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.

Draft workouts resume, Wolves add to basketball ops staff

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves news Updated: June 12, 2013 - 2:46 PM

The Wolves resume draft workouts this afternoon now that Flip Saunders is back from Eurocamp with a big man's day that includes Pitt's Steven Adams, Bucknell's Mike Muscala, French 7-2 center Rudy Gobert and Indiana's Cody Zeller.

Adams, Muscala and Gobert worked out together this afternoon and Zeller, at his agent's request, is working out solo after that.

Workouts continue Thursday and run into next week. The team is scheduled to have players in six of the next eight days: UCLA 's Shabazz Muhammad is scheduled for Sunday and Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum is set to work out Tuesday.

The team also added to its basketball operations staff today: Former NBA center Calvin Booth has been hired of a player programs director/scout who will assist players with life issues and do some pro scouting.

He played 10 NBA seasons with Washington, Dallas, Seattle, Milwaukee, Philadelpha, Sacramento and the Wolves.

Former WNBA center Kaayla Chones has been hired as manager of team operations. She is the daughter of former NBA player Jim Chones.

Both hires have connections with Ohio/Cleveland, Flip's homeland. Booth's agent is Mark Termini, Flip's agent.

 

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