Wolves Updates 2/23

Myles Brown/SLAM Online on Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, and Randy Foye: 
When looking at their respective talents, in time
the Wolves may be able to duplicate the Spurs triumvirate. But only if
Randy Foye is willing to be the Ginobli of the three. Like Manu, Foye
does like to bomb from outside and drive to the basket for explosive
finishes. But at this point, Randy’s timing and conditioning aren’t
where they will be and he’s certainly not the ball handler that Manu
is, so the rest of this season might be best spent getting acclimated
to his teammates and their idiosyncrasies in order to shore up his
playmaking abilities. Foye wouldn’t know whether he’d start or come off
the bench, but he’d certainly finish…
 
  

 
 
 
Wolves veteran Antoine Walker said Friday he’s open to a "workable buyout" of his contract, though he believes the odds of such a deal happening are slim. Either way, don’t expect him to have much of a role on the court in the near future.
 
Wittman said he plans to evaluate younger players
and that Walker’s role will be limited. Wittman said he told Walker
that the veteran has to stay ready the rest of the season.
 
 
 
  
Newly acquired guard Kirk Snyder, who was acquired from Houston for Gerald Green, is expected to practice with the Wolves for the first time today.
 
Would Wittman, an Indiana native and graduate of Indiana University, be
interested if the job becomes available? Wittman said he’d always
listen, but: "I’m happy now. Right now I’d rather stay here. I like
this level."
  
 
 
 
Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site on a 3-on-3 scrimmage during the team’s practice on Friday afternoon.
 
 
 
 
From the Memphis Flyer:
Steve Zito, vice president of operations and entertainment for the
Memphis Grizzlies, says Saturday’s UT-Memphis game is the second
hottest ticket in the arena’s short history. Only last year’s Hannah
Montana concert was hotter, and that was after blocking out 3,000 seats
behind the stage. Peyton and Eli Manning are coming, so is the ESPN
College Game Day crew, and this week Zito was trying to fulfill a
ticket request from Kevin McHale, VP for basketball operations for the
Minnesota Timberwolves.
 
 
 
 
Johnny Ludden/Yahoo Sports give the team’s trade for Kirk Snyder a B:
Like the Celtics before them, the Timberwolves decided Green wasn’t
going to be a part of their future. In return, they picked up two
things every rebuilding team wants: a draft pick and cash. Snyder’s
contract expires at the end of the season.
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