With the NBA season rapidly approaching, the league's players are beginning to get themselves into game shape by working out with each other. In L.A., Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose worked out together, and in Akron, Kevin Durant and LeBron James have been training during what they call "Hell Week."
In Minnesota, current Timberwolves Brandon Roy, Chase Budinger and Nikola Pekovic played in an open pick-up game with ex-Wolves guard Troy Hudson and ex-Minnesota Gophers forward Dan Coleman.
The Wolves will be folding a host of new players into their roster in 2012, with Roy and Budinger chief among that group. A pick-up game is, of course, only a pick-up game, but the extra work in getting to know each other's play certainly can't hurt.
For more on the Wolves, visit Canis Hoopus or stick with SB Nation Minnesota. For more news, notes and analysis from around the NBA, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.