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.

Barea out at Memphis tonight, Shved next man up

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves pre-game, Wolves news Updated: March 24, 2014 - 6:31 PM

Wolves backup point guard J.J. Barea, bothered the last week or so by a sprained foot, will not play tonight in Memphis against the Grizzlies, so little-used Alexey Shved becomes the main option behind Ricky Rubio at point guard.

That's because third point guard A.J. Price remains unavailable after undergoing an appendectomy a couple weeks ago.

Centers Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf remain out as well.

Defensive-minded Tony Allen won't play for the Grizzlies, but starting center Marc Gasol will with a hurting ankle on one leg and a hurting on the other.

The Grizzlies, btw, limited the mighty Indiana Pacers to just 71 points their last time out, in Saturday's 82-71 home victory.

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