Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/27

Dennis Scott on KG's reaction to him and others talking about their college experiences:
“You could tell he felt bad about not being able to add anything to the conversations,” said Scott, now a Hawks radio announcer, referring to Garnett’s emptiness after leaping from high school to the NBA. “Finally, I asked him about it, and he said, ‘Yeah, it crosses my mind sometimes that I missed out by not having that college experience.’ "

Gilbert Arenas blogs about getting revenge for the lack of hot water in the vistor's locker room at the Target Center:
We gonna cut off they hot water when they come to our city. See if KG likes the feel of that cold water. It was so cold that I almost went in their locker room and took a bath in their Jacuzzi. The water was cold man, it was cold.

Patrick Reusse/Star Tribune talks to owner Glen Taylor about whether he has a potential replacement within the organization should Kevin McHale leave:
"I do think we would need a public figure who could be a spokesman for the team, as well as a good basketball man," Taylor said. "I think we have him."

On whether KG's salary could preclude the player from being traded:
"I'm definitely not saying that we plan to trade Kevin Garnett," Taylor said. "It's not likely we would do that. But your question is, 'Is it possible with Kevin's salary to trade him?' The answer is yes. It would be difficult, but it wouldn't be impossible."

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune writes that after a 20-point game and a 17-point game, Mike James "hasn't reached double figures in his other four games off the bench, so there clearly is room for growth. "

From Roscoe Nance/USA Today:
However, Blount has tapered since the All-Star break. He has averaged 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 38.8% from the field in his last four contests. Blount averaged 22.8 points and seven rebounds the four games before the All-Star break, and had five games of 20 points or more in February.

A preview of tonight's game against the Mavericks.

Coach Wittman on the possibility of Dirk Nowitzki being this season's MVP:
"He's got to be right at the top, no question. I always think you have to look at it as where your team is, too. They're 46-9. I think that plays a part in it."