Scoops: June 21

Created: 06/21/2012 4:49 PM KSTP.com By: Darren Wolfson

Wolves coach Rick Adelman arrives into town in time for draft workouts at Target Center on Friday afternoon. He'll stay through next Thursday night's draft while also chiming in on potential trades and free-agent targets. Make no mistake: he's heavily involved in personnel decisions.

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Iowa State's Royce White (Hopkins and DeLaSalle HS) will not be in New York for the draft. Instead, he'll be hosting a party for charity in Ames, Iowa. His schedule until next the draft: workouts in Atlanta on Thursday, Boston on Saturday, Dallas on Monday, and Denver on Tuesday. Even if he's on the board when the Wolves select 18th, a decent bet as of now is that they pass (if they keep the pick).

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Some noteworthy Wolves move is coming. The same names remain in play: Houston's Kevin Martin, Los Angeles' Pau Gasol, and possibly Philadelphia's Andre Iguodala and Memphis' Rudy Gay.

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Confirmed from multiple sources: there's mutual interest between the Wolves and Portland two-guard Jamal Crawford. He can opt-out of his deal on June 29. He's a candidate to be moved the night of the draft.

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It'll be very surprising if Gophers defenseman Brady Skjei (Lakeville North HS) doesn't go in the top-25 of Friday night's 1st round of the NHL Draft.

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Baseball America is spot on that the Twins have a strong interest in signing international free agent shortstop Amaurys Minier (Dominican Republic). Just 16-years-old, Minier is a switch-hitter.

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Toronto, as much as any team, is worth monitoring when it comes to Twins' trade talks. CBS Sports first reported that they inquired about first baseman Justin Morneau. It's less than 50/50 that the Twins move him, but they are open for business when it relates to pitchers Carl Pavano (has to show he's healthy), Francisco Liriano, and Matt Capps (has to show he's healthy).

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Gophers forward Nick Bjugstad continues to workout on a daily basis with his teammates at Mariucci Arena. It remains a decent bet that he returns for a third season instead of signing with the Panthers.

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The Gophers men's basketball team's schedule isn't expected to be released until August. They're still working on finalizing an exhibition game and a regular season game. The latter will likely slot in on Monday, November 12. It's expected to be at a neutral site.

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Gophers forward Rodney Williams will not take part in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, which begins on Sunday. He told 1500 ESPN's Nate Sandell that he has two labs in his Geology class early next week that can't be made up. Williams added that because he won't be there this weekend, he likely won't get an invite to the Lebron James Skills Academy.