Wolves Updates 2/12

Michael Grange/Globe and Mail on Al Jefferson: 
But the guy he really reminds me of is Kevin McHale, the former Celtics
great and current Timberwolves general manager. All those fakes and the
awkward angles of attack near the basket using his long arms to his
advantage are very McHale, though he lacks him bosses’ defensive
instincts. When you think of a straight out of high school guy the
tendency is to expect some kind of uber-athlete like Amare Stoudamire.
But Jefferson’s game is total throwback stuff: little spins and leans
and hesitations complimented by great touch…
Myles Brown/SLAM Online on KG’s appearance at the Target Center on Friday night:
As he exited the visiting locker room of the Target
Center for the first time, flanked by cameramen, I saw his head hung
awkwardly low for a man of such pride. Onlookers shouted deeply felt
thanks and appreciation and he could barely look up. Not out of shame
or frustration, but just as before, out of strength and humility. It
was the look of a man trying to maintain composure as he headed towards
half court. The spot where once again, he would be laid bare before our
eyes. Kevin Garnett only did one thing on the basketball court Friday
night and it was more than enough for everyone.
Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site on the team’s Monday morning practice:
Theo Ratliff continued to look good in five-on-five, full-court action;
Gerald Green threw down two nasty dunks in a three-minute span;
Sebastian Telfair is not slow; Rashad McCants did not practice due to
an ankle tweak, and is listed as day-to-day. Furthermore, Telfair was
the last man in the gym, honing a jump shot with assistant coaches as
he hasn’t been happy with his shooting in the last few games.
Guard Rashad McCants said he won’t play
tonight at New Jersey after spraining his right ankle during Sunday’s
game against Toronto. McCants, who did not practice Monday, traveled
with the team but said he
wasn’t expecting a miracle.
Also from Alonzo:
Wittman said the Wolves would decide whether to
recall rookie Chris Richard from the Development League after
Thursday’s Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce game. That will be Richard’s
sixth D-League game.


Previews of tonight’s game at New Jersey:
Click here for the forum’s game thread
Green has mixed emotions about getting the chance to soar in front of
the country. In fact, he finds it difficult to think about Saturday’s
competition when he’s trying so hard in practice to earn more playing
"It’s very difficult," he said. "Especially when I feel I should be
playing. It’s very difficult. But I have to go out there and do [the
contest] for my fans and my family and my friends. They want to see me

"Right now, honestly? That’s the last of my worries, to tell you the
truth, being the two-time dunk champ. That’s fine, I would love to be
there. But if I could trade that in for something else, I would." 

Former NBA star Latrell Sprewell’s home is up for foreclosure and his yacht sold at auction to help pay off the $1.3 million he owes on the boat, according to court filings.
Sprewell, who once turned down a three-year, $21 million contract
extension saying, "I’ve got my family to feed," has apparently
fallen on tough times.
Bob Sansevere/Pioneer Press talks to Sebastian Telfair:
On whether teammate Al Jefferson will be regarded as one of the NBA’s best players within the next five seasons: "If
he stays at his steady pace and his growth in the game, yes. It’s going
to be up to us next year to get him into the All-Star Game…
Postgame quotes from Sunday’s loss to the Raptors.  
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