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.

Israeli club Maccabi to play preseason game here Oct. 16

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves training camp, Wolves news Updated: May 29, 2012 - 12:38 PM

The Wolves have announced two preseason games at Target Center in October.

Israeli team Maccabi Bazan Haifa will visit on Oct. 16, three days after the Chicago Bulls come here on Oct. 13.

It's the first time an international team will play the Wolves at Target Center.

The only other time the Wolves have played an international team is a game against Efes Pilsen during their 2007 preseason trip to Turkey.

Maccabi also will play Golden State on its visit, on Oct. 11. The Israeli Super League team played New Jersey in Newark in 2010.

The rest of the team's preseason schedule will be announced later. Ticket sales for the two Target Center games also will be announced later.

There's a very good chance you won't see Ricky Rubio play in either game because of that season-ending knee surgery he underwent in March. He could be back anytime from the start of training camp until November or December.

Derrick Rose for sure won't play for the Bulls here in October because of that same ACL injury that Rubio sustained in a game against the Lakers.





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