The Wolves came up empty-handed last night against the Warriors. With nothing to show for it other than handing Don Nelson the win that allowed him to break the league record as the league’s most winningest coach, the Wolves now have to host the Lakers this Friday. Whoopee. Here are today’s Wolf Tracks:
- The Wolves’ campaign for Corey Brewer’s quest for MIP is going national. Henry Abbott sits down and talks with the Wolves’ MIP:
What are you doing differently?
“I got a lot more shots up than last year. Mechanical-wise, it’s all about my balance, but I think a big thing is confidence. If you have your confidence, you can go a long way.”
- Al Jefferson is one of ESPN’s Disappointments in fantasy basketball this year.
Jefferson never got going this season to the level he was at before the injury that cut his season short last year. He’s definitely still an extremely promising player when he’s healthy — observe the 19 points and 10 rebounds he averaged in just 32 minutes per game in March — but with the Wolves far out of contention just weeks into the season, it never made sense for them to push Big Al. That said, his numbers down the stretch have been good enough that he’s still worth a second-round pick next season. With all his teammates a year older, Jefferson should be a key cog on an up-and-coming Timberwolves team.
- Another Truehoop post from Henry talking about how Darko, since being given the chance to succeed, is doing all that he can with it here in Minnesota.
- Depaul University found their coach, so now Wolves assistant Reggie Theus is involved with the vacancy at the head coaching position at Wake Forest.
- Word is that Al Jefferson’s absence last night was strictly due to personal reasons and does not have anything to do with his DUI arrest on Feb. 28th. His court date is scheduled for April 23rd.
- An exciting team to watch doing well, the Bobcats are wondering how they can get even better.
- Two days in a row, the Thunder have lost down the stretch of a great game. Are they the real deal or what? Better shape up if they plan on even getting by the first round of a ferocious Western Conference bracket in the playoffs.