Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wolves Updates 4/10

From Steve Aschburner & Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
If Kevin McHale wants to continue as the Timberwolves' vice president of basketball operations, it sounds as if team owner Glen Taylor will welcome him back.

That's how the arrangement has gone for years, and a third consecutive season missing the playoffs apparently won't change it. Taylor said Monday that he and McHale won't formally discuss the coming offseason, and the Wolves' plans and personnel for 2007-08, until after this season ends April 18. "It's my assumption that he will be back," Taylor said. "But you know Kevin. That's something we'll talk about."

From Britt Robson/On The Ball:
Bottom line, Blount is untradeable but this squad cannot go another season without securing a reasonably good banger, whether or not KG stays. Hassell could fetch a decent player in return, and probably should go, unless Jaric is more highly valued. Finally, a decision has to be made on whether Randy Foye is this franchise's point guard of the future or not.

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Mike James had the best season of his career in 2005-06 for the Raptors, but since then he has had what he calls perhaps his most disappointing season. The change in styles of play has taken a toll...

"Here, I'm mostly a spot-up guy, where the ball basically goes in (the post) and we play off (Kevin Garnett), which there ain't nothing wrong with. But I at least had the ball a few times in my hands (in Toronto), so I can create and make plays, not just for myself but for others."

Garnett on some of the team's younger players:
"Randy getting better with his mid-range game, Craig getting better on the post, Rashad's perimeter and post games," said the Big Ticket. "I think Randy can even post. I think that's the next aspect of his game that he can improve. It's up to them what kind of players they want to be."

John Denton/Florida Today on Garnett and other NBA stars who will missing the playoffs this year.

Click here for a q&a with Wolves dancer Stacey.

From Desmond Conner/Hartford Courant:
The Timberwolves should go do their thing, but let K.G. go a year early so he can do his.