Wolves -- and still sore Martin -- return to practice today
October 16, 2013 — 6:36am
Kevin Martin came back to practice today after a week away even though his Achilles tendon still is sore.
He returned along with his teammates who hadn't practiced since Saturday's listless loss to the Raptors at Target Center because there's important work to be done with five uninterrupted practices this week before the team's final three preseason games.
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.
Those who knew Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler long ago are having their allegiances tested now that the pride of Tomball, Tex., is playing the Houston Rockets tonight in Game 2 of their NBA playoff series.