Washington Wizards defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-99

WASHINGTON, D.C. - You knew something wacky was in the air Wednesday night in the District of Columbia when the Timberwolves headed for the court soon to be without a popular teammate and Corey Brewer turned to former Wizards player Oleksiy Pecherov and declared:

"Verizon Center, the house that Pechie built."

As the hours ticked away toward Thursday afternoon's NBA trading deadline, the Wolves' 108-99 loss seemed as much about the players who didn't suit up as the on...

WASHINGTON - Timberwolves boss David Kahn vowed he would only do something "modest in nature" if he did anything by Thursday's NBA trade deadline.

He delivered with Wednesday's deal that sent Brian Cardinal's expiring contract to New York for cash and 7-foot center Darko Milicic, one of the most notable busts in NBA draft history.

So...why? It's a free look for a team prepared to search everywhere for a long, athletic player to complement undersized power forwards Ke...