From Mike Max/WCCO:
When the Minnesota Timberwolves player Gerald Green goes to defend his slam dunk title at the All-Star game this weekend, teammate Rashad McCants will be with him.
"Going to watch and help Gerald with the dunk contest ... I'm going to participate in the dunks, help him," said McCants.
Randball talks to two-time NBA Slam Dunk champion Dominique Wilkins about the upcoming Slam Dunk contest.
I think it’s a good field … and until someone dethrones Gerald, he’s the champion … I think it’s a bunch of good young guys. And to have the fans involved in the Sprite Slam Dunk competition, going on NBA.com and texting their vote, I think it will be a lot of fun. Hopefully the fans cast a fair vote, and everyone has an honest chance to win.
Brian Murphy/Pioneer Press on Randy Foye:
Tuesday's game was his seventh after missing 43 with a stress reaction in his left knee. After scoring eight points and logging a season-high 27 minutes, 16 seconds against Toronto on Sunday, Foye scored seven points in 21:41 against the Nets.
His 4-for-10 shooting and three turnovers show he still is trying to regain his touch from last season, when Foye essentially ran the offense from the point as a rookie.
Previews for tonight's game against the Lakers:
The Lake Show plays Target Center tonight, having gone 4-1 since adding Pau Gasol in a trade with Memphis that cost LA a few bags of confetti and one of owner Jerry Buss' stained leisure suits. A victory tonight would make the Lakers 7-2 on their Grammy-avoiding road trip, which would be the NBA's best record in nine or more continuous road games since neutral-site road games were eliminated in 1975.
As a side note, the Nets had a chance to trade Richard for Al and Theo Ratliff back in Oct. 2006. I would have done that. Who knows what would have happened had the Nets done that. Maybe the Nets would have been in a better position to get Kevin Garnett?
The photo of an unidentified youngster wearing a Timberwolves T-shirt and holding up a sign that read, "KG will always be a Wolf (No. 21) in Celtics clothing (No. 5)" in last Saturday's Pioneer Press and reprinted here was of Max Musselman, 9, son of late Timberwolves coach Bill. Max and his mom, Julie, live in Shorewood.