By Michael Rand
Names: Bracey Wright and Blake Stepp
Claims to Fame, Minnesota: Wright was the Timberwolves’ second-round pick in 2005, and stands out from other McHale-era Round 2 picks in that he actually played for the Timberwolves for awhile. Granted, it was 26 games over two seasons, but that’s 26 more than 2004 second-rounder Blake Stepp.
Claims to Fame, Everywhere Else: Wright was a college standout at Indiana, and before that was a high school teammate of Deron Williams in the annoyingly named The Colony, Texas. Stepp was on all those Gonzaga teams that busted your bracket every single year and has a terrific soap opera name.
Where They Are Now: Wright played for DKV Joventut of the Euroleague this past season. If you scan their roster, you’ll notice a couple familiar names. My guess is David Kahn will have an easier time negotiating Wright’s buyout if he so desires, provided random pedestrians allow him to get to work and do his job. Stepp is currently without a team, but he did manage to play in the 2008 World Series of Poker, and has a ProRank 1 Position of 2,135, which is no doubt meaningful.
Glorious Randomness: “On the next episode of The Colony, Sammi tells Stone that the baby isn’t his, Angelynne schemes with Drake to blackmail Tyson and Myrrh, and mysterious stranger Blake Stepp moves into town. What’s his secret? And why is he wearing two eye patches? Tune in tomorrow. Now, stay tuned for Maury.”