Much has been made this season, particularly by interim head coach Sam Mitchell, about the Timberwolves' youthfulness.
With apologies to the late, great Ed McMahon...just how young are they?
They're so young a traveling party led by the esteemed Arnie Kander got turned away from having dinner Thursday night at a Salt Lake City restaurant/bar because some of them aren't 21 yet.
"Yeah, four of us," Wolves guard Zach LaVine said. "Me, Wig, Karl and Tyus. We just wanted to eat. We couldn't even get a burger."
LaVine, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns are 20 and Tyus Jones is 19.
"That just shows you how young we are," Mitchell said. "Can't even get a turkey burger."
Instead, the group returned to the team hotel and ate, at approximately three times the price of the burger place.
The Wolves and Jazz play tonight at 8 p.m. Central time, the start of a four-game trip that will take the Wolves to Portland on Sunday and to Los Angeles for games Tuesday against the Lakers and Wednesday against the Clippers.
The Wolves tonight again will play without Kevin Garnett and Kevin Martin. Garnett's knee still hurt and they're expected to rest him a week or two to see if it improves. Martin is out with that sore shooting wrist that has bothered him since December.
Both players have missed the past two games.
The Jazz will have Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors back after the two did not play when the Wolves beat the Jazz 94-80 at Target Center a month ago. Guards Alec Burks and Dante Exum remain out indefinitely.
One other tidbit: Wolves assistant coach Bryan Gates will participate in a Basketball Without Borders Global camp that's inviting 53 top boys and girls from 27 countries for three days at All-Star Weekend in Toronto next month. Former NBA star Yao Ming, Denver's Danilo Gallinari, Milwaukee's Greivis Vasquez, Toronto's Bruno Caboclo and many others will participate as well.