Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/1

Rashad McCants on his first appearance of the season:
"I wish I could have done a little bit more to help the team tonight," McCants said. "I just have to continue to prove myself, and in practice keep working day by day, and just do whatever I can to help the team."

Randy Foye comments on Craig Smith not being selected for the All-Star Weekend's Rookie Challenge:
"That's my boy and everything," Foye said of Smith, "but if you go off the numbers, he should be there."

Foye doesn't intend on staying in Vegas for the duration of the festivities, planning instead to leave on the Saturday to visit his grandmother.

Garnett and Foye apparently are scheduled to participate in a news conference Saturday in Las Vegas in which the NBA announces a series of preseason games in Europe. The Wolves could have games in Istanbul and/or London.

Britt Robson/City Pages discusses last night's game:
New coach Randy Wittman knows why he was hired, and why the man who did it, Kevin McHale is embarrassed and looking foolish right now, because the team is if anything more inconsistent than it was under Dwane Casey. The good news is that Wittman isn't afraid of giving previous privileged players a spot on the pine.

Wittman on the loss to Sacramento:
We lost that game when we stepped out of the locker room.

David Friedman/20 Second Timeout on Garnett and other "five tool" players.

John Hollinger/ESPN ranks Garnett at #3 on his list of the 30 best NBA players without a championship ring.

From Dan Barreiro/KFAN:
The Wolves' nice victory over the Suns _ and the reaction to it _ underscores even better than a loss precisely the pathetic position of the Minnesota franchise. The Suns, like the Spurs and Pistons over recent years, shrugged. The Wolves acted like they won a Game 7.