The weekend got off to a miserable start for NBA fans. During Friday night’s Team U.S.A. scrimmage showcase in Las Vegas, Paul George suffered a gruesome fracture to the tibia and fibula in his right leg that will force him to miss the entirety of the 2014-15 NBA season.
We also learned that San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili will be unable to join his home country of Argentina for the FIBA World Cup due to a stress fracture in his right leg that has apparently been there for quite some time. The last time we saw Ginobili was while he was playing through the injury during the Spurs’ run to a championship in June, but he’s now 37 years old and probably does not have a ton of basketball miles left in those legs.
It’s too bad he will be unable to represent his country on the court in the coming weeks, but NBA fans can selfishly look forward to a well-rested Ginobili taking the court for the Spurs later in the fall.
On Sunday the incoming NBA rookies headed to the Panini rookie trading card photo shoot, and a dunk contest of sorts broke out. Your Wolves were well-represented, with Zach LaVine, Glenn Robinson III, and likely-future-Wolf Andrew Wiggins throwing down a series of slams.
During the event, ESPN did an interview with Wiggins via satellite, and it was sort of a downer. What appeared to be a satellite delay didn’t help, as Wiggins was pummeled with questions that he either a) cannot legally answer, b) really should not and cannot answer, and c) what is he supposed to say?
He handled the questions fairly well, offering up a very quotable quote (“I just want to play for a team that wants me. So whichever team wants me I’ll play for”) that will circle the interwebs for the coming days.
And now, we kick off another week of fake news, stories, and rumors. Enjoy your Monday, and check back here at DWW for any breaking Wolves or NBA-related news.