Monday, December 18, 2006

Wolves Updates 12/18

Owner Glen Taylor on the possibility of getting Iverson:
"I have to feel at the end that we have a better chance towards a championship with that lineup than the present one."

Paul Shirley talks about his top 10 favorite records of the past year.

Rob Babcock on seeing second round pick Loukas Mavrokefalidis play in Belgrade:
Loukas played a much better game than the first one we saw in Zagreb and we were able to meet with him after the game. He is a very nice young man who just joined the Lottomatica team this year. It is his first time living away from home and he is learning Italian, a new culture and a new league all at the same time. He is a hard worker and I was impressed at the adjustments he has made in just the week since we last saw him.

Iverson rumors:
AP: Philadelphia 76ers team president Billy King told the Associated Press on Sunday night he would not rush to deal Iverson...

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The weekend brawl between the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks might have an impact on the Allen Iverson talks if the league's punishment for Denver includes any delay in the Nuggets' capability to make trades during what should be lengthy suspensions for several players...

Meanwhile, the Sixers continued to talk on Sunday with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who appear to be their next-best hope for rerouting Iverson.

Interestingly, the Timberwolves have not completely ruled out dealing rookie guard Randy Foye, the young player the Sixers covet most of all, according to a source. But Minnesota is deliberating long and hard about whether the potential short-term rewards of teaming Iverson with Kevin Garnett - who has publicly advocated making the deal - are worth the risk of dealing away the franchise's future, Foye.