Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/21

From David Berri/Wages Of Wins blog:
Unfortunately, for this team to win with more frequency, KG's teammates would have to become less consistent from what they have done in the past. The numbers tell us that in the past, these players have been consistently unproductive.

According to Berri's measurements, Craig Smith is "the only above average player receiving significant minutes on the roster" besides Garnett.

Coach Wittman on Craig Smith:
"He's rebounding, he's being active offensively, and I think maybe he is getting a second wind," coach Randy Wittman said. "He hit the wall maybe a little bit earlier."

Britt Robson/On The Ball on how the team is going the wrong route:
They are shunning their young talent, giving them mop-up minutes, which have been plentiful only because the supposedly mature veterans playing ahead of them waste so little time leaving the game in tatters, in creating mop-up garbage time.

For the second season in a row, Garnett's was 7th among the top selling NBA jerseys in China.

Wittman on starting Mike James in last night's game:
"We've talked as a group amongst our point guards that we might change depending on matchups, who we're playing, and how we're playing," Wittman said. "It could change game to game."

Wittman on reports that Garnett recently purchased a house in the area and how that might be a "good sign" for those wanting the player to stay in town:
"In all honesty, if he could play his (entire) career there, that's what he'd want to do. I really believe that," Wittman said. "Does that (purchase) surprise me? No."

Dan Barreiro/KFAN comments on this article from the Pioneer Press:
What's the point of allegedly holding players accountable if several of the players _ notably the ever-more disinterested Mark Blount _ are actually playing worse in the new era of accountability?

A preview of tonight's game at Sacramento.