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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 - 7:30 pm CST

Game 4 for LA's Summer League Team (1-2). Coby Karl and James White have gotten NBA minutes and the Lakers' only draft pick this year, Joe Crawford, has been starting. Stop-n-Pop favorite Pat Calathes is on the roster, but has yet to make a splash

I assume this will be the first night Pops Mensah-Bonsu gets some burn for the Wolves. Exciting.

I had a brief chat with Ridiculous Matt from Ridiculous Upside yesterday. He reminded me that Ahearn is not a pure point guard, he's a shooter. It got me thinking about what the Wolves are really looking for in a backup point guard and how their Summer League invitees of Jeter, Ahearn and Neitzel fit in.

To be honest, I'm a bit surprised that they're looking at scoring point guards, not floor generals. If Randy Foye comes out, wouldn't they need a guy who can feed the low post? Or do they need someone who can just run around the perimeter and hit shots created by Al's double teams? If a two-guard comes out and Randy switches to that position, don't they need someone to run the offense and let Randy score off the ball?