Thursday, January 11, 2007

Updates Part II

Britt Robson/City Pages on last night's loss and Bracey Wright:
Without KG in the game, the Wolves offense is having trouble getting untracked...except for Bracey, who bisects the key and the baseline on a strong, pretty runner for one hoop and soon afterward dribbles short and quick to his left and buries an 18-footer for another. He was ready to play, and although the last thing this ballclub needs is another swingman clamoring for minutes, how do you not root for someone who stayed perched for performance for games on end and then delivered?

Mad Dog blogs on last night's game and Garnett's missed jumper.
Kevin wants the ball in those situations. He knows he's either going to be the hero or the goat and he's got the courage and the skill for those moments.

Stephen Litel/Sports Page Magazine recaps the game.

Sam Cassell after the game:
"Mike James got my locker?" he said, as the only Wolves player left in the room, Kevin Garnett, addressed media about his long jumper that missed at the buzzer. "That's all right, I ain't coming back."

Gordon Wittenmyer/Pioneer Press on the Wolves and Chris Webber:
"Absolutely. Absolutely," said Garnett, who embraced the idea of acquiring Webber. "Anybody that can hep us going forward, reaching our goals and trying to win this thing, so be it. Nothing less than that."
Vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale didn't rule out the possibility when asked about the team's interest. "We'll see," he said. rank Foye #5 among all rookies. Craig Smith gets an honorable mention.

From North Jersey Media Group:
Seattle's Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett are on the Nets' radar. But Minnesota is trying to put players around Garnett. The Nets like Minnesota's Randy Foye, but much more would have to be involved for Carter or Kidd.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Pssst: Despite the Timberwolves' improved play, coach Dwane Casey is still being closely evaluated, and it's far from a certainty that he will be around by the all-star break next month.