Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/1/12
MINNEAPOLIS On Wednesday, James Harden's deal in Houston got done, as did Steph Curry's with Golden State and DeMar DeRozan's in Toronto. Chicago and Taj Gibson took it down to the wire. So did Jrue Holiday and Philadelphia, but both got their money. As the clock ticked to midnight, these and other members of the draft class of 2009 learned their fates; the winners saw their futures, and the losers saw auditions and everything they must prove. The deadline has passed. The values have been assigned. You've got to know the Timberwolves enjoyed sitting this round out, save those obligatory third-year options on point guard Ricky Rubio and forward Derrick Williams. Last season's extension deadline for fourth-year players came much later, on Jan. 25, a month into the lockout-warped schedule. It seems like yesterday that the Timberwolves and Kevin Love were engaged in their excruciating tug-of-war (Give me five years! No! Well . . . I'll give you three! Fine!), and thank goodness that'...
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