Randy Wittman: It's just a precaution. I think as bad as he turned it you're just making sure there's nothing seriously wrong and that it's just a sprain. I knew it was going to be seven to ten days, probably, (and) that we're looking at. So this is all a precautionary measure to make sure.
Some random thoughts...
*Apparently, Gerald Green is good at birthday cake dunks, and not much else. He was released by the Houston Rockets, meaning I was completely wrong about the Green trade. I mocked the fact that McHale could only manage to get Kirk Snyder and a second-rounder in exchange for a player who was still quite young, and could possibly still develop into a serviceable player. Now, McHale and Company are looking pretty good, considering Snyder has been a decent contributor in a few games with the Wolves (a team that's actually given him a chance to play - he's received over 30 minutes of playing time in several games).
In Houston, Snyder appeared in just nine games in over three months. And when he did get the chance to play, he was yanked pretty quickly, returning to rot on his seat at the end of the bench. With the Wolves, not only has Snyder appeared in the vast majority of his team's games since joining the squad, but he's started on four occasions.
I don't know what to say about Green. Certainly, his outlook in this league is anything but optimistic, and he has a lot to prove before any coach is going to consider using a roster spot on him, much less give him significant minutes.
Before he can realize his potential to be a solid offensive threat at the NBA level, Green must first undergo a major attitude adjustment. I've heard that he was a horrible teammate and locker room influence, and judging by the body language he displayed during games, it wouldn't surprise me if those characterizations of his attitude were fully accurate.
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Minnesota took a lead shortly into the second quarter, frittered it away much of the next two quarters and then regained it for good late in the fourth quarter.