Sunday, January 21, 2007

Wolves Updates 1/21

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on Eddie Griffin:
McHale said it was unlikely Griffin would join the team on the road. He said the organization is still evaluating Griffin's status but that a decision could be reached "within days, not weeks."

On the KG/McDyess situation, Alonzo says "the team was still awaiting word from the NBA regarding Garnett's status and a probable suspension..."

A preview of tonight's game at Phoenix sans Davis but hopefully with Garnett.

Kelly Dwyer/ lists Garnett at #3 in his weekly player rankings.

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune ranks the top 10 point guards in the team's history. Aschburner also writes about Steve Nash's pre-draft workout with the Wolves.

From Sid Hartman:
It was just a matter of time before there was going to be a public confrontation between Wolves coach Dwane Casey and second-leading scorer Ricky Davis. Some people close to the organization have reported the relationship between two has been anything but good.

McHale comments on Ricky Davis' behavior in the Pistons' game:
"I've seen it happen a million different times," McHale said of Davis' display. "Everybody gets frustrated. [But] you just can't have that happen. There are certain things that are just out of bounds. And one of them is you have to be ready to go out and play, have a clear head and be ready any time the coach calls on you."

Chauncey Billups on playing against the Wolves:
"Oh, I like playing against this team, especially because of [Kevin Garnett], you know we always talk a lot of stuff ... it's all about bragging rights with me and him so I love playing in games like this." About leaving the Wolves to sign with the Pistons, where he has turned into a star, Billups said, "No, it wasn't my intention, [but I'm] glad I did it now."

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Timberwolves guard Rashad McCants, recovered from knee surgery, said he could play today if necessary.