and interrupted Riley’s pregame media session to shake hands with his
former coach. Riley stopped speaking briefly to accept the gesture.
Dec. 17 meeting between the teams, when he criticized Riley for calling
him out on his conditioning before he was traded to Minnesota.
brand of awful is sort of happening on purpose. By trading Kevin
Garnett to Boston, they willingly went to lousy from mediocre in one
damning phone call.
build the T-wolves into a contender with good, young talent. With that
in mind, he acquired forward Al Jefferson — a double-double machine —
in the deal with Boston.
Green, inconsistent point guard Sebastian Telfair and reasonably
effective forward Ryan Gomes. "Unfortunate" is the crucial word thanks
to Green, whose considerable talent has been overwhelmed by his
inability (4.8 points per game on 35-percent shooting) to extract much