Peep Show

Updated: December 12, 2003, 10:25 AM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Sacramento Kings: If it were up to Chris Webber, he would be playing three days from yesterday. "But I'm really going to listen to the doctors and to our trainer and trust them," he said to the Sacramento Bee. "You know, the team is playing great now, so hopefully I'll just come back and be healthy and keep us on the same page. If it were up to me, the minute I practiced, you give me three days, and I'm ready to play. But is that realistic? I don't know. I think hopefully, if I'm allowed to practice, I'll come back and practice, and we'll just take it from there." Webber had surgery on is left knee and will be visiting the surgeon on Monday to see the next course of action. He hopes to be playing by January. "I can't believe it," Webber said, "because this is the longest I've not touched a ball. I didn't get to touch a ball this summer. This is the longest I've not played basketball in my life. So it's hard."

Cleveland Cavaliers: So how does the most popular 18-year-old basketball player in the world feel about being 14th in the current all-star voting? "All-Star voting doesn't really matter to me," James said in the Medina County Gazette. "The only thing that matters to me is the fans. It shows I've got a lot of fans." But to start the game, he'll have to pass Allen Iverson, Tracy McGrady and Jason Kidd in the polls. "I don't care about that," head coach Paul Silas said. "I just want him to get back to playing the way he's capable of playing."

Minnesota Timberwolves: Timber! With Mark Madsen hurt and Gray Trent standing only 6-foot-8, the Timberwolves are more and more concerned about Michael Olowokandi and that state of their big men. "We're looking at what's going to be the best course of action for him at this point," coach Flip Saunders said in the Pioneer Press. "We need to find out what is going to get him to where he'll have a chance to be as close to 100 percent healthy as possible -- whether it's more rest, another procedure or more rehab. Whatever the doctors think is necessary." Olowokandi is suffering from tendinitis in his right knee and has already missed the last three games.