Wolves vs. Kings: Season opener preview

The Wolves open the season Friday night at home against the Sacramento Kings, but the starting lineup is still a mystery. Rick Adelman wasn't ready to name his starters on Thursday, but the probable lineup includes Luke Ridnour, Brandon Roy, Andrei Kirilenko, Derrick Williams and Nikola Pekovic.
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