Wolves UpdatesWolves win over Golden State yesterday gives them their second consecutive win.
"Our inspiration was coming out and knowing how we played against them in (California)," Garnett said of a 109-77 setback Feb. 4. "We didn't play our best game, and we were more enthused than anything to get a little payback, if you want to call it that. The fourth quarter was a lot more energetic."
Sugar Ray Leonard attended the game and was presented with a Wolves jersey. He sat next to KG's wife in the second half of the game.
Fred Hoiberg says it will be some time before he plays this year if he does decide to play.
Garnett on McCants:
"With 50-plus, 60-plus games under his belt, he understands a lot of things that are going to be expected of him," Garnett said. "You can't ask young fellas to come in and do the things you expect without knowing our game. The league is full of a lot of tricks and surprises, and he's come into his own a little bit.
Casey on KG trade rumors:
"People can want and wish all they want to," Casey said. "Kevin Garnett is our guy. We don't plan on him going anywhere. There's no talks about him going anywhere. All those people that are hoping, wishing, wanting, tampering, writing, dreaming — there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow."
KG's agent Andy Miller on trade rumors:
"Everything that Kevin has been focused in on from day one has remained the same throughout, regardless of the analysis from the outside looking in or all the so-called experts weighing in on what they think would be best for Kevin and the Timberwolves," Miller said.
People close to Kevin McHale say the Timberwolves vice president is too competitive to resign even though his team is struggling.
Glen Taylor on Rex Chapman:
"I think Rex's friendship with Kevin [McHale] only on that sense that Rex came in as a scout," Taylor said. "And that's what our intention was to use him as. And I think just because we're having a difficult year that Kevin has probably pulled him in and asked him to be around more and to spend more time helping to analyze that, so I think that Rex has been down watching more of our team playing and trying to advise Kevin and through Kevin help the coach. So in that sense his job has probably changed a little bit this year, just in that Kevin has asked him to be around here more rather than out scouting, but he's still out scouting."
Our thoughts are with Kirby Puckett and his family.
"Kirbs is like my older brother," Garnett said after Sunday's Wolves victory over Golden State at Target Center. "I got the message after the game that he had had an unfortunate incident. ... I'm going to call to see if he's OK, or get an update. But my heart goes out not only to him but to his family. I know he's got kids. I hope he's doing well."