Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

No lockout in Osseo: NBA stars coming Oct. 21 for Mike Beasley's All-Star Classic

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Vikings, Adrian Peterson, Wolves news Updated: October 12, 2011 - 6:03 PM

They can't get into Target Center these days, so NBA stars John Wall, Joakim Noah and DeMarcus Cousins are among those expected to play in Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley's "All Star Classic" at Osseo High School -- of all places -- next week.

Beasley's Wolves teammates Derrick Williams, Wes Johnson, Martell Webster, Wayne Ellington and former Wolf Sebastian Telfair are scheduled to play as well in the Friday night, Oct. 21  exhibition game.

So, too, are Boston's Jeff Green, Detroit's Greg Monroe, L.A. Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, Chicago's Keith Bogans and Beasley's longtime pal, former Dukie Nolan Smith.

Missing from the list -- at least for now -- is childhood buddy Kevin Durant.

More details -- including ticket prices ranging from $50 for general admission $100 for VIP reserved and $200 for courtside seats -- can be found here.

For comparsion, Durant's charity game at a bigger venue in Oklahoma City two days later featuring former Oklahoma star Blake Griffin, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Green has priced its tickets from $29 to $89 -- there's some $199 courtside seats as well -- with the average price right around $50.

The Beasley All-Star Classic web site says all net proceeds -- and what that means and how much players get for their presence, I'm not sure -- will go to Beasley's foundation that benefits St. Jude's and three Minneapolis charities.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and former Lakers star Norm Nixon, who has been working out Beasley and mentoring him this off-season, will be celebrity coaches.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tip is at 7 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT