By Jerry Zgoda
The Wolves traded unhappy Gerald Green back home to Houston for 6-6 guard Kirk Snyder, a second-round draft pick in 2010 and cash. A third-year guard from Nevada-Reno, Snyder has averaged 3.8 points in nine games this season, the last on Jan. 11 against the Wolves in Houston. He has been on the inactive list for 22 games this season. Basically, a deal to get something for a guy who management determined had no future with this team. Time will tell. He has star athletic talent, but….
Green told Houston TV station Fox 26: “It’s like a dream come true. Never in my life did I think this would happen.”
Snyder, like Green, has a contract that expires after this season.
Looks like that’s their move for the day before the 2 p.m. trading deadline that just passed.
Also today, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after his team’s morning shootaround at Target Center that Tony Parker will return to action on a limited basis tonight after missing nine games because of an injured ankle. “He’s proclaimed healthy,” Popovich said. “He’ll start to get minutes.”
Popovich said he doesn’t expect Kurt Thomas, acquired from Seattle Wednesday, to join the team in time for tonight’s game.
Theo Ratliff said he’s definitely playing tonight, for the first time since Nov. 16. He’s expected to play limited minutes off the bench.