Wolves Updates 1/29An actor in the ad describes the Foot Locker commercial featuring Garnett set to air during the Super Bowl:
In the commercial, Woodle plays a person hanging out at the mall with a friend who has just purchased Garnett's brand of shoes from adidas at the Foot Locker. Garnett walks by, notices the pair, and autographs the shoes as well as Woodle's face.
Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on Randy Wittman's coaching style:
Wittman also demanded more attention and focus during practices and shootarounds. A more serious tone already is being adopted.
He also stressed to his players the importance of knowing their place in the big picture, as it relates to divisional and playoff races...
"I guess he wants us to be aware of that, because it makes you hungry," Garnett said. "When you fall a couple games, you know a team is on your (butt), you know what's at stake. I think more than anything, he wants the young guys to understand what that's all about."
The Philadelphia Inquirer talks to Eddie Griffin's high school coach about the player's current troubles.
"He seems to be a very different person now," says Seddon, in his 22nd season of coaching at Roman Catholic. "I've seen pictures of him and had to do a double take because I didn't recognize him.
"He had that scowl on his face and was trying to look all hard. That was not the Eddie I knew."
Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune on trading for Garnett:
The conventional wisdom around the NBA is the Timberwolves and Garnett will come to some accommodation for a trade this summer if the team, fighting for eighth in the West, doesn't make the playoffs or win a series.
A friend says Garnett doesn't like the idea of starting with another team in midseason, so he won't ask out now. But general managers are saying you cannot offer much because he could leave after next season...
The Wolves will try to break the Suns' 17-game win streak tonight at the Target Center.