The Wolves will continue to wait for those three players our injured since November and will play on tonight at Phoenix without Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic and Ricky Rubio.

Martin called Thursday's practice a big step forward for him but said he didn't except he'd play vs. the Suns, although he left open the possibility that he'd wake up Friday morning and change his mind.

He didn't.

Flip Saunders reported that Pekovic and Rubio each practiced on their own Friday morning and each continues to improve, but expect Martin to be the first one back of those three.