The Insider: Wolves’ Muhammad to miss rest of season
The Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a ruptured ligament in his left middle finger. The operation was performed by Dr. Richard Berger, with the assistance of Wolves' Orthopedic Surgeon ...
The Minnesota Timberwolves forward Shabazz Muhammad underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a ruptured ligament in his left middle finger. The operation was performed by Dr. Richard Berger, with the assistance of Wolves’ Orthopedic Surgeon Diane Dahm, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Muhammad is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
The injury occurred during practice on Wednesday. Muhammad played Friday against Phoenix and scoring seven points.
In 38 games this season, 13 starts, Muhammad averaged 13.5 points, on 48.9 percent shooting, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
Muhammad participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New York, totaling 10 points and five rebounds for the U.S. Team.
Kentucky remains No. 1
The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats remained the unanimous No. 1 team in the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll for the fourth straight week.
The Wildcats (27-0) received all 65 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel Monday after two easy wins last week.
On Saturday, coach John Calipari’s Wildcats cruised to a 110-75 win over Auburn. Kentucky routed Tennessee 66-48 on Tuesday.
The top seven teams remained the same for the sixth consecutive week, which hasn’t happened since 1992-93.
Virginia (25-1) is No. 2, followed by Gonzaga (28-1), Duke (24-3), Wisconsin (25-2), Villanova (25-2) and Arizona (24-3). Kansas (22-5) is No. 8 and Notre Dame (24-4) ninth.
Northern Iowa (26-2) moved into the top 10 for the first time in school history.
Super Bowl ‘fine’ line
Marshawn Lynch is looking to profit off his Super Bowl version of “no comment.”
The Seattle Seahawks running back last week filed documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, seeking to trademark the phrase, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
The news was first reported Monday by the Seattle Times and subsequently confirmed by other media outlets. Lynch plans to sell shirts, hats and other apparel bearing his oft-repeated phrase.
In 2008, Lynch trademarked his nickname, “Beast Mode.”
- Reuters/Staff reports