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Another Reason the Wolves Won't Draft Cousins . . .


is that a former talented TWolf is back in the news (and probably not for reasons he would like to be, unless "kidnapping an infant" is a reason for which one would want to be in the news):

 

Police in Mesa, Arizona, launched a brief manhunt last night after Rider Jr. allegedly went on the lam with his one-month-old son, Isaiah Rider IV, who he does not have legal custody of. (Don't ask me what happened to Isaiah III.) They were found last night around 1:00 a.m., unharmed. But this was already the fourth time this month that police have had to wrangle the troubled athlete.



The team has assembled a roster with low talent and high character. I would guess that in the midst trying to build a positive image (especially competing with the Twins and Wild), TKR will stay far away from any players with character red flags. And those in the War Room will be certain to bring up stories about Kirk Snyder, Eddie Griffin, Kandi Man, reminding anyone from the new regime that the marketing hurdles put up by these types of scallywags are too much for the team to bear.

Maybe the Vikings can get away with players earning multiple DUI arrests, domestic violence charges, and allegations of steroid use, and remain at the top of the Minnesota Sports Food Chain. But your unwinning, uninteresting Timberwolves can't take the risk that Cousins' on- or off-court behavior will taint whatever extra wins his considerable skills might bring.

Is this the right tack to take?

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