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.