options other than buying at least one player out of his contract and
making a two-for-one player trade, a difficult prospect at best. With
the roster already loaded with forwards, Richard could be sent to the
NBA development league if it becomes clear he won’t play regularly to
start the season.
team could make other decisions to clear space for Richard. "We like
Chris. But if it’s obvious he’s not going to be part of an eight- or
nine-man rotation, then it’s going to be important for him to play."
players to the Development League this season if warranted, as a tool
to learn or regroup from injuries. That includes Richard, if the staff
believes the second-round pick would be better off there at times this
probably should have sent Rashad McCants to the D-League last season
after he returned from knee surgery.
"I’m doing great, but I’m still in the recovery," said Ratliff, who has
averaged 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 18.7 minutes in
three exhibition contests…
But there was this quote from Garnett in Slam magazine: "I think
[Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor's] loyalty is to Kevin McHale, and I
had to swallow that. So that’s what it was. I was kind of hurt by it,
but he’s known Kevin long enough, he’s believed in Kevin, so that’s
what it is."
Timberwolves fans should be furious that the incompetent McHale means more to Taylor than Garnett.
"Hopefully he can get to the point where he gets all-star status,"
Brown said. "We wouldn’t want to put that pressure on him right now.
But he definitely has that ability."
Ricky Davis went for 19 points, 9 boards and 7 assists in a
double-OT win over Indiana. When it became apparent Ricky was within
triple-double range, everyone had to have been scrutinizing his moves
to see if he was trying too hard for the stats…