Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wolves Updates 12/21

Britt Robson/City Pages recaps last night's loss to the Lakers:
To be a good head coach in the NBA essentially is a matter of massaging egos and establishing a consensual pecking order in the locker room and putting your players in the best situations to succeed on the court. The presence of Kevin Garnett makes the first of those duties much easier for second-year coach Dwane Casey. Tonight's hide-your-face loss to the Lakers--in which the Wolves were annihilated 7-34 in the 4th quarter en route to a 94-111 pasting--was primarily attributable to Casey failing in the second of those duties.

Fred Hoiberg and Lakers forward Ronny Turiaf compared their heart surgery scars when they first met earlier this season. Hoiberg says the two talk at least once a month and that he checks Turiaf's stats after every game.

Eddie Griffin is one of the nominees for The Austin-American Statesman's 2006 Hootie Awards which celebrate "silliness and stupidity in the world of sports."

Fox Sports looks at the Wolves from a fantasy perspective.

The Mesabi Daily News believes not acquiring Iverson was a "smart move" on McHale's part.