Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site talks to Wolves assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff about Mike Miller's game.
If you haven’t already read the story I wrote this week about the basketball game that took place at the Civic Center last Saturday, please make sure you do so.
However, there was a very special guest that came in for the game.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward and Portland native Corey Brewer came to town and surprised the kids with a visit.
While it was heartwarming watching the kids light up like a Christmas tree when he walked into the locker room to surprise them before the game, it was the interaction he had with the kids and the interview I did with Corey that was even more impressive.
The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that head coach Nate Tibbetts will serve as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2008 NBA Summer League presented by EA SPORTS. Games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and will feature 21 NBA teams competing over 10 days, from July 11-20.
The Jazz also inquired about Minnesota forward Ryan Gomes, though agent Bob Myers wrote in an e-mail, "I don't believe anything will transpire over the next couple weeks."
The Heat expressed interest in several free agent point guards Tuesday, including Sebastian Telfair (unrestricted after Minnesota declined to tender him) and Tyronn Lue.
The Knicks also contacted the agent for Sebastian Telfair and Tyronn Lue. Telfair, Marbury's cousin, became more attainable the past few days when Minnesota didn't make a qualifying offer, turning him into an unrestricted free agent.
Shawn (Rochester, MN): Hi David. Do you think Love will be starting or at least playing major minutes in MN this year? They historically haven't played their rookies a ton, but they don't have much front-court quality to choose from outside Jefferson.
David Thorpe: I do.
Ben (Mpls): Which side of the Wolves/Memphis trade did you like better?
David Thorpe: Minny by a long shot.
From a Chat with Chad Ford at ESPN:
Ken (St. Paul): I don't get how this trade makes sense for the Wolves...
Chad Ford: I think Love and Jefferson can co-exist. It's an odd pairing, but Love is such a good shooter, he can operate offensively without crowding out Jefferson. Miller fills a huge hole. It all comes down to Randy Foye. If he's as good as the Wolves believe he is, this will be a good trade. If he has a considerably worse career than Mayo .. they'll regret it.
Percy Allen/Seattle Times on the Sonics' summer-league roster:
White, Hardin, G Ronald Dupree, F Ndudi Ebi, G Aaron Bruce, F Mykal Riley, G Ronnell Taylor, F/C Justin Williams, F Brian Randle and F/C Nick Lewis.
According to an NBA source, the Mavericks struck a deal with Gerald Green, a slender, 6-8 guard who has been in the league three seasons.
It is believed to be a one-year contract.