time this season. In his ninth game back after missing the season’s
first three months and 43 games because of a kneecap injury, Foye, the
Wolves’ 2006 first-round draft pick, moved in at shooting guard
alongside four other players age 25 or younger.
were acquired from Boston in the Garnett trade. The other: rookie Corey
Brewer, 2007 first-round pick. The reconfigured rotation brought Rashad
McCants, Marko Jaric and Craig Smith, among others, off the bench and
produced the team’s 11th victory of the season.
while six of his teammates scored in double figures. Rashad McCants
(20), Marko Jaric (15) and Craig Smith (11) were big off the bench,
while Corey Brewer played terrific defense in holding Andre Iguodala to
17 points on 6-of-16 shooting (37.5 percent). Furthermore, Randy Foye
started his first game of the season and went for 13 points with five
roster, the NBA trade deadline looming Thursday and few jobs
guaranteed, Wittman said the meaningless games in the standings would
be a character test for players who want to be a part of the Wolves’
management’s mind, where we’re going and how we’re going to continue to
build this," Wittman said. "There are 30 games to go, and we’re going
to get the best effort from everyone."
23.0 Average age of the Wolves’ starters Tuesday.