Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/21

Chad Ford/ESPN with a few trades he believes should be made before the deadline, including one sending Garnett to the Bulls.

On whether his proposed deal would actually happen, Ford says:
The chances look slim. The Wolves have steadfastly refused to deal Garnett over the years and haven't shown any signs of softening their stance.

Peter Vecsey/New York Times on the chances Garnett asks to be traded:
I don't see it happening. For one thing, the rapidly improving Timberwolves are a brute forward/center away from declaring their legitimacy. The barbed snag is finding a team willing to swap that special species for one of the team's albatross contracts: Marko Jaric or Troy Hudson.

From the Star-Telegram:
The Minnesota Timberwolves would love to unload guard Mike James, who was one of the top free-agent targets of Mavericks coach Avery Johnson last summer. The T'wolves signed James to a four-year, $23.5 million contract and are listening to anyone who's interested, although moving the six-year veteran won't be easy.

Chris McCosky/Detroit News on whether the Pistons have inquired about Mike James:
Yes. Like I wrote last week, James is the type of player they are looking for and his salary matches Nazr Mohammed's. But I can't imagine why Timberwolves general manager Kevin McHale would want to make a deal that would help a coach he fired two years ago win a title.

Ricky Davis on Gilbert Arenas:
"He shoots a lot of free throws and gets good calls," Davis said of Arenas. "I wish I could get calls like that and be great."

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
It's just a matter of time before the Wolves sever ties with troubled forward Eddie Griffin, who has not played for the team the past two months.

KG on the remainder of the season:
"Witt let us know what we needed to do to [make the playoffs]," Kevin Garnett said. "This is the grind part of it. I anticipate us coming out and doing just that for the rest of the year."

Ricky Davis on going to All-Star weekend along with Garnett, Rashad McCants, Justin Reed, and Mike James:
"We all went together, with Kevin, and it was really nice," Davis said. "It's fun, actually, sitting and watching guys play the game. It's a fun thing."

The Wolves host the Bobcats at the Target Center tonight.