Wolves Over The WeekendOne of the Twolves to a coach after the defeat by the Pistons: This place is a disaster.
"I keep telling y'all, man, this team doesn't have the chemistry," Garnett said firmly. "It doesn't have the camaraderie, nor the identity. We're still soul-searching for ourselves. We have a brand-new team. However you want to put it, this is a brand-new, squeaky-clean new team."
That statement was made after the loss in Portland Friday night during which Garnett set a Timberwolves record for best shooting percentage in a single game at 92.3%. Whether or not it's the chemistry or just the players, the Wolves were slaughtered the next night by Golden State, a team with whom we now share a record of 21 wins and 25 losses. Even if the Suns get super wasted watching the Super Bowl things don't bode well for us in Phoenix tomorrow. At least we're leading the league with the number of players sporting headbands.
"We all definitely feel pressure," Jaric said. "That's part of this game." That's one dude who hasn't shown much reason to keep him in the starting lineup. According to the Denver Post, the Wolves are open to trading for Jaric but would rather deal AC and T-Hud.
Richie Frahm is now the team's players union representative. He's been out for the last month with tendinitis/foot problems but apparently is now recovered and looking to get in some practice time before playing again.
Glen Taylor spent some more time defending McHale:
"I don't think anybody's as good as they think they are," Taylor said, "and I also think they are not as bad as some people think they are. I back up Kevin, and I ask him to take risks. I ask him to do things that aren't exactly popular."
Ndudi Ebi is playing in the NBA D-League! The Fort Worth Flyers have acquired our 2003 first round draft pick.
Isaiah "J.R." Rider, our 1993 first round draft pick, pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment of an ex-girlfriend. Rider said that both he and the ex have versions of the events that differ from that of the prosecutors.