Wolves Lose, Williams Near Deal 25 Oct 13

 Josh Smith’s 3-pointer as time expires sank the Timberwolves in a 99-98 loss to the Pistons.  It was the final preseason game for both teams.  Kevin Love had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves in the loss.  Minnesota finished 4-and-3 in the preseason and opens the regular season at home against Orlando next Wednesday.

  Williams Expected To Finalize Deal

The Wolves are close to closing a deal that will keep forward Derrick Williams  with the team for the next two season, according to reports.  Williams is a former second overall pick in the NBA draft.  He averaged 12 points and five-and-a-half rebounds a game in 2012-2013.