As a veteran of Timberwolves "garage sales" (which do not take place in garages), I figured I'd better check out the latest installment happening Thursday and resuming Friday at 7:30 a.m. on the skyway level of Mayo Clinic Square with proceeds benefiting the Wolves community programs.
As usual, it was the odd items that most interested me.
• They were selling old player banners that used to hang in Target Center. When I arrived over the lunch hour, there were a pair of Ricky Rubio banners — maybe 6 feet tall? — for $20 apiece. My gut said to buy one, but I couldn't imagine where I would put it. When I went back an hour later, they were gone. The regret is palpable.
• The best item, no doubt, was a large table that functions as both a dry-erase board and dining surface that used to be in late head coach Flip Saunders' office. It belongs in someone's basement. It's $200 and was still there last I saw.
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