Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/11

Britt Robson/On The Ball on the loss to Miami and a commercial for Wolves season tickets shown during the game:
It shows an obviously hung-over dude staring into his open refrigerator. He shuts the door and we see Crunch standing there. The mascot has an airhorn in his hand and starts blasting it in the guy's ear. I think the punchline was "it's never too early" to sign up for season tix, but, ah, do you really want to liken entreaties for loyalty--without knowing if KG is even going to be around--with an airhorn at the bedraggled and benumbed crack of consciousness? That's taking truth in advertising too far.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Garnett has been frustrated lately with the referees, including Violet Palmer's changed call at Boston and repeated lane violations whistled against the Wolves Friday during Miami free throws.
"The refs didn't help us none," he said. "The last couple of games ... we're being as aggressive as any other team -- I feel like we're not getting the calls. We're going to the basket. I don't know what's going on."

Aschburner also discusses the Forbes' rankings which listed Kevin McHale as the #1 GM.

Coach Wittman on the number of technical fouls Ricky Davis and KG have collected this season:
"They're pretty much under control with that," Wittman said. "K.G., he very seldom gets a technical for arguing with an official. There's going to be instances where you lose (your cool). But I don't see that from any of our guys too much where they do that."

Coach Wittman said Mike James has not spoken to him about the frustration the player expressed on Friday regarding his role with the team:
"I don't think he would necessarily say he's having the greatest of seasons from a scoring standpoint, from a shooting standpoint, the ability to come in and get the team involved offensively," Wittman said. "It's really not, 'Hey, he's not shooting it well so we're going to do something else.' Getting into the offense has been an up-and-down thing."

Kobe Bryant on Garnett:
"It's tough whenever a player goes such a long time and doesn't win an NBA championship or have an opportunity to contend for an NBA title," Bryant said recently. "A couple years ago, they had the best record in the league. I feel for him."