By Jerry Zgoda
Wolves point guard Bobby Brown, as expected, has exercised the $736,420 option for next season and, in theory, will be back next season.
That now gives the Wolves four point guards, with Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn drafted together last week and Sebastian Telfair already under contract.
Undrafted out of Cal State-Fullerton, Brown signed a two-year deal with Sacramento last summer after impressing in the Vegas Summer League, then was traded to the Wolves at the trading deadline in the swap that sent Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth to the Kings for Brown and Shelden Williams.
Williams becomes an unrestricted free agent at midnight tonight and, with a new baby delivered by wife Candace Parker this spring, will be looking for work.
Brown will be on the Wolves’ Vegas Summer League roster that also will include Flynn, Wayne Ellington, NDSU guard Ben Woodside, newly acquried Oleksiy Pecherov and Flynn’s Syracuse teammate, Paul Harris.
The complete roster
22 Corey Brewer, F (6-9 188), Florida, 2nd year
1 Bobby Brown, G (6-2 175), Cal State Fullerton, 1
23 Pat Carroll, G/F (6-5 190), St. Joseph’s R
19 Wayne Ellington, G (6-4 200), North Carolina R
11 Jonny Flynn, G (6-0 185), Syracuse R
17 Devin Green, G (6-7 212), Hampton 1
12 Paul Harris, G/F, (6-4 230) Syracuse R
15 Gerald Henderson, G (6-4 215), Duke R
51 Steven Hill, C (7-0 248) Arkansas 1
31 Rob Kurz, F (6-9 232) Notre Dame 1
4 Oleksiy Pecherov, F (7-0 234) Ukraine 2
20 Garrett Siler, C (6-11 305) Augusta State R
7 Ben Woodside, G (5-11 185) North Dakota State R
As you’ll notice, GERALD HENDERSON is listed on the roster. Little technicality here: He was drafted 12th by Charlotte.
Is there some big trade they haven’t told us about?
The Bobcats have nixed their summer-league team this year in a cost-cutting move, so Larry Brown (who’s buddies with David Kahn) is placing players on other team’s summer-league rosters.
Since the Wolves are lacking shooting guards, Henderson will end up playing on the Wolves’ team.
Expect Corey to practice with the team and then maybe play a game or two, but no more than that, just to try his knee out.