Minnesota Timberwolves Looking Like They Will Be First Team With A D-League Call-Up This Season

Remember when the Minnesota Timberwolves drafted four point guards - Ricky Rubio, Jonny Flynn, Ty Lawson and Nick Calathes - in the 2009 NBA Draft leading to everyone wondering if David Kahn was insane?

Well, even though the Wolves eventually traded Lawson and Calathes (but have since added Luke Ridnour and Sebastian Telfair), people still wonder if Kahn is insane.

Turns out he might be, but he no longer looks like a fool for stockpiling point guards as injuries to Flynn and Ridnour have made the Wolves turn to a few former D-Leaguers as emergency help.

As first reported by AOL FanHouse's Scott Schroeder (me), the Timberwolves "will host former NBA players Trey Johnson, Sundiata Gaines, Curtis Jerrells and Aaron Miles prior to Wednesday's game against the Kings in Sacramento according to a league source. The Wolves would need to release a player currently on the roster to bring a new player in as they already have a league-maximum 15 players with Maurice Ager being the only player without a guaranteed contract."

Johnson and Miles would both be considered D-League call-ups (Miles from the Reno Bighorns, Johnson from the Bakersfield Jam), while Gaines and Jerrells should be fondly remembered from their seasons in the D-League last season - and likely candidates to return at some point this season provided the Wolves opportunity doesn't work out.

It feels like the D-League season has finally arrived ( I guess, technically, it has since the first preseason game was held last night).

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