Greg Buckner didn't stay in Minneapolis long after being traded by the Mavericks to the Timberwolves on Friday. Buckner boarded a charter plane with his new teammates and took off for Istanbul, Turkey, where the Wolves will train. Minnesota will play an exhibition against a Turkish team on Saturday and then will fly to London for an exhibition against the Celtics.
Minnesota is in for a rebuilding year and there are already questions about whether the 31-year-old Buckner will stick with the team. The Wolves traded Kevin Garnett in the off-season and that move resulted in an early candidate for understatement of the year.
This is from Wolves GM Kevin McHale: "We're pretty committed to making some changes,"
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-- Jan Hubbard