Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wolves Updates 10/29

From Ira Winderman:
Don't understate the potential impact of Randy Foye. Among the reasons the Timberwolves went light on the rookie guard during the preseason was an apparent attempt to showcase Troy Hudson and Marko Jaric for trades. Dumping one of the contracts would leave significant minutes for Foye...

The team talks about Red Auerbach.
McHale also talks about his memories of the legendary coach.

T-Hud took "full part" in Sunday's practice and scrimmage.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press lists reasons the team may or may not be better this season.

Click here for an interview with Glen Taylor. About the trade exception he says, "if the correct opportunity comes along to improve our team, we will use it."

The Wolves site has an interview with Coach Casey.

From The Pioneer Press:
Is Garnett more Scottie Pippen than Michael Jordan? In other words, is he better suited as an elite complementary player instead of a clear-cut lead option?

"That's totally unfair," Casey said. "Kevin Garnett has carried the team all those years they made the playoffs. He's definitely going to be in the Hall of Fame. He can score with the best of them, and he's one of the best defenders in the league."

Garnett on Eddie Griffin:
"Eddie's always had the potential to be something special," Garnett said last week, not long after Griffin scored 10 points, blocked three shots and got 12 rebounds in a preseason overtime victory over Chicago. Garnett has seen it before.

"Eddie's the only person who ever stopped Eddie," Garnett said.

On Garnett:
"As long as you have Kevin Garnett on your team, you have a chance to be a very good team," Milwaukee Bucks coach Terry Stotts said. "He is such a dominant force. … The West is really tough, but there's no reason Minnesota's not going to be in the thick of things."