Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wolves Updates 12/19

KG, T-Hud, and Trent Hassell had dinner with Latrell Sprewell while in Milwaukee last weekend:
"He's doing great," Hudson said. "Spree's in great spirits. He looks like he could play 48 minutes right now."
"He just said he's enjoying his time off," Hudson said.

The Wolves are planning Rookie Day for a Jan. 19 home game. Bobblehead dolls of Randy Foye were ordered, and Craig Smith will be part of the plans as well.

Craig Smith is at #6 and Randy Foye is at #9 in this week's NBA.com's overall rookie rankings.

USA Today also ranks the top rookies and both Smith and Foye show up on the list.

Click here for an interview with former Wolves play-by-play announcer, Kevin Harlan, the person who came up with the nickname "The Big Ticket."

Rex Kalamian on the Denver suspensions:
"It's going to take a toll on them," said Wolves assistant Rex Kalamian, a former Denver assistant. "The last six weeks of the season, they're going to have a lot of road games. It could affect (the division race). We're going to have to see how the other guys on their bench do."

Iverson rumors:
The Philadelphia Inquirer: For now, the Sixers are still hoping that the Timberwolves change their minds and include Foye, the rookie from Villanova whom 76ers president Billy King has coveted most, in a potential trade. Minnesota is not inclined to include Foye in a trade for Iverson, but the Wolves haven't taken him completely off the table, either.
However, Minnesota will likely still need to find a third team to facilitate a deal.

Denver Post: With suspensions to deal with, the Nuggets have a pushed the pause button on any Allen Iverson talks, according to an NBA source.
A Western Conference executive maintained the Nuggets, Minnesota, Boston and the Los Angeles Clippers were the main teams interested in acquiring Iverson, who has asked to be traded. Miami coach Pat Riley said Monday the Heat has pulled out of the race.