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Torii Hunter on Garnett's departure:
"It's going to be weird to see him not in a Timberwolves uniform, but it's tough for one player to stay with one team, especially when they're trying to rebuild," said Twins center fielder Torii Hunter, a good friend of Garnett's and a candidate to leave the area soon as well. "He would never be the Kevin Garnett that he wants to be, as long as he stayed with the Timberwolves. He moved on, and hopefully he can get that title he's looking for."
Adena Andrews/ESPN on Corey Brewer and others in the 2007 draft class at the NBA Rookie photo shoot.
Chad Courrier/Mankato Free Press on the team's long-term plans:
Another flaw in the plan is that when some of these bad contracts start expiring, no valuable free agent is going to want to play here. When the top-level free agents start saying “no thanks,” that’s when you start taking gambles on marginal players, such as Mike James, and end up with more bad contracts.
Dave Campbell/AP Sports writes that the Wolves are the local sports team that "did the best job of producing a realistic self-evaluation and using that as a guide through the summer."
Hoopsworld gives the Wolves a couple awards for worst offseason moves.