Originally written January 19, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Timberwolves may have just nine players Saturday night against Houston, even after signing Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson to 10-day contracts. The latest casualty is Dante Cunningham, who missed shootaround with an illness and is listed as questionable for the game. Alexey Shved, who's status is day-to-day with a sprained ankle, is out, as is Nikola Pekovic, who likely won't play for about a week with a bruised right thigh. More on Gelabale: President of basketball operations David Kahn said he didn't go to Luke Ridnour for an opinion when he was scouting Gelabale, even though Ridnour played with the forward for two seasons in Seattle from 2006-08. Gelabale is a much different player now, Kahn said, and he felt that it's at times awkward to discuss potential players to bring in with current ones. Even so, Ridnour provided his own assessment of his new teammate Saturday morning: "Jelly? Ah, he was a rookie. He's athletic. He's a r...
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