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Websters Back Pain

New Wolf Martell Webster did not travel with the team to Milwaukee to face the Bucks tonight.  Webster stayed behind to have an MRI to determine what is cause his back pain.  As of this morning, the team is still waiting for the results on the second opinion.

Apparently Webster hurts his back last season in a playoff game with the Blazers and he has not progress as thought.  Last word is that we maybe out for the beginning of the season.

Final Preseason Game

The Wolves will play the Bucks tonight to conclude what has been a very interesting preseason that has given us a glimpse into the life after Al Jefferson.

The Wolves will also face the Bucks in the second game of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 29th at the Target Center.  So the teams will be very familiar with each other by then.

Commissioner Wants to Cut Players Salaries

NBA commissioner David Stern said Thursday there was no quantifiable progress in collective bargaining talks over the summer, and the league revealed it is seeking a reduction in player salary costs by about one-third.

Well.  How do you those apples?

Player salaries have been issue in every sport, but no one has come out a stated the wanted to reduce the cuts like NBA Commissioner, David Stern.  Here is the entire article from ESPN.com.

Greater Usage of Instant Replay

The NBA Board of Governers have voted to expand the ways the refs can use instant replay in games.

The report notes that refs can now use replay in the last two minutes of regulation and all of overtime to review which player knocked a ball out bounds. In addition, refs will be able to use replay to see if a ball hit the rim or not, and any possible shot-clock adjustment that may come with it, during these timeframes.

Additionally, the report notes any confusion about which player should shoot foul shots can now be cleared up via replay.

Lastly, refs can use replay to adjust the game clock or shot clock when a ball goes out of bounds, according to the AP.

Not sure if this really means anything to exciting, just something to know.

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