Rick Adelman has returned. Per the Associated Press:
Adelman ran practice on Monday and said he planned to be on the sideline against the Clippers on Wednesday night if all continued to progress with Mary Kay Adelman, who was being treated for an undisclosed condition. Adelman said he wanted to wait to return until he got the feeling that he would be back for good. He said his wife’s condition is improving and he hopes that the worst of it is behind them.
11 games seemed like an eternity while suffering through Terry Porter’s awkward rotations and delayed responses with in-game adjustments. The Wolves went 2-9 in Adelman’s absence.
Alexey Shved is said to be ready to return Wednesday against the Clippers, as well. Leaving Nikola Pekovic as the only other short-term injured player whose return is looming.
Lou Amundson’s status is expected to change — as in, his roster spot is about to be made available to someone who can make better use of it. With both Mickael Gelabale and Chris Johnson awaiting their 2nd 10-day contract and Brandon Roy’s comeback still up in the air, something’s gotta give, and Amundson seems to be it.
The news that Boston’s Rajon Rondo’s ACL is torn and his season is over has turned the Wolves offseason interest in Courtney Lee into a rumored blockbuster deal that would send Kevin Garnett, in storybook fashion, back to the Wolves to end his career where it started while the Wolves would send — it doesn’t matter. Like the rumors that were created by Derrick Rose’s season-ending injury last year, the media needs to eat, and when it doesn’t get what it wants, it does this. Lee would interest Adelman, but KG isn’t going to be walking through those doors.
Bigger trades are surely on the horizon, but so are Shved and Pek’s return. Now that Adelman is back in the fold, Wolves fans can look forward to the end of the dark days and brighter ones to come.