We are supposed to be patient with Foye. Fine. If he is having trouble shooting and having trouble defending, what about a little court vision? Well, he still has more turnovers than assists and the Lakers trapped him into difficulty a handful of times last night. What? Are you sure he's only been back 8 games? Well, okay, but if the performance curve doesn't start to rise soon, I'm going to start pointing out that McCants, coming off microfracture surgery, had a better 2007 than Foye's 2008 thus far.
I'm hearing that rookie Chris Richard should be recalled from the Development League in time for Tuesday's Wolves game against Philadelphia. Richard's stint in the D-League should come to an end after tonight, when his Sioux City (S.D.) Skyforce team faces Dakota. He has averaged 10.6 points and 11.2 rebounds in his first five games with the Skyforce.
Steve Aschburner/MinnPost on Devean George being "labeled the selfish jerk who blocked Kidd's trade."
No need, said Timberwolves forward Mark Madsen, a teammate of George for three seasons with the Lakers. "Everything Devean George did is within the rights of his contract,'' Madsen, the Wolves' union rep, told me. "This is a business and, guess what. It could be any one of us the next day. Devean George is a smart veteran, a great player and a good guy who has had a very good NBA career.''
Rashad McCants is in New Orleans for All-Star weekend.
With the departure of Indiana University men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson appearing imminent, Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman, who was a popular player for the Hoosiers, surely will get mentioned as a candidate. A little birdie says Wittman has two years after this season on his Wolves contract but that the last season is his option, not the team's.