During a conference call,
Coach Wittman says he was "pleasantly surprised" by the team’s first
training camp scrimmage. He also said that Juwan Howard and Greg
Buckner have "really done a nice job" in terms of leadership. On
casualties so far:
end of scrimmage. His hamstring was really still tender tonight, so he
sat out. Theo (Ratliff) sat out the night, his back stiffened up on him
a little bit, so we didn’t want to push that issue. We’ll come back
tomorrow with a good hard practice and see where those two guys are at.
The Wolves can talk about a KG-by-committee approach to replace the
future Hall of Famer’s scoring, rebounding, passing and defense, but
Jefferson was the stud in their 1-for-5 trade with the Celtics. He and
Garnett have swapped lockers in Boston and Minny, and you know their
stats will be compared all season.
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Al has asserted his desire to take his own next step: "You never want
to step back. You always want to go forward. As long as I stay healthy
and go injury free, things will go well for me. I know when I step on
the court that I want to win, I want to play hard, and I’m going to do
what I have to do to come out with a W that night."