Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/28

Garnett lists Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash as his top two candidates for MVP:
"You take these players off their teams and you see the influence on their teams. (Nowitzki) has a very good cast around him, but at the same time he's a big part of why they win."

Mark Madsen injury update:
Wolves forward Mark Madsen went through a light workout Monday but has not been involved in contact drills yet since spraining his left ankle Feb. 21.

KG on Mavs coach Avery Johnson:
"Nothing against any short people in the world, but short people are probably the most feistiest because they look at it from a different perspective," Garnett said. "When you're the smallest, you have to have a fight in you. He's always been a person who, you trash-talk to him, he's not necessarily going to trash back. But he's going to let you know that he's coming, and he's not going to back down. He definitely has [transferred] that to his team."

Garnett on whether Reggie Miller, the former player in whom Mavs owner Mark Cuban has recently expressed interest, could make a comeback:
"If it's Reggie Miller, yeah. Michael Jordan, yeah," Garnett said. "Any other old names you want to put in there, I don't think so."

DraftExpress on the D-League's Fort Worth Flyers:
Ndudi Ebi played his first game of the season on Sunday, and finished up with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks before fouling out in 33 minutes. Ebi's play will be important for the Flyers with the loss of Pops Mensah-Bonsu.