McHale said something small is possible, but he’s not holding his
breath — they’ll likely swap Gerald Green for another player whose
contract expires after this season and maybe a draft pick and/or some
Wittman said there are no plans to trade Ratliff, who is a free agent
at the end of this year. "We are going to hold on to Theo and see what
he can do," Wittman said.
for the Wolves beyond this season, his return to good health after knee
surgery for the season’s final 30 games would allow management to see
how a bonafide shot-blocker fits among the pieces the team has
assembled in its rebuilding efforts.
priority," said Kevin McHale, Wolves vice president of basketball
operations. "If you decide it’s not a monumental change, then you say,
‘OK, there are a lot of teams who are very successful who don’t have
that shot-blocker in the middle.’ It’s going to be a chance for us to
see what impact that particular type of player has on our team."