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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Dallas Mavericks

Monday, July 14th, 2008 - 9:00 pm CST

This is the third game for Dallas's Summer League Team (0-2), a mix of rookie free agents, veteran NBAers and unsigned draft picks. James Singleton, Gerald Green, Richie Frahm, Keith McLeod, Yaroslav Korolev, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, and Pape Sow all have NBA experience.

It's also our first shot to see Kevin Love and Rodney Carney in Wolves jerseys. Chris Richard and Corey Brewer are the returners, and particular attention will be paid to point guards Blake Ahearn, Drew Neitzel and Pooh Jeter given the team's need at that position.

Just as a I mentioned with watching Mayo in Memphis's games, let's not get too riled up, one way or another, about how Summer League pans out. I can't remember where, but I recently read something to this effect: Summer League doesn't show you who can play, but it shows you who can't. True enough.

Having said that, it's impossible not to have expectations. What are yours?



  • Thread over at Mavs Moneyball here
  • Box score here
  • Game recap here (supposedly, at some point)

I didn't get to watch the game, but just looking at the box score, two things stand out:

  • Corey Brewer: 5-18 FG... ... ......
  • Kevin Love: 18pts/13reb. A couple of accounts said that Love had a mediocre game, but a double-double ain't a no show.
  • Neitzel + Jeter + Ahearn: 5 assists/7 turnovers. While the trio of potential point guards scored efficiently, they didn't cut it as floor generals in the box score.