|12-08-2005, 02:58 PM||#1|
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Skita's Pissed @ The T-Wolves!
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Skita Feels Wolves Haven't Lived Up To Promises
8th December, 2005 - 12:08 pm
St. Paul Pioneer Press - Wolves forward Nikoloz Tskitishvili was on the active list for only the second time this season. Tskitishvili, who was signed this summer to a two-year contract with a team option for the second year of the deal, has yet to play in a game.
Before tipoff Wednesday, Tskitishvili criticized the organization for not living up to the promises he says the club made when he was signed.
"I don't want to lose the year like this," Tskitishvili said of his lack of playing time. "I knew why I was coming here. Things are not going the way they're supposed to go, the way they told me. They told me, 'We want you here. We're going to play you like 15 minutes a game, but it depends on you.'
"I passed on three or four other teams. I told my agent that I didn't want to play anywhere else because of the way Minnesota talked to me. I thought it was going to be the best situation for me."
Tskitishvili didn't demand to be traded by Dec. 15, the first day free agents who signed this summer can be moved, but he said the organization knows how he feels.
"From the first game, it's the same," he said. "I don't have any idea when I'm going to play. They don't tell me anything."
Tskitishvili said he doesn't consider signing with Minnesota a mistake. He just doesn't want to spend the season on the inactive list.
General manager Jim Stack said he wouldn't discuss whether the club might consider trading Tskitishvili. Stack said the 22-year-old 7-footer might get playing time as the season progresses. Stack said that as far as he knows, no promises were made to Tskitishvili about playing time. Last month, coach Dwane Casey said he never promised Tskitishvili minutes.