Friday, February 16, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/16

From Sid Hartman:
-Wolves owner Glen Taylor said he doesn't know where the rumors started that the team is for sale. He says it isn't.

-Taylor said that negotiations to buy out the contract of the suspended Eddie Griffin were going well until lawyers got involved.

Detroit Bad Boys with thoughts on the Mike James to the Pistons rumor.

10,000 Takes came up with a list of Valentine's Day gifts for some of the team while Elie Seckbach talked to T-Hud, Mike James, and others in the league about what gifts they planned on giving that day.

Stephen Litel/SportsPage Magazine writes that Mark Blount needs to come back from the All-Star break with a "team-first" attitude.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on the team's upcoming games.

Garnett, Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph, Chris Bosh, and Carlos Boozer are currently the only players averaging more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. lists Garnett at #8 in this week's player rankings.

Gary Washburn/The Seattle Post-Intelligencer puts Eddie Griffin at the top of his list of freshmen who should have stayed in college longer before coming into the league.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Ex-Gopher Trent Tucker was to have the Timberwolves' Kevin Garnett participate with Michael Jordan and other celebs in his $10,000-per-entry poker tournament Thursday night in Las Vegas. The event raises money for a nonprofit youth organization.

Reggie Miller on KG:
"One thing I will always say is that Kevin Garnett will never ask to be traded because he's a gentleman," said Miller, who spent his entire 18-year career with Indiana. "He believes, a lot like I did, that you want to start and finish [with the same team] and try to create something in Minnesota. But it's not going to happen. ... Kevin Garnett should be in the playoffs and should be in the conference final, east or west, and potentially playing for an NBA title. He is too good of a talent -- one of the best talents the league has ever seen -- and he's only been to the playoffs a handful of times and past the first round once. This is a travesty that a player [like Garnett] is not showcased come May or June."