Not on a national tv game. The nba wants there stars on the court so I am sure the refs will take notice of that in the second half.Surprisingly it's Wolves 60 Nuggets 55 at the Half.
Reid and the starters got Jokic into foul trouble and he played only 14 minutes. Still got 19pts. 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
Doubtful they can keep him to 14 minutes in the 2nd Half.
Minnesota Timberwolves: FYuck. This whole Rudy Gobert trade, which I was enthusiastic about when it happened, has been the complete and total bust that most everyone else predicted. Disgusting fit, and Gobert doesn't even look like the same player himself. He isn't moving the same way he did in Utah. It's hard to put my finger on the difference,..
I’ll say it again I’m only surprised when they win.And yet there are people on here that are shocked, shocked when they lose.
I have the appetite. I'll take the worst NBA franchise over no NBA franchise. Eventually, somebody is going to get this thing right and I'd like to see it happen here. Once the franchise leaves, it will take 15-30 years to get another one and the arena will cost $2B.I’ll say it again I’m only surprised when they win.
Can they just move this crap franchise to Seattle and be done with it. No one has the appetite for a billion dollar new stadium for them to play in in the next 4-5 years.
Trade deadline rumors from The Athletic. Trade rumors in the NBA virtually never happen as rumored. Though still fun to look at.
The Athletic has 25 players on their "speculation" list. Two involves the Wolves. The Naz Reid rumor REALLY sounds like a stretch. A number of sources have speculated on a Conley or even a Kyle Lowry trade for the Wolves.
Naz ReidThe fourth-year big might be this trade deadline’s version of Vizzini’s Riddle (no, not Vecenie’s). With Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert hurt, the Minnesota Timberwolves can clearly not afford to trade him. However, with around $270 million committed to Gobert and Towns through the 2025-26 season (and after that, some really expensive years remaining on Towns’ yet-to-kick-in extension), the Timberwolves can clearly not afford to keep Reid. The thing is, were the Wolves in a position to deal, Reid should have value, having emerged as a solid if unspectacular two-way center who can space the floor a little, rebound and protect the rim. Certainly a few contenders — LA Clippers and Brooklyn Nets come immediately to mind — could do with a player of that profile, but with Reid making only $1.9 million and entering unrestricted free agency, getting a decent return could prove challenging. — Partnow
Mike ConleyThe 35-year old point guard is still a wonderful pick-and-roll operator who has been key for the Jazz offensively. Conley has one more year remaining on his contract; the team holding his rights can either pay $24.4 million to have him on the roster or $14.3 million to waive him, so Jazz president Danny Ainge would presumably seek out a trade partner that wants Conley on its roster for 2023-24. More significant assets could be on the table in a potential Conley trade if the Jazz are willing to take on salary for 2023-24 and possibly beyond – a distinct possibility, as moving Conley would indicate the Jazz are not pushing for wins over the next two seasons. A reunion with Gobert on the Timberwolves makes a lot of sense because it’s hard to see the Wolves to add an offensive player as good as Conley using their modest upcoming cap space or via a sign-and-trade involving free-agent-to-be D’Angelo Russell. Keep an eye on those negotiations. — Leroux