1 Their chance to win 50 games all depends on point-guard Rubio Rubio's quick return to good health from March knee surgery. Cleared to run earlier this month, he is not expected to play a game until December.
2 Former All-Star shooting guard Brandon Roy is the X factor who could transform the Timberwolves with his late-game poise IF his degenerative knees let him.
3 The arrival of Russians Andrei Kirilenko (above) and Alexey Shved could fill two huge needs: production at the small-forward spot and another backcourt ballhandler who's not point-guard size.
4 Lean, mean center Nikola Pekovic's body fat is down to 8 percent, but his net worth soon could go way up: Look for him to sign a fat contract extension worth well north of $10 million a season by season's start or next summer.
5 The Wolves invested the No. 2 overall pick in Derrick Williams (above) in 2011. He lost 20 pounds over the summer so he can play more small forward, but does he fit there with $10M man Kirilenko and Chase Budinger, a Rick Adelman favorite, brought on board?
|Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Nathan||6|
|LA Angels||8||Top 9th Inning|
|Colorado||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Nashville||3||3rd Prd 6:19|
|San Jose||5||3rd Prd 5:56|
|NY Rangers||5||3rd Prd 6:56|
|Florida||3||3rd Prd 6:56|
|Montreal||1||2nd Prd 1:00|
|Evansville||49||2nd Half 15:47|
|West Virginia||2||1st Half 17:48|
|Northern Colorado||9:00 PM|
|St Marys-CA||9:00 PM|