From: Las Vegas
ORIGINAL: Karl Juhnke
RIP Adreian Payne, 31.
Sad story. And strange. The man who shot him remained at the scene, was cooperative with police and was arrested for first degree murder. No more details have been released, that I've seen anyway.
He was with the Wolves, what, parts of two seasons? Brought in by Flip (second regime) I believe. He gave a good effort with what he had. But you could see his days in the NBA were probably going to be short. I think Flip gave up a 1st round pick for him too.
By all accounts he was a very good human being. He just wasn't an NBA player. He was skilled, but totally reckless and not coordinated enough. He was a danger to the other 9 players out there.
Possibly Flip's worst trade, but you can also blame his buddy Tom Izzo for talking him into making it.