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Forward Alexei Ponikarovsky missed Monday’s practice. "I was going to tell you we traded him and ...

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Forward Alexei Ponikarovsky missed Monday’s practice. "I was going to tell you we traded him and you guys would go running," Wilson told a clutch of reporters. "But his wife had a baby at 3 a.m. last night. So, obviously, I excused him and congratulated him and he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow." Was it a boy or a girl? "He had a boy," Wilson said. "He named him Ron."

It's a Poni-boy! Congratulations to Alexei Ponikarovsky, and to, uh, Coach Ron Wilson, I guess. Good call, Alexei.