Wolves Updates 2/3 Part 2

There’s a chance KG might not even be in the building the night they
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.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers won’t let KG play again until he’s fully
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.
We all know the All-Star Game is a popularity contest.
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.
Jefferson’s absence is proof that even the best of
talent can get overlooked.
If you
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. 

Kasib Powell scored 22 points, David Bailey 21, Jermareo Davidson 19
and Chris Richard 14. Richard had 12 rebounds and Chris Alexander 11 as
the Skyforce outrebounded Fort Wayne 51-39.
It was the second game with the Skyforce for Richard, who was assigned by the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week. 
Brewer said in a television interview that the first thing he did when
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.
"It’s cold out there in Minnesota, but it was definitely good to see
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."
Asked why he and Brewer hit it off so well at Florida, Noah gave a simple answer.
"Because we won," he said.
The Los Angeles Clippers Al Thornton and Corey Brewer both spoke with HOOPSWORLD on the easiest adjustments to the NBA, as well as the aspects of the league that take longer to adjust.
"The hardest adjustment is just night in and night out playing against the best players in the league," said Brewer, relaxing in his locker pregame. "There are no days off. Also, learning a new system was hard for me, but I feel like I’m getting it." 
With Al Jefferson leading Minnesota at 21.3 points per game, the
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.
Ryan Gomes is symbolic of the Timberwolves’ rebuilding project. The third-year forward from Providence is 25 and still adjusting to the pro game. At 6-foot-7, 250 pounds, he is a little short, but he is strong enough to compete inside. He was part of the monster deal that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, and the T’wolves are hoping he can grow with the team as it attempts to develop into a playoff competitor. But consistency is a problem, as demonstrated by recent efforts by Gomes, who is averaging 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. 
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