Wolves’ Week Ahead

Sunday: 8 p.m. at Portland

Tuesday: 9:30 p.m. at L.A. Lakers

Wed.: 9:30 p.m. at L.A. Clippers

Saturday: 7 p.m. vs. Chicago

Player to watch: C.J. McCollum, Blazers

The guy the Wolves passed on with the ninth pick in the 2013 draft, he’s having a breakthrough season after he was plugged into the starting lineup as a small shooting guard after the Blazers lost four starters from last season’s team. He’s averaging 20.7 points a game and started the season by scoring a career-high 37 points.


“You can see he’s playing fast, but he’s thinking slow. Does that make sense?”

— Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell after 2014 first-round pick Zach LaVine went 14-for-17 from the field and scored 35 points in Wednesday’s loss to Oklahoma City.