With the NBA trade deadline a little more than two weeks away (Feb. 21), the Timberwolves, who have lost 12 of their past 14 games, don't appear to have any deals in the making.

That doesn't mean they won't do a deal.

"We'll do something if it's in the interest of both the now and the future," president David Kahn said Monday, Feb. 4, before the Wolves lost 100-98 to Portland at Target Center.

"We don't feel compelled to do something. But by the same token, we also don't feel that we can afford to just kind of sit it out. We have to really find out what's out there."

Kahn did allow that he's been making inquiries as well as receiving them.

In his past four games, Nikola Pekovic has averaged 14.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. The Wolves center said the team misses forward Kevin Love "a lot. He's our leading scorer and rebounder," Pekovic said.

Love, recovering from a fractured right hand bone, was averaging 18.3 points and 14 rebounds when he got hurt Jan. 3. He isn't expected to return for at least five more weeks.

St. Paul's Andy Bischoff, who has joined Marc Trestman's Chicago Bears staff as tight ends coach, was an assistant for Trestman with the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. Bischoff said the Vikings made a "good signing" on Tuesday when they acquired defensive back Rod Williams from the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.