THE WOLVES’ WEEK AHEAD

Monday: 8 p.m. at Denver (FSN Plus)

Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. New York (FSN)

Friday: 7 p.m. vs. Detroit (FSN)

Player to watch: Carmelo Anthony, Knicks

The Knicks have turned into a train wreck, but you never know when Melo’s scoring will amaze. “It is an honor and a pleasure to watch Carmelo play,” TNT analyst Charles Barkley said. “He is a great player and a great scorer but the Knicks stink and we know that.”

VOICES

« I missed him on purpose. I’m too skinny to be chest bumping, can’t hurt K-Love. »

— Wolves forward Corey Brewer on his celebratory leap that missed teammate Kevin Love wide right before practice Thursday in Phoenix. Love successfully recreated — bare chest and all — a LeBron James dunk done on that very same practice court. James, and Love, threw the ball off a far wall and threw down a dunk after the ball bounded perfectly back to him.