Friday, September 29, 2006

Wolves Updates 9/30

Rashad McCants is going to be on KFAN with Sludge & Lake from 7pm-8pm tonight.

From Rocky Mountain News:
The Nuggets also are on the verge of signing point guard Anthony Carter, a seven-year veteran who played the past two seasons for Minnesota, to a nonguaranteed deal.

Marty Burns/ takes a look at the issues facing the Wolves this season:
1. Is Mike James the answer?Seeking to upgrade at point guard, the T'Wolves signed veteran Mike James (Raptors) to a four-year $23.4 million deal. They're hoping the 31-year-old veteran can provided some scoring pop and pressure defense. He'll get his first chance to show it in training camp.
2. Where's the beef?With the likes of Mark Blount, Eddie Griffin and Mark Madsen penciled in as Kevin Garnett's main sidekicks in the front court, Minnesota is thin in terms of big man depth. They can only hope everybody stays healthy in camp or they could be in trouble when the real games begin.
3. Is Randy Foye for real?The T'Wolves parlayed the No. 6 pick in last June's draft for the rights to Foye, the former Villanova standout. The 6-4 combo guard dazzled during summer league play and could battle Marko Jaric, Trenton Hassell and Troy Hudson for backcourt minutes right away.

Sporting News ranks the offseason and the Wolves come in at #9.
...The downside of all this backcourt improvement is that the Timberwolves did nothing to help Garnett inside. He'll still be looking at Mark Blount, Eddie Griffin and Mark Madsen as his fellow frontcourtmen. I don't know about you, but that would be enough to make me demand a trade.