Friday, December 22, 2006

Wolves Updates 12/22

A preview of tonight's game against the Bucks.

Mad Dog describes today's game as a "must win" for the team:
"This is where the character of our team is going to come together," Madsen said. "We were very upset [in practice]. There was a lot of running, there was a lot of high intensity. That's what you want after a game like [the loss to L.A.]."

Sid Hartman says that he's never seen owner Glen Taylor "more upset about a loss" as he was on Wednesday night. Hartman believes that the loss to the Lakers "will mean some changes in the near future."
It might be the end of coach Dwane Casey, who has had little to do with putting together the personnel on this club, or it might be a big trade -- even one involving Kevin Garnett, for whom the Chicago Bulls are willing to give up some valuable players.

Hartman adds that "even some of the team's big corporate sponsors have had it."

The Beacon Journal points out that Autograph Collector Magazine ranked Garnett #1 among the "worst sports signers."

Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune on how Trent Hassell prepares for his matchups:
So Hassell will watch basketball just about every night. He'll pick a game featuring an upcoming opponent, hunker down in front of the TV with his wife, Tiffany, and take mental notes.

Hassell on the "five toughest guys he has to cover."

This week's's power rankings have the Wolves at #13.