The Timberwolves are looking for a rare season sweep of an opponent this evening, as they travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons. The Wolves won the first match-up of the year between these two teams back in Minnesota, and will be looking to complete the deal this evening.
The folks over at Canis Hoopus have broken down all of the match-ups for this game, and are projecting a rare Timberwolves' road victory tonight.
Luke Ridnour vs. Rodney Stuckey
Choosing Rodney Stuckey over Chauncey Billups is probably not the worst basketball decision of the past ten years. Chris Wallace traded Pau Gasol to save money and then spent it all on Zach Randolph and Rudy Gay anyway. Mark Cuban decided not to resign Steve Nash. The Hawksdecided to draft Marvin Williams over Chris Paul and Deron Williams.
But Stuckey over Billups has not been a great one. Has Stuckey been as underwhelming for Detroit fans as Jonny Flynn has been for some Minnesota fans (not me, of course; I still love J-Fly)? Will he get an extension from Detroit or will they just let him walk onto the free agent market? How far back will the Billups decision set the Pistons' franchise back?
Luke Ridnour is going to embarrass him tonight, provided that Luke watched those "How to Run a Successful Fast Break" video tapes that I sent him.
Winner: Luke Ridnour
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