Friday, October 31, 2014


Theo Ratliff was one of the premier shot-blockers of his era.  In the early 2000s, during his time with the Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks, he established himself as one of the best centers in the NBA.  He was a 2001 NBA All Star, was selected for two league All-Defensive Second Teams, and led the league in blocks three times.  By the time he came to Minnesota in the Kevin Garnett trade, he was on the downside of his career.  He was 34 and coming off a major injury that limited him to two games with the Celtics the previous season.  He was expected to provide veteran leadership to the rebuilding, KG-less Wolves, but additional injuries limited him to only ten games as a member of the team.  He was waived in February and quickly signed with the Detroit Pistions, for whom he began his fine career back in 1995.

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