Last Second Move

29Oct07

The deadline for the opening day 15-man rosters was today at 5 pm, and right when we thought everything was set, the Timberwolves made a trade.

The San Antonio Spurs traded point guard Beno Udrih to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2008.

However just a while after this trade was made, the following appeared on the Star Tribune Timberwolves blog:

They also made a last-minute deal that only makes sense in the convoluted world of NBA salary-cap specifics. San Antonio sent to the Wolves guard Beno Udrih and cash for a protected 2006 second-round draft pick that never will be delivered. The Wolves then waived Udrih and the Spurs got some salary-cap relief. Got it? I sure don’t.

So, it looks like the Wolves will keep their pick, get some cash, and go with the roster that we all expected a few days ago.

I personally am a little disappointed. I liked the idea of bringing in Udrih. First of all, he is another young point guard and could have possibly competed for time when Foye is at the two or out of the game. And secondly, if Udrih was here, maybe Jaric could get moved somewhere.

Oh well….

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