The Wolves will be without their latest starting point guard, Mo Williams, tonight at Milwaukee.
He won't play because of a sprained ankle, which puts rookie Zach LaVine back in the starting lineup and leaves newcomer Troy Daniels and point forward Robbie Hummel as the best backup options.
Meanwhile, newly signed Miroslav Raduljica flew with the team to Milwaukee -- where he played last season -- on Thursday and is available to play tonight, but neither he nor Flip Saunders was certain before the game if he will.
Raduljica was signed to a 10-day contract but he said he hopes to prove he's worth keeping all season. He said he sprained his ankle early in the Chinese season weeks ago, but is fine now, although he acknowledged he signed the 10-day deal so the Wolves would have peace of mind that he's all right before they guarannteed the rest of the season.
Saunders said it was important to add a center with legitimate size as insurance in case something happen to Gorgui Dieng and said the team still will need a 7-foot presence even when or if Nikola Pekovic returns to full health.
Raduljica looks an awful lot like bearded pal Nikola Pekovic, enough so that Williams apologized for not introducing himself because he walked right by thinking it was Pek.
"I'm prettier," Pek said when told the two look alike.
When I asked Raduljica who had more or better tattoos, he said Pek has more of them but his are better.
Other bits of news:
* The Wolves are seeking a D League team where rookie Glenn Robinson III can play meaningful minutes, perhaps as early as Sunday or Monday.
* Pekovic and Kevin Martin did more contact work today and Saunders said there's a chance one or the other could play in a game by next weekend. He again left open the possibility that Pekovic might play first in the D League, though.
* Saunders like St. Cloud's own Nate Wolters -- the second-year point guard waived by the Bucks Friday to make room to sign Kenyon Martin -- but the Wolves have no roster space to claim or sign him, unless they pay off a player for the rest of the season or trade Robinson or someone else without getting a current player in return.