Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Wolves Updates 1/9

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune on why in January, Craig Smith "has averaged only 2.5 points, compared with 6.2 in December and 8.3 in November."

From the Washington Times:
Jazz forward Paul Milsap, Timberwolves forward Craig Smith and Kyle Lowry and Alexander Johnson of the Grizzlies have been the most productive rookies on a per-minute basis, but all of them play less than 20 minutes a game.

The Hype illustrates street signs on the "Road of the NBA."

From the Timberwolves site:
Last week saw Garnett pass Calvin Murphy and World B. Free for 51th place on the all-time scoring list (Garnett - 18,029, Free - 17,955, Murphy - 17,949), while last month he surpassed both Sam Lacey and Bob Lanier for 32nd on the all-time rebounding charts (Garnett - 9,952, Lanier - 9,698, Lacey - 9,687). In his current position, Garnett stands just 48 rebounds shy of 10,000 for his career, He leads the NBA in efficiency rating (29.31), ranks second in rebounding (12.4) and 16th in scoring (22.4).

Mad Dog blogs about the team's consecutive wins.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News names Garnett player of the week.

Dan Barreiro/KFAN on Coach Casey:
Instead of pouting, Casey has put his nose to the grindstone and has the Wolves playing improved ball.. Most notably, he is extracting more from Mark Blount than many of us thought the center had in him. Even better, he has convinced Kevin Garnett to take big fourth-quarter shots.