THE WOLVES’ WEEK AHEAD

Tuesday: 8 p.m. at Utah (FSN)

Friday: 9:30 p.m. at Golden State (FSN)

Saturday: 9 p.m. at Portland (NBA TV)

Player to watch: Trey Burke, Utah

The guy the Wolves could have drafted and kept with the ninth pick in last summer’s draft — they didn’t because they had no need at point guard — was the Western Conference’s Rookie of the Month for December. He’s the first Jazz rookie to win that award since Karl Malone in 1985.

VOICES

« It almost takes an act of Congress to go out and foul somebody. » Wolves coach Rick Adelman, lamenting his team’s lack of toughness defensively.