View Full Version : Timberwolves point guard Terrell Brandon's career is likely over

01-09-2003, 09:07 PM
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The guard, who has been out all season trying to rehab his surgically repaired right knee, has told the Timberwolves he's "pretty much done," according to star Kevin Garnett in a Pioneer Press report Thursday.

"In his mind, he has let us know he's pretty much done,'' Garnett said to the newspaper. "We all respect that, and we've all come to that, and that's reality. Just from a life standpoint, we're all happy for him and hopefully he will make a speedy recovery so he's able to walk. From a basketball standpoint, he let us know early on that it was pretty much a done deal, so we all support his decision and we all support him.''

The former All-Star point guard is still recovering from major knee surgery to repair fractured cartilage last February and had a setback this past summer.

"I think in T's mind, he doesn't want to be a distraction,'' Garnett said.

The oft-injured Brandon, averaging 12.4 points and 8.3 assists per game, has not played in all 82 regular-season contests since his second year in the league, 1992-93 with Cleveland.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

01-10-2003, 09:17 AM
I find it odd that a cartilage fracture ends his career. I have had the same thing happen in both knees. Surgery cures it. Certainly the knee remains swollen all the time when used, but it shouldn't have been a career ender. Still, this is sad. Brandon was a solid NBA guy.

01-10-2003, 09:33 AM
If true, then the T'wolves are permanently done for another 2 years. Brandon's contract goes on until 2005. He makes big money. Garnett's salary is gargantuan. They have lost all of those first round draft picks. Plus they overpay Joe Smith and have Wally's big contract, too. The T'Wolves have no way of improving in the short term.

01-10-2003, 11:28 AM
i wonder if the timber pups would be interested in taking damon stoudamire for brandon.

this benefits both teams.

timber pups get the PG they need, and the blazers can buy out the remaining yrs on brandon's contract to free up cap room.