But unless Foye can stay with the lightning bugs and bear the scoring load at off-guard, it seems like Marko's fragile confidence, referred to by Taylor, may be destined to take another hit. Bottom line, lack of a classic point guard to provide a steadying influence remains the largest of the Wolves' many problems heading into this season.
Certainly, it remains to be seen how the rest of the preseason unfolds, but to this point it can be safely assumed Rashad McCants has earned a higher standing in the rotation of guards than Green. Hopefully, with McCants now showing somewhat of a reason for hope, Green will be given those minutes for the duration of the preseason to see if he is able to grow up on the basketball court.
Marty Burns/SI.com on Al Jefferson and the other unsigned members of the Class of 2004.
David Thorpe/ESPN ranks Corey Brewer #8 on his list of rookie of the year candidates.
Brewer is a lot like Thornton in that he plays incredibly hard and is an elite athlete, but he has not yet developed a strong shooter's stroke or a scorer's feel.
He makes this list as a projected starter (in the near future) who will fill up a stat sheet. In addition, he makes a lot happen on defense and does the little things that go beyond the box score.
With an improved jumper, Brewer could finish in the top three by year's end.
The Wolves site has an audio breakdown of tonight's matchup against the Hawks.