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Golden State of Mind: Chris Johnson, a bouncy big man who’s enjoyed cups of coffee with the Celtics and Blazers, has been called up from the D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.  Johnson averaged over two blocks per game for the Warriors, and his slam dunk reel is well worth 46 seconds of your time.  With Nikola Pekovic ruled out of tonight’s game, Johnson could see action against the Rockets. Star Tribune: The Wolves have also signed French Olympian and former Supersonic Mickael Gelabale.  Gelabale hasn’t played in an NBA game since March 2008, and he only made a total of 109 appearances over the course of two seasons in Seattle, but you might remember him from the second round of the ’05 draft.  His hair was pretty epic. ESPN Chicago: Joakim Noah still doesn’t like Kevin Garnett, and that was evident during and after the Bulls’ road victory over the Celtics on Friday. Pro Basketball Talk: The sun rose in the East on a Friday evening in Philly.  I almost wrote something about Jrue The Damaja’s 33-point, 14-assist effort this morning, but I couldn’t get over the recent misfortune of the Toronto Raptors.  Notice, not a single Craptors in that entire post.  I feel that badly for them. Crab Dribbles: Tracy McGrady’s Chinese saga continues its surprising upswing.  Yesterday, T-Mac recorded a double-double to lead his Qingdao Eagles past Stephon Marbury and the reigning-CBA-champion Beijing Ducks. Youtube: Watch Paul George drop a barrage of three-point bombs on James Harden’s Houston Rockets.  Also, be sure to take note of the pair of unassisted, isolation jumpers he knocked down in the face of Carlos Delfino.  This is the new Paul George, folks — he dribbles, he drives, he posts, he toasts — after he eats your layup attempt for breakfast. Youtube: Ty Lawson didn’t do much in the first, second, or fourth quarter of Denver’s disappointing loss to Washington, but he was pretty freaking good in the third.  Watch the clock and count his points.  I hope you’re good at math. Broken Yellow Lines: On Monday, two of the season’s most spectacular poster dunks were thrown down by Taj Gibson and Kevin Durant.  As for Anthony Tolliver and Marcin Gortat, Gibson and Durant’s respective victims, here’s what may have been going through their heads just prior to being humiliated. Courtside Collective: When in England, Rasheed Wallace… well, is still Rasheed Wallace (and therefore still the best). Fox Sports AZ: The Suns fired Alvin Gentry yesterday, but they haven’t yet figured out who will take his place on a long-term basis.  Maybe they should make Marcin Gortat a player-GM, as he’s firmly decided on one candidate already.  Earlier today, Gortat could be found on Twitter openly campaigning for Stan Van Gundy.  SVG and Michael Beasley, a match made in basketball heaven.

Newly signed duo gives Wolves needed boost

MINNEAPOLIS Chris Johnson packed a bag. One bag. Just 24 hours before his career night Saturday in Minneapolis, Johnson was arriving from California, two days removed from his most recent game with the Santa Cruz Warriors. Just 48 hours before Mickael Gelabale's 11-point night at the Target Center, he was fresh off a plane from Spain, too tired even to schlep over to the arena...

Chris Johnson And Mickael Gelabale Sign 10-Day Contracts, Earn MVP Chants In First Game

When I learned that Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale had been signed to 10-day contracts by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday morning, I suspected that they’d likely see action that same evening against the Houston Rockets.  After all, each player was acquired purely out of necessity — with only seven healthy bodies available, the Wolves needed at least one additional...

Wolves add Gelabale on 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS After several days anticipating the move, the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday signed small forward Mickael Gelabale to a 10-day contract. Gelabale, 29, last played in the NBA with the Seattle SuperSonics from 2006-08 and averaged 4.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 109 games. The 6-foot-7 veteran's strength is his long-range shooting, and he will take Lazar Hayward...

Loves rehab under close watch in NY

MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, who underwent surgery on the broken third and fourth metacarpals in his right hand on Tuesday, will remain in New York for the near term to begin his rehab. Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn was in New York with Love on Tuesday and visited with him after the surgery. He said the power forward began his rehab program...

Kahn: Adelman wont return in the near term

MINNEAPOLIS Don't expect to see Rick Adelman stalking the sideline of a Minnesota Timberwolves game in the near future. The coach, who has missed the team's past six games, has been on a leave while his wife, Mary Kay, is hospitalized. On Friday, the 12th day of Adelman's absence, Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said he does not expect the...

New faces lead Timberwolves by Rockets

Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale signed 10-day contracts with Minnesota on Saturday morning, then scored the first 23 points of the fourth quarter to lift the Timberwolves to a 92-79 victory over the slumping Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Johnson, signed from Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League, scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth. Gelabale, a forward who arrived...

Wolves Saturday: Another man down -- temporarily

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...

Wolves addressing third-quarter problems

MINNEAPOLIS En route to their 90-77 loss against the Clippers on Thursday, the Timberwolves were outscored 21-20 in the third quarter and entered the game's final frame down by five points. That hardly sounds ideal, but for the Timberwolves, it was a step in the right direction. Ever since returning from its four-game, four-loss southern road trip, the team has had an acute...

Porter holding his own during Wolves crisis

MINNEAPOLIS Bill Bayno has ice taped to his back. Shawn Respert, sweating, jogging, in his warmups, is looking more like a player than anything else. And Terry Porter, in his suit, in front of the cameras, is running the show. This is the state of the Timberwolves these days. There are too few players to practice and the coaches are too young not to jump in, even if their 40- and...

Kahn Doesn't Anticipate Making Big Trade

David Kahn recognizes the need to balance the Timberwolves' present and future.

Ricky Rubio Says Teammates Have To ‘Start Doing A Better Job’

“It’s tough,” Rubio said after the game. “I mean, I’m not going to hide. It’s tough when you’re playing, and there’s no more bodies over there. You have to remain doing new things every single game, and we can’t get the rhythm. But that’s no excuse. We are professionals. I think that players that are healthy have to step up and start doing a better job.” ...

Pekovic To Miss Next 7-10 Days

Nikola Pekovic will miss the next seven to 10 days.

Hay caramba! Ricky Rubio blows uncontested layup at point blank range (video)

The once-promising season of the Minnesota Timberwolves is spiraling out of control courtesy of injuries that have decimated the roster. The T’Wolves are now sitting at 16-20 after dropping its fifth-straight game on Thursday night, losing to the Los Angeles Clippers by a score of 90-77. Adding injury to injury, two more Timberwolves players limped off the Target Center court on...

Ricky. Rubio. Misses. A Layup. – VIDEO

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