Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/8

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press on the aftermath of Monday's loss at Houston:
...Davis downplayed the benching. He said Wittman made a coach's decision and players just had to live with it.

Wittman said there were no lingering issues with Davis or other players going into Wednesday's game.

Dave Campbell/AP on Kevin McHale:
Walking with limp, of course, is a rather inconsequential personal issue for McHale, but it's a striking metaphor for his recent roster moves and overall modus operandi in regard to personnel decisions.

The Star Tribune reports that the city is looking for a new management company for the Target Center because "the company controlled by Glen Taylor that manages non-Wolves events at the arena will pull out on May 1."

From the Pioneer Press:
Randy Wittman, who replaced Dwane Casey as Timberwolves coach, has had his salary adjusted to head coach status. Wittman has two more years after this season on his Wolves contract.

John Hollinger/ESPN puts Mike James at #3 on his list of the most disappointing players this season. Kiki Vandeweghe weighs in with why he thinks James is struggling.
A great scorer who probably doesn't fit in with what the Timberwolves are doing. His better years were in a more open-court, one-on-one style. He's still the same player, but now he's trying to run a team. He's at his best as a shoot-first point guard.

Sam Smith suggests the Wolves pair Garnett and Jason Kidd in Minnesota.

Isaiah "J.R." Rider was sentenced to 7 months in jail after pleading guilty to charges including "felony cocaine possession, battery and evading a police officer."

Chris Mannix/ looks at what the Wolves need to do to become contenders.

SLAM Online gives the Wolves a "C" in their Western Conference wrap.