Monday, March 12, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/12 gives Kevin McHale the number one spot on its list of the "struggling GM's in the NBA."

Troy Hudson on the team's future:
"Either way management wants to go, I think we have something good," Hudson said. "If they keep this same unit here, we'll try to build with veteran leadership and youth. I think we're going in a positive direction. If they decide to go young and rebuild, I think we'll have a core, young nucleus here that I think the Timberwolves will be satisfied with in a few years."

Dwane Casey on the team's current situation:
"I think they've got the pieces there to win. The key thing is playing together and being consistent," he said. "If they have a hot week, then they have a chance to make it to the playoffs," said Casey, who has a year and a half, or $3.5 million, left on his contract.

Casey on KG:
"[Kevin] Garnett deserves a chance to get in the playoffs, and that's why it's tough to develop players, the way we did last year, and try to make it to the playoffs."

Sid Hartman with a list of where the team's scouts were this weekend:
McHale, vice president of basketball operations, was at the Big 12 tournament; assistant general manager Fred Hoiberg watched the SEC; assistant general manager Rob Babcock was at the Pac-10 and Mountain West; General Manager Jim Stack was at the Big Ten; scout Pete Philo was at Conference USA and scout Zarko Durisic at the ACC and Big East.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
When Minnesota lost at Atlanta Saturday 99-93 despite the absence of Joe Johnson (right calf contusion), the Hawks' leading scorer, it was the ninth time it had been beaten by a team missing one of its top two or three players.

The Star Tribune also compiles a list of the games mentioned above.