Patrick Reusse tells a story about when Bill Blair was the coach. He knew his days were numbered because McHale had brought in his buddy Flip and they all knew it was only a matter of time before Blair got fired and Flip moved to the bench.
It's pre-season and they are doing the usual feel good stories and there's the story going around about how JR has finally gotten his act together and this is going to be his year. The story was told to Blair and it was a complete softball question where the coach can say some nice things about his guy. Blair's response was "JR Rider is a piece of $h!t""
When your coach says that about you, and the season hasn't even started... that's not good.
Simon Hannig @S_HannigNBA 14h14 hours ago
Sources: Lance Stephenson will not be getting a second 10-day contract from Minnesota. Source adds he is focused on getting healthy.
Keith Smith@KeithSmithNBA 12h12 hours ago
NOP will move forward with E'Twaun Moore at SG and has interest in bringing Lance Stephenson back after his 10 expired with MIN.
I was as excited about Lance as anyone, but he has played for 5 teams the past 3 years with none of them showing any interest in keeping him. I'd love if he could be a rare redemption story and become the guy he was 4 years ago, but the odds probably don't favor it.
jace frederick@JaceFrederick 3m3 minutes ago
Lance Stephenson is at the Wolves' practice facility. Ankle still taped up. Hasn't re-signed with the team yet
jace frederick@JaceFrederick 2m2 minutes ago
Stephenson is here rehabbing his ankle at the Mayo Clinic facility
Poor timing with the deadline. His defense was a breath of fresh air. I hope we can find a way to get him back.
jace frederick@JaceFrederick 18m18 minutes ago
Thibs said Stephenson's ankle injury was unfortunate, but was encouraged it was only a sprain: "We’ve got to wait until that’s cleared up.”
Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski 2h2 hours ago
Wrote on Monday that Lance STEPHENSON's 2nd 10-day was imminent. Wolves putting him thru final steps of ankle rehab and he'll be back
Sources: Lance Stephenson to get second 10-day deal from Wolves
8:13 PM CT
Chris HaynesESPN Staff Writer
The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign wing Lance Stephenson to a second 10-day contract, league sources tell ESPN.
The new deal will be signed on Wednesday, sources say.
Stephenson's first 10-day contract with Minnesota began on Feb. 8, but he suffered a sprained ankle on his sixth day on duty in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Timberwolves were still committed to thoroughly giving him a proper evaluation. He remained in Minnesota while receiving treatment.
I wouldn't have a problem just signing him to the min for the rest of the year if he would agree. or even 2 years above the min with second year not guaranteed.
It'll be interesting to see whose minutes he gets. Will it be Rush, Tyus or Dunn?
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