The Mavs travel to Minnesota to wrap up a four-game road trip that started 10 days ago in Phoenix with a loss. They can go .500 for the trip with a win against the T'wolves, which is a decent possibility since they aren't very good. The Mavs have won seven straight against Minnesota and won their last game against them by 23.
Foye is finally back
Second-year guard Randy Foye (or as I like to refer to him "Not Brandon Roy") missed the first 43 games this season from a knee injury. He has played well lately and is averaging 14.7 points and 5 assists over his last three games. Backup point guard Sebastian Telfair had filled in decently most of the year, but Foye is the player the T'wolves are looking to develop as part of their core, and once he's healthy, that may start to happen.
Green out of town
Right after putting on an admirable defense of his slam-dunk crown, Gerald Green, who was part of the Kevin Garnett trade, was shipped off to Houston at the trade deadline for Kirk Snyder. Neither was contributing to their current teams, and Minnesota evidently obliged Green's request to be moved out of town. Snyder only played nine games for the Rockets and has yet to play for the T'wolves.
No unloading here
Green may have left town, but the Timberwolves didn't join their fellows at the bottom in Seattle and Memphis by shipping out big contracts and acquiring more youngsters. Many suspected that players like Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner or Marko Jaric could be headed out of town for youngsters and cap relief, but the T'wolves didn't do it.
Can they hit windfall and win a top three pick in the lottery this summer?
-Scooter Hendon, Hoops Nerd