Wolves Updates 5/31Fired Raptors GM Rob Babcock could be returning to the Timberwolves. He spent yesterday at the workouts in the Target Center and may, along with Fred Hoiberg, McHale, and Jim Stack, attend next week's Orlando pre-draft camp.
"He's helping us out," Wolves general manager Jim Stack said. "It remains to be seen what that's going to germinate into. It's tentative. I think Glen (Taylor, owner) has a good comfort level with him because he's been here for a lot of years. He's a guy we feel we can work easily with, and he's eager to be here, so hopefully it will work out as we go along."
The PiPress also says that the team might pursue the Raptors' Mike James and the Hornets' Speedy Claxton.
Chances are that Marcus Banks won't be playing for the Wolves in the summer league as the "league's schedule overlaps with the initial rush of free agency, and without a deal, it's unlikely Banks would participate."
McHale on the difference between the Wolves and the teams in the playoffs right now:
"I don't see a big chasm," McHale said after working out a handful of potential second-round draft picks at Target Center. "You can make some big strides in our league very quickly by adding a player or two or three. All of the teams still playing right now have holes and weaknesses like all teams do. There is no perfect team or perfect player."
McHale, who has a handshake deal with owner Glen Taylor, reiterated that both Kevins — himself and star player Kevin Garnett — will be with the Wolves when next season begins.