Northwest Notes: Wolves, Nader, Schroder, Millsap

The Timberwolves have hosted a handful of free agents for a workout this week, with Marcus Georges-Hunt, Rashad Vaughn, and John Jenkins among the latest players to earn a look from Minnesota, per Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link). Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 (Twitter link) also adds Eric Moreland to the list of players auditioned by the Wolves.

Nick Young, Arron Afflalo and Corey Brewer worked out for the Timberwolves too, but according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, a number of agents believe the Wolves simply plan to sign Luol Deng, making them reluctant to send their players for a workout with the team. Minnesota reportedly launched its pursuit of Deng this week.

There’s more from the Northwest Division:

  • Following his trade from the Celtics this summer, Thunder forward Abdel Nader is looking forward to his new opportunity with the team, relays Nick Gallo of “It’s great,” Nader said. “I met a lot of the younger guys mostly, and even Russ, PG, Raymond (Felton). Everybody has been great. It’s a great group of guys. High character guys. I’m just really excited to be able to start playing with this team and build chemistry on the court as well as off the court.”
  • Dennis Schroder, who was also traded to the Thunder this summer, discussed his upcoming season, the difficulties he faced growing up in Germany and the advice he received from Dirk Nowitzki in a separate piece written by Nick Gallo. Schroder will provide depth off the bench behind All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook this season.
  • Nuggets forward Paul Millsap is set to start the season injury-free after wrist surgery forced him to miss 44 games last year, as detailed by Chris Dempsey of Millsap will be relied upon to anchor Denver’s defense and stretch the club’s offense.
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7 thoughts on “Northwest Notes: Wolves, Nader, Schroder, Millsap

  1. D$!LLKU$H-og

    Nadar must not have met D Schroder yet. If he thinks he’s high character then he’s not the greatest judge of character.

  2. supercollider

    Nader is a terrific guy, but OKC will soon realize that he just doesn’t have NBA-level talent.

  3. waldfee

    It took the author of the Dennis Schröder basketball article only two sentences for the mandatory Adolf Hitler reference in connection with Germany. Congratulations, that must be some kind of record!

    And to describe the city of Braunschweig as a “small town of 250,000” is a real howler, given the fact that it is part of an economically strong region with Hannover and Wolfsburg (VW headquarters). That’s not your usual impoverished crime-ridden U.S. boonies with trailer parks and a Minor League baseball team.

    Yeah, and growing up in Germany has been really, really tough for Schröder. Free healthcare, free education, safe housing conditions and €20 annual participation fee to his youth sports club. Could be the reason why the article didn’t specify any of those “tough” Germany living conditions. But maybe Schröder and the author of the article prefer the U.S. alternative of getting harassed, arrested and killed by police for being black and “looking suspicious”.

    Schröder uses his migration background in a typical manner to play the victim card and score sympathy points. Ironically, it took coming to the U.S. for him to get arrested by the police.
    A guy like him, notorious for arrogant and disrespectful behavior, should never be mentioned in the same breath with Nowitzki and Schrempf.

    All in all another prejudiced, embarrassingly uninformed and expendable U.S. media piece regarding a foreign topic. Trump’s anti-intellectualism at its best.

    • x%sure

      His story is good material for an article, but wow did it get burdened by the writer… plus crucial things are overlooked. But he got the Hitler part nailed down. I guess, who cares.

      To be fair, it appears that that article is intended to promote a video ‘trilogy’ rather than be a piece on its own. And, in OKCity, they take pro basketball with broad-based serious intent.

    • redbeard87

      Oh good, another ignorant, uneducated Trump hater. We were running out of those. Just for your own education, white people are more likely to be victims of police violence than blacks. Oh, and Schroeder is a white guy. But I’m sure facts like those have no place in your bigoted mind.

      • x%sure

        Facts like… “Schroeder is a white guy”? I wonder what narrative is playing in your head. Wait, I stopped

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