Wolves, Josh Howard agree to 1-yr deal

Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm •  Published: November 15, 2012

Despite the deluge of injuries, the Wolves won five of their first seven games. The issues appeared to finally catch up with them in an 89-87 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, so the Wolves went out and added Howard for the veteran's minimum of $1.2 million.

They waived point guard Will Conroy to make room for Howard.

"It's been hard, but you have to give our guys credit," Adelman said. "We talked to them today about the fact that we can win games, even though you're short-handed."

Adelman said he expects Howard's transition to be fairly seamless given his experience. They'll just have to ease him in a little bit since Howard did not have a training camp to get into game shape. Once he's up and running, the Wolves hope he can give them a spark at both ends of the floor.

"Offensively, we don't have a lot of firepower," Adelman said. "But if you defend well enough, it helps your offense."

Pekovic, Roy and Barea are all questionable for the Warriors game, though Adelman said he doubted any of them would be ready. The Wolves have four days off after Friday night, which may tempt them to sit that game out to give them an additional five days of rest and rehab.

If Pekovic has his way, he'll be in the lineup. He did some running on Thursday and said he felt some pain, which didn't seem to bother the big Montenegrin.

"I can't make it any worse," he said. "I'm just trying to help."

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