Greetings. Youngblood here, with Jerry Zgoda getting a much-deserved day off.
Darko Milicic (hip), Martell Webster (back) and Michael Beasley (ankle) are all out again for the Wolves.
But point guard Luke Ridnour will return after missing six games while tending to a family matter. Ridnour has only practiced with the team once during that time, but Wolves coach Kurt Rambis said Ridnour has been working hard on his own to stay in shape. He won't start tonight, but it will be interesting to see how rusty he is, and how much conditioning he's lost.
Jonny Flynn will start on the point. There was some question as to his health after he didn't play for most of the last one and a half quarters Friday in Indiana. After the game Flynn said he may have hurt his groin during a first-half fall. But Rambis said Flynn is good to go.
Rambis said Webster, who has had back spasms, is slated to return to practice tomorrow.
Beasley said before the game he will test his sort left ankle in practice tomorrow, too. But I'm thinking he could miss at least one more game. He is determined not to let this become a chronic problem and wants the ankle close to 100 percent before playing again. By the way, in a funny note, Beasley was asked why, after getting hurt during the road trip, why he continued to dress in uniform even though he wasn't going to play. Turns out he didn't bring a suit coat with him, so he had no choice.
That's about it for now. I'll get back to you after the game.