Archive for February 8th, 2014

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an X-ray taken this morning at TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington, Minn. on Kevin Martin revealed a non-displaced fracture of the distal phalanx in his left thumb. Martin will be sidelined indefinitely and a further update will be provided when appropriate.

The injury happened in the closing minutes of last night’s 98-91 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The 6-7 guard has appeared in 48 games this year for the Wolves, averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.3 minutes per game.

Mike Finley selling a house in Texas

Here’s reporting on former NBA star Mike Finley, who is trying to sell a house in Texas:

Mike Finley selling a house in Texas

After selling off an “NBA Showtime” arcade game and other assorted artifacts from his playing career at his Dallas residence in October, the retired shooting guard has slashed the price of his house in San Antonio.

The former Mavericks and Spurs great had hoped to bank as much as $1.5 million when began shopping the half-acre property in 2011. Since then, however, Finley has shaved nearly $400,000 off his original ask — including a February adjustment of nearly $200,000 — bringing the current listing price to $1.099 million.

Of the amenities found inside Finley’s 5,421-square-foot spread, none stand out more than his in-house movie theater, which looks primed for a marathon reel of his career highlights. Other luxuries within the four-bedroom, four-bathroom include various living rooms, a game room, a large kitchen and a master suite with walk-in closets.

Here’s ESPN Los Angeles reporting on center Chris Kaman, who hasn’t been used much by the Lakers this season, even with their imperfect roster and constant injuries:

Chris Kaman does not care if Lakers keep or trade him

After receiving consistent playing time in all three games of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2-1 trip, Chris Kaman admitted that it was the first time he had fun playing basketball in a long time.

But he also admitted that if he doesn’t make it past the upcoming Feb. 20 trade deadline and finish out the season as a Laker, it won’t faze him.

“I don’t care, I honestly don’t care,” Kaman said when asked if he has thought about the possibility of the Lakers trading him. “It’s not something that I want to do, but it’s not going to make me go to sleep at night and have to stay awake all night tossing and turning thinking about it. I don’t care. If they want to trade somebody, trade me, trade the next guy, it don’t bother me. It’s part of the business. The sooner that you realize it’s a part of the business, the better off you’re going to be. Just let it roll and let it happen. I’m not going to try to stop anything.”

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