The Minnesota Timberwolves All-Arrested team

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Not a bad big three: Beasley (left), Big Al, and Rider (right).
Sure, it's not quite on the level of the Vikings All-Arrested team we wrote about a few years ago, but following Dante Cunningham's arrests (the plural is not a typo), the Minnesota Timberwolves can now go eight deep with a squad made up exclusively of players who landed in the crime blotter while playing here.

And you know what? It's not a terrible roster, with a nice mix of interior size and perimeter scoring and decent depth to boot. As coach, you'd just have to make sure to keep a close eye on your scoring wings during roadtrips to Colorado and Washington, if you catch our drift.

See also:
MNGOP Rep. Garofalo savaged for tweet linking NBA players to street criminals

Without further ado, here's the team:

Starters:

Center: Michael Olowokandi

Why he was arrested: Around 3 a.m. on November 25, 2004, Olowokandi was shocked twice with a stun gun after he allegedly refused to leave an Indianapolis nightclub. He was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing but later acquitted.

Analysis: "The Kandi Man" was the top overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft, but his NBA career was a disappointment. That said, the seven-footer is still a big body who can provide some needed interior defense for the All-Arrested squad.

Power forward: Al Jefferson

Why he was arrested: Around 1 a.m. on February 28, 2010, Big Al was arrested for DWI while driving on I-394 near downtown Minneapolis. He was suspended for two games, apologized, and pleaded guilty. His sentence ended up being community service and a $300 fine.

Analysis: Jefferson is the All-Arrested team's stud. Now 29, he's kept his nose clean since leaving Minnesota and is having a career year for the playoff-bound Charlotte Bobcats.

Small forward: Michael Beasley

Why he was arrested: Around 3 a.m. on June 26, 2011, Beasley was pulled over in Minnetonka for speeding. An officer noticed a strong marijuana order emanating from his car. When it was searched, 16.2 grams of ganja was found in a plastic bag. Though Beasley claimed it belonged to a friend, he was given a $128 ticket. (So Beasley wasn't actually arrested in Minnesota, though he was arrested for doing pretty much the same thing last summer in Arizona.)

Analysis: Beasley has been off way more than he's been on throughout his NBA career, but on any given night he can go off for 20-plus points while making it look B-Easy.

Shooting guard: J.R. Rider

Why he was arrested: During his three seasons in Minnesota, the mercurial Rider was convicted of kicking the female manager of a sports bar and for possessing both pot and an illegal cell phone. (It had been altered to charge calls to someone else's bill.)

Analysis: Beasley and Rider have a lot in common -- they're both talented, troubled, and have a taste for the sticky icky. But as far as the All-Arrested team is concerned, they make for a formidable scoring combination. (Defense is another story.)

Point guard: Anthony Carter

Why he was arrested: Just after bar close on March 3, 2006, Carter was arrested for DWI near downtown Minneapolis. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, or more than twice the legal limit.

Analysis: Carter is pretty much the epitome of a journeyman point guard, having played for six teams during a 13 year NBA career that finally ended in 2012. But hey, somebody has to handle the ball, right?

(For the All-Arrested backups, click to page two.)


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CITYRIDERRT19
CITYRIDERRT19

I was hoping to see Mark Madsen somewhere on this list.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Way to spread the stereotype that young black athletes are nothing but thugs.  Dante Cunningham did a bad thing but its no different from what lots of people do in society.  NBA players commit less crime than the average person their age.   Really shitty for you to go after Garafalo and then run this article.  You do more shaming of black NBA players than you do of pedophile priests.   Pretty shitty and cowardly how you don't address this issue in the comments Rupar.   Lots of your readers are noticing what a racist hypocrite fuck you are.   Why don't you tell everyone why this article was written.  

Bennett Hamilton Bomar
Bennett Hamilton Bomar

Should this list / article not be considered at least as bad as Rep. Garafalo's tweet from a few weeks back? He too attempted to link NBA players to "street crime."

Aaron Frederickson
Aaron Frederickson

Glad to see the T-Wolves are keeping the cops employed while the Vikings are in the offseason.

William Davis
William Davis

You're right. Maybe we should just put kids from single family homes in a gas chamber, we'd have world peace!

Von Brewster
Von Brewster

so..Glen Taylor doesn't seem to be able to manage his busnisses very well

Pat Vance
Pat Vance

What happened to the idea that because you were a "public personality" you should act like a civilized human being? I am sick of hearing about "high profile" highly paid athletes thinking they are above the law!! Take your attitude somewhere else please!! I for one would rather have a team that wins 1/2 the time but has descent human beings on it then one that "wins it all" with a bunch of criminals on it!'

asfdsfdsf
asfdsfdsf

This article is racist.  Oh wait, pointing out the truth is only racist when they don't agree with your politics such as with Garofalo.

Al Cady
Al Cady

At least they'd make the playoffs...

Marlena Myles
Marlena Myles

How many times has someone working for the CP been arrested? ;)

Shayne O'Neil
Shayne O'Neil

Maybe they can draft that idiot from uconn, he'll fit right in.

John Bunch
John Bunch

The 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers used to tell their scouts to not scout anyone who didn't come from a two-parent home. It prevented a lot of BS down the line.

Lisa Hirst Carnes
Lisa Hirst Carnes

I wish you'd do a story on the players who are generous, doing cool stuff and inspiring people.

Zach Bennett
Zach Bennett

this is what citypages did with their time.

Laura VanZandt
Laura VanZandt

William Anthony Bohl Zach Bennett - Since you're talking about this tonight....

nrupar1
nrupar1

Can't watch porn and drive w a monitor?  Pfft, I can do that w my phone.

hoffm83n
hoffm83n

@MicheleBachmann  doesn't matter, pageviews. aaron is the tmz of the twin cities

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

Yeah, sure they did.

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