HoopsAddict hosts the latest edition of the Carnival of the NBA. This edition is a roundup of the biggest hoops stories of 2008.
Jonah Ballow/Timberwolves site posts shootaround audio from O.J. Mayo that includes the player discussing the draft day trade that sent him to Memphis and his thoughts on tonight’s game.
Mike Miller will be a game-time decision for the Wolves tonight when his former Memphis Grizzlies team visits Target Center.
Coach Kevin McHale said after the morning shootaround that Miller’s sprained right ankle is still sore and the team doesn’t want to take chances with its starting shooting guard, who has suffered two such injuries this month.
The new coach now has ten games under his belt, enough time to demonstrate where his loyalties seem to lie with respect to player rotations. Injuries to Mike Miller and earlier Corey Brewer have of course affected playing time for others. Nevertheless, even with those kinds of mitigating factors, it is clear that thus far the minute-winners on the coaching change have been Craig Smith, McCants, and Kevin Ollie, with slight bump ups for Wittman starters Jefferson, Foye and Gomes. Minute-losers under McHale have been Jason Collins, certainly, who hasn’t gotten off the bench, rookie Kevin Love, and Bassy Telfair.