San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs were interested in Timberwolves forward Mickael Gelabale but had no room on the roster to sign the French native.
"He's somebody we thought a lot about over the last couple of years," Popovich said before the Wolves' game Wednesday night, Feb. 6, against San Antonio at Target Center. "We looked at him. We just didn't have a spot available for him."
Gelabale had played in Croatia, Russia and Spain the past two years before signing the first of two 10-day contracts with the Wolves on Jan. 19.
The 10-day contracts for Gelabale and center Chris Johnson expire Thursday. The Wolves will have to sign Gelabale and Johnson for the rest of the season if they want to keep either player or both.
Briefly: Wolves forward Andrei Kirilenko, who missed Wednesday's game with a strained quad, was honored before the game for being named the 2012 European player of the year when he played last season for CSKA Moscow and Russia's national team in the London Olympics.
The Wolves are hosting their annual "Taste of the Timberwolves" fundraising event from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Target Center. The fundraiser supports youth programs coordinated by the Wolves' Fast Break Foundation.
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