Ratke On The Road | 2017 Summer League

Saturday, 2:17 p.m. – Las Vegas

We’ll make this short and sweet. Arrived in Vegas. It’s like 111 degrees here, so that’s great. 

Noah, our video dude, is here and we are ready go to cover the Wolves and Raptors game at the Thomas & Mack Center. 

I’ll check back in after the game. Later

Saturday, 9:35 a.m. – Minneapolis

Good morning!

I’m currently at the Minneapolis airport waiting for my flight to take off to Las Vegas.

The Timberwolves kick off their 2017 Summer League tonight in the City of Brotherly Love against the Raptors of Toronto.

So far, I’ve had two pieces of toast and a coffee that my waiter was very eager to take from me. There’s an 84 percent chance I get Peanut M&Ms before my flight takes off. Mustard pretzels are also under consideration.

Fun fact: There is no gate G27. I looked for it for about an hour. There is, however, a G20, where I was supposed to go. That has resulted in me taking 4,600 steps so far this morning. Did I count all of my steps? While I tried, I lost track after step 818. My Fitbit did the rest of the work.

I’m pretty sure I saw former Yankees player Aaron Boone here. And while I thought about getting a picture with him, I then remembered that I’m 27 and I don’t need to do that.

I arrive in Vegas around noon. I’ll head to my hotel, drop off my stuff and ground transport to the Thomas & Mack Center to watch the Wolves play.

Summer League is weird because these guys don’t really practice at all together so you really have no idea what to expect. I am looking forward to see former Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem. He’s a guy who could make a run at a roster spot.

We’ll have plenty of content up from this trip, so you should pay attention to this website. I’ll check back in when I land.

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