The utterly thinkable has finally occurred: the Timberwolves report that Rashad McCants has been dealt, along with Calvin Booth, to the Sacramento Kings. In exchange, the Wolves receive Shelden Williams who went to Duke--this means, I think, that he is either secretly amazing or openly terrible--and Bobby Brown, who was a member of New Edition before embarking on a controversial solo career.
This trade does fulfill some short term needs for the Wolves: namely, their need for another serviceable big man to fill in for Al Jefferson and their need for a point guard to push/back up Sebastian Telfair. Mostly, though, this was about getting McCants, and all the seriously bad vibes he represents, out of town.
So it looks like we Wolves fans have to bid a sad farewell to the demonstrative sulking, the shameless ball-hogging, the dalliances with pseudo-celebrities, the monstrously distorted self-perception, and, most of all, to those confessional-mode tattoos that literally wrapped the poor guy in his own ample insecurities. So long, Shaddy, I hear Sacramento is beautiful.