Wolves UpdatesThe Wolves lose to a T-Macless Rockets, 93-87.
Garnett on Kirby Puckett:
"He was one of the very few people that I enjoyed being around, to tell you the truth, because he was just himself," said Garnett, who wrote KP 34 in honor of Puckett on his sneakers for Tuesday night's game, a 93-87 loss to the Houston Rockets at Target Center. "I had a lot of private conversations about being who we are, being people, not being afraid of making mistakes."
Madsen on Puckett:
"I have a lot of admiration for Kirby, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I was an A's fan, and he used to destroy the A's. That was frustrating, but you came here and you met him, and you realized how nice of a human being he was."
Waiving Fred Hoiberg didn't save the Wolves on the luxury tax, the main reason for doing so, as the team payroll is under the tax threshold. Glen Taylor says that waiving him also seemed to ensure that he didn't rush back to the court too soon after his surgery. Despite this, Hoiberg has been in talks with the Pistons.
"We're going to invite Freddie in and visit with him to see where he is," Dumars (Pistons president) said.
"He's in a situation now where he's got enough information from his doctors and that he feels pretty comfortable, whether he makes a decision to play this year or its next year," said Saunders (Pistons coach), who has kept in touch with Hoiberg.
The Wolves play the Jazz in Utah tonight.