnson, too, so that was awesome.”

Guard Brandon Rush: “It was kind of long, but it was good. It was interesting. I liked the hip-hop feel to it. It’s kind of impressive how the actors remember their lines through the whole three-hour play.”

Guard Zach LaVine: “I’m not a play critic, but it was really cool. The history, I didn’t know anything about it. It was about the Founding Fathers, with a new twist on it. It was different, but you learned from it, too. If learning’s like that, maybe I’ll go back to college.”