Sunday, December 17, 2006

Wolves Updates 12/17

Click here for video of last night's brawl between the Knicks and Nuggets at MSG.

Mad Dog says he really doesn't think "there was much of an upset feeling in the locker room over" Garnett's excitement over the possibility of bring Iverson to town.

Madsen also remarks that he doesn't believe there's "any way that the Timberwolves organization is going to trade Randy Foye or Craig Smith" for Iverson.

On his new site Wolves Hoops Blog, Stephen Litel posts a Rudyard Kipling poem hanging in the Wolves lockerroom.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Beginning Dec. 26, the Wolves will play 21 games in 37 days. Their first 21 games this season were spread across 49 days.

Eddie Griffin had to miss last night's game because of a death in the family. Mad Dog was with the team but spent the game rehabbing his shoulder.

Coach Casey on Mike James:
"He's been playing a lot better and is shooting the ball a lot better," Casey said. "He has found his way in the offense. That's one of the dilemmas of a scoring point guard - he gets caught between setting the table and getting his shot, and that caused a lot of off-balance (situations).

From Sid Hartman:
Unless the Wolves find a way to win consistently and fill Target Center, Taylor could lose up to $30 million this year.

(Pre-brawl) Iverson rumors:
Denver Post: The Nuggets are leading a tight three-team race for Philadelphia 76ers star guard Allen Iverson, according to a Western Conference executive.
The executive said Friday the Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics, in that order, have the best chance of landing Iverson.
...The source said Minnesota is offering the Sixers guards Mike James, Marko Jaric and Ricky Davis and swingman Trenton Hassell.