Wolves Updates 2/26Britt Robson/City Pages believes that every Western Conference team "has at least two players better than the Wolves's second best."
But toting it up, I would trade the Wolves second-best player for the second-best player on every single Western Conference team, the third best player on half of those teams (7 out of 14) the fourth best player on two teams, and the fifth best player on Phoenix. That's the short-term supporting cast of these Wolves.
Owner Glen Taylor says the decision on whether Randy Wittman will return as coach next season will be made at the end of the year.
Wittman has the support of Wolves all-star Kevin Garnett, who on Sunday reaffirmed his approval of Wittman. Garnett said he "absolutely" wants Wittman back next season.
Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune writes that "it seems clear that, barring a meltdown or tabloid-worthy incident, he will be back next fall."
Sid Hartman calls the relationship between Taylor and KG "very good" and writes that Taylor still thinks that Garnett will finish his career in Minnesota.
Hartman also talks about Taylor's belief that the team's record is due not to its "personnel," but to its "lack of chemistry and the inability to play as a unit." He adds that Taylor says he approved a deal at the trade deadline that was killed when one of the teams backed out.
Wolves president Chris Wright "said that for the 2005-06 season, the Wolves had only one sellout, and they have already had five this season and could have three more..."
Coach Wittman on advice he gave to the players for the Sunday afternoon game:
"I just tried to tell them, 'Don't lay in bed until noon,' " he said. "Get up and do your normal thing. Get something to eat. Make it as routine as a 7 o'clock game."