The Wolves have released two game dates. The first is a matchup with the Chicago Bulls on October 13th, when they'll play host to the Chicago Bulls. Who knows what that team will look like... Derrick Rose will still be out with his torn knee ligaments, Carlos Boozer could be amnestied or traded, there's no question it won't be the same #1 Eastern Conference team in 2011-12.
The second game released, is certainly the headliner. The Minnesota Timberwolves will play host to an Israeli club: Maccabi Bazan Haifa. This marks the first time in franchise history that the TWolves will be hosting an international team. The Wolves have played one other game vs. an international team. That was on October 6, 2007 when they traveled to Istanbul, Turkey to play Efes Pilsen.
Maccabi Bazan Haifa will also face the Golden State Warriors while in America, that game takes place October 11th. This club is known as one of the best European top teams.
Maccabi Bazan Haifa owner Jeffrey Rosen is looking forward to another trip to the States as they continue to build a brand, noting that playing against NBA competition annually is a great way to increase the team's popularity.
Both of these games will tip at 7pmCT from the Target Center and both can be heard on 830 WCCO-AM.
Stay tuned for all your TWolves updates this offseason. If you haven't already, check out our new FA Watch section. Highlighting some of Minnesota's should-be targets in the free agent market, as well as some potential trade targets this offseason. With the NBA Draft Lottery tomorrow night (Wed, 5/30) you can expect part 2 of our NBA Mock Drafts "Around the Net', very soon!
Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and as always GO WOLVES!