Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Minnesota Must Really Want Derrick Rose
The Minnesota Timberwolves' explosion of suckiness continues. Marc Stein is reporting that the Wolves are close to a deal to send Ricky Davis and Mark Blount to Miami for Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac and Wayne Simien, the latter two being guys who may or may not even play in the NBA. Seriously, Minnesota would be better off asking for the Dolphins' Trent Green than Doleac or Simien. Or maybe Gloria Estefan. In any event, sorry, Antoine. There was a period when 'Toine looked to be a perennial All-Star, and now he's basically just a cap-friendly contract. How does this happen? I mean, Antoine was always a wildly inconsistent player who made questionable choices on the court, but he's also hugely talented and clearly loves to compete. Also, Ricky Davis + Miami = Worst Idea Ever? My goodness. I also love the bit about Minnesota wanting to get rid of Mark Blount because Big Al can't stand him. I continue to respect Al's tastes.