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echo
07-22-2005, 08:21 PM
Tskitishvili Agrees To Deal With Wolves

St Paul Pioneer Press - 07/22 - 7:12 AM EST

The Timberwolves on Thursday agreed to a contract with free-agent forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili and have made offers to free-agent forwards Eddie Griffin and Mark Madsen.

Tskitishvili had 25 points and 10 rebounds last Friday in his summer league debut with the Wolves. He broke a bone in his right hand in his second game and will be out about four weeks. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"However they want to use me, they can use me," Tskitishvili said of his role with the Wolves during a phone interview. "I can do everything. I can be a rebounder. I can be a low post player if I work on my post moves more this summer. I can be a shooter. I'm ready for everything."

The Denver Nuggets picked Tskitishvili fifth overall in the 2002 NBA draft. He averaged three points and 11.9 minutes in his first three seasons. In February, Denver traded him to Golden State in a package that involved Eduardo Najera.

Tskitishvili, 7 feet, 225 pounds, is most well known for his shooting ability. He is only 22 years old, and the Wolves believe he has talent and potential. Rex Kalamian, who helped coach the Wolves' summer league team, spoke highly of Tskitishvili last week but said being consistent has been his biggest challenge.

"I really like all the coaches," Tskitishvili said. "It seemed like they really cared about me. I loved the way the fans were excited about me when I was playing there."

Nash13
07-22-2005, 11:17 PM
I've never seen a person that young with so little potential. He deserves the Wolves as much as they deserve him.

Drbio
07-23-2005, 01:48 PM
I contend that my buddy nash13 has not watched much of Skita's play. I like the move by the Wolves. Skita is a high ceiling player and if the terms are favorable, then they have made a pretty good deal.

DevinHarriswillstart
07-23-2005, 03:18 PM
Too bad its smoke screened by the dopey move of giving Jail-bird Grif way too much money.

poohrichardson
07-24-2005, 10:20 PM
What is Griffin making? 3.7 over 2 seasons? That's pretty close to the vet minimum, and he showed flashes of great play last season..