play a game in which non season-ticket holders had to buy tickets to
two games (Dallas being the other) for the right to attend.
healthy. He’s listed as day-to-day, but it’ll be interesting to see if
he accompanies the Celtics to Cleveland for Tuesday’s game if he’s not
ready to play. He went on a trip to Miami and Orlando last week, but
remember this is a guy who waits in the locker room and refuses to sit
on the bench when he doesn’t play, presumably because it’s too
difficult for him to watch.
Since Jefferson is just coming into his own and he plays in
the NBA’s version of Siberia, he will only get votes
for a starter’s spot from his friends and family
members. But the coaches, the so-called experts, are to
blame for leaving him out of the All- Star Game.
talent can get overlooked.
think Jefferson’s selection to the All-Snub team is a stretch, check
his Dwight Howard-like numbers: 21.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 1.3
blocks. The fact the Timberwolves were comically inept until the last
three weeks certainly cost Jefferson the notoriety needed to make a
legitimate run at an All-Star berth. But in a few years – after Kevin
Garnett has retired in Boston – many are going to wonder how Minnesota
stole this guy away from the Celtics.
and Chris Richard 14. Richard had 12 rebounds and Chris Alexander 11 as
the Skyforce outrebounded Fort Wayne 51-39.
the Timberwolves arrived in Chicago on Monday night was head to Noah’s
house. The Bulls also spent an extra night in Minneapolis before
departing for Sacramento.
him," Noah said. "He’s probably one of my best friends. It’s always
good to see your friends. It was quick, but it was cool because he got
to see how I was doing for a couple hours and then I got to see him."
Timberwolves are suddenly 10-36, threatening to climb out of last place
in the Northwest Division and finding good news everywhere. Randy Foye,
an emotional leader for a team that needs one and a projected starting
guard, debuted Tuesday after missing the first half of the season with
a leg injury, and center Theo Ratliff could return to practice this
week after undergoing knee surgery Dec. 18.