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In their lone preseason home appearance, the Wolves beat Israel's Maccabi Haifa 131-101 at Target Center and perhaps revealed plans for newcomers Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham.
Jarrett Culver said he is still trying to master terminology on defense and realizing he has to talk more on that end of the floor than he did in college at Texas Tech.
The Wolves are making a concerted effort to shoot more three-pointers this season, and they are on track to do that after taking 39 of their 93 shots from beyond the arc Tuesday in the first look at their revamped offense.
While rookie Jarrett Culver (pictured) got his first taste of NBA action, Karl-Anthony Towns was his usual effective self, collecting 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Saric got a crash course in life in the NBA last season as he was traded twice within the span of a calendar year — once from Philadelphia to the Wolves in November as part of the Jimmy Butler deal and then again in June.
Second-year guard Josh Okogie says he will slow down and read the game better.
Shabazz Napier has a chance to replace the departed Tyus Jones as Jeff Teague's top backup at point guard.
Jordan Bell, a Golden State second-round pick in 2017, has a championship ring, but he wants more out of his career. "This is a place I can build," he said of coming to Minnesota.
In Jake Layman, the Wolves think they have found an intelligent, crafty player who can complement Karl-Anthony Towns' game.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Robert Covington and Andrew Wiggins wore a No. 14 practice jersey with "Saunders" on the back. That was Flip Saunders' number when he played for the U.