Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on Thursday's 2pm trade deadline:
McHale said he thinks a couple more big trades will happen involving other teams, but he minimized the influence of any potential deal that might involve his club.
“The sweepstakes that are out there right now, we’re in much smaller stuff, trying to see if we can pick up a (draft) pick here, a pick there,” McHale said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if something happens by tomorrow, but I’m certainly not holding my breath.”
McHale said he understands Walker’s plight and Green’s. But that doesn’t mean either player will be traded.
Wolves Center Theo Ratliff told assembled media Wednesday after shootaround that that he will "definitely play tomorrow" against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs at Target Center.
"I feel great and I look forward to getting back out on the floor tomorrow," said Ratliff.
Coach Wittman on whether Ratliff will play tomorrow:
"I don't see it as 100 percent yet," said head coach Randy Wittman. "He was better again today. It's close, I just want to make sure we're giving him the right opportunity at the right time, so we'll see."
With a tough stretch of games coming up with San Antonio, Dallas and Utah all coming to Minneapolis, the Timberwolves have their work cut out for them. While Wittman sees this as a wonderful opportunity to gauge player's intentions, Jefferson looks at it a different way. Minnesota can now be playoff spoilers to teams fighting to make the postseason or teams fighting for positioning.
"That's what we did last year," said Jefferson. "I think we beat the Timberwolves in a game last year to help knock them out of the playoffs, so that's what we're going to do this year."
From Mike Max/WCCO:
The word is the Minnesota Timberwolves Gerald Green has requested a trade. And Wolves coach Randy Wittman spent the All-Star break watching his son Ryan play a pair of games at Cornell. Normally he watches the game on the Internet.