Wolves’ week ahead
Tuesday: 7 p.m. vs. San Antonio (FSN Plus)
Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. Chicago (FSN)
Friday: 7 p.m. vs. Houston (FSN)
Player to watch: Joakim Noah, Bulls
Not only is he is the NBA’s most active interior defender, he just might be, with apologies to Kevin Love, the best passing big man around. The guy’s averaging 12.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals.
"It hurts when I smile, and I want to smile all the time but I can’t."
Wolves guard Ricky Rubio, who is stitch-free after receiving 15 of them in his upper lip after being struck in the face during a game against Atlanta two weeks ago.