Monday, January 22, 2007

Wolves Updates 1/22

Fred Hoiberg on Rashad McCants' status:
"He's doing 5-on-5, he's back to where we think he needs to be," Hoiberg said. "... We expect Rashad to be back hopefully within the next couple weeks."

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press with Garnett's comments on Friday night's incident:
Garnett said if the same situation occurred, he’d do it again, no doubt referring to sticking up for his teammate.
“If we did it again, we’d do it again,” Garnett said, declining to comment further.

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune on KG's suspension:
This was the first suspension of Garnett's 12-year career. But his past three ejections all have involved tosses of the basketball.
The Wolves' All-Star forward was thrown out of a game at Utah in November 2003 and, before he exited, fired the ball high into the Delta Center stands. Last February, Garnett was ejected from a game against Memphis at Target Center when he tossed the ball past the baseline in frustration and it accidentally hit a fan sitting near the basket.

Tayshaun Prince on McDyess' shove:
"I talked to Madsen afterward," Prince said, "and it was just a play when Dice threw him down, but he didn't think anything of it. Mad Dog don't take anything personal or nothing like that."

Ricky Davis on walking out of Friday night's game:
“I just made a mistake,” Davis said. “I got a little heated. It happens. They suspended me. I’m just going to keep moving on with it.”
“The only thing that hurts me is that I let my teammates down. That’s something you can’t do. I talked to each one of them individually.”

Coach Casey on his relationship with Ricky Davis:
Casey said no rift exists between him and Davis, though he acknowledged he has had words with Davis in the past, but that's no different than exchanges with other players.

Marc J. Spears/Denver Post on the battle to win the Northwest Division.

The Chicago Sun-Times asked some area high school basketball coaches what local players they wished they could have coached. Garnett was the only player to be selected by all the coaches.