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Minnesota asks league to investigate if Portland knowingly traded injured player

Oct 28, 2010, 9:50 AM EST

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Martell Webster will be out the next six weeks, give or take, after having undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back this week.

If you recall, Webster was moved out of Portland to Minnesota this summer in a trade for the draft rights to No. 16 pick Luke Babbitt.

Now Minnesota is asking the league to investigate if Portland knowingly traded an injured player as part of the deal, according to the Star Tribune (via Hoopshype).

It’s a big charge, and one that is petty hard to prove. Especially since Webster played in six preseason games for Minny, and averaged 26 minutes and 12 points per in those games. But they can ask. So the wheels of justice start to turn.

If Minnesota or the league could prove Portland knew Webster was injured they likely would get draft picks as compensations. But we are a long way from that.

  1. goforthanddie - Oct 28, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Maybe the TWolves should trade Rubio’s rights for a team doctor. I’m pretty sure teams are allowed to conduct physicals in trade situations.

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