Wolves rookie Tyus Jones planned to get his normal short afternoon nap in before tonight's home game against Milwaukee and still hoped to catch the second half of Apple Valley High School game that's part of the team's 20th annual holiday prep Timberwolves Shootout.
His brother Tre plays for Apple Valley, so does Gary Trent's son, Gary Jr.
"It's still a game day so you have to stay within your routine," Tyus Jones said. "But with them playing at Target Center, I'll try to catch a little bit of them."
Apple Valley plays Tennessee's Lausanne Collegiate High School in the last of four games today at Target Center, starting at 2:30 p.m.
Jones watched his brother and high school play recently.
"I was talking with my mom and it seems like just yesterday when I was playing for Apple Valley," Jones said, "but at the same time it seems like so long ago. It'st just real weird. I'm just happy when I am now."
Asked about the fan club Apple Valley High has now within the Wolves organization with both him and Wolves coaching intern Gary Trent Sr. there, Jones said, "We got Apple Valley represented well up here at Target Center."
The Wolves, btw, play at 7 p.m. against the Bucks, who are playing without coach Jason Kidd while he covers from hip surgery. Assistant Joe Prunty is coaching the team in his absence.
One other tidbit: Now that it's 2016, Andrew Wiggins was asked today at shootaround about possibly participating in the slam-dunk contest when this season's All-Star Game comes to his hometown of Toronto next month.
He said he hasn't even thought about and sure seemed like he has little or no interest in doing so.