Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wolves Updates 4/18

A preview of tonight's game against the Grizzlies, mercifully the last of the season.

The team has won only 12 games since January 16, the second-fewest in the league.
A victory tonight would give them the same 33-49 record as last season. A loss would give the Wolves their first 50-loss season since 1995-96, Kevin Garnett's rookie season.

Britt Robson/On The Ball hands out end of the season awards and discusses Bracey Wright:
Most likely two or three years from now he'll be a vague footnote in our collective memory banks, but last night and during a disastrous three-month stretch where the Wolves have compiled the second-worst record in the entire NBA (only the Milwaukee Bucks, at 11-33, undercut Minnesota's 12-33 mark) Bracey Wright has instead been a minor but not unappreciated grace note. Good for him.

Bill Simmons/ESPN on Ricky Davis
By the way, if we're keeping count this decade, Ricky leads the league in "crazy partying stories that have been passed around by everyone who follows the league but can't be confirmed by a firsthand witness who was actually there." He started taking on Bill Brasky proportions about three years ago...

Mad Dog talks to Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu and writes on how Ricky Davis "plays so hard every single night."

The Pioneer Press on a few issues facing the team.

Kelly Dwyer/ looks at the Wolves and the other non-playoff bound teams.

From Dan Barreiro/KFAN:
If you still care at all about this team getting something its executives have done nothing to deserve, you want Oden.

Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune on the team's "must lose" situation.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
A trip to a Timberwolves road game next season with owner Glen Taylor on his private jet brought $45,000 from two bidders at the team's Fastbreak Foundation auction to benefit youngsters the other day at Target Center.