Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/14

According to Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune, though Eddie Griffin was waived yesterday, his contract situation could still end up in arbitration. Youngblood says that owner Glen Taylor "made it sound as if no real agreement had been reached" between the organization and Griffin's reps on the remainder of the player's contract.

"I think we just made a decision that, let's get it over with, part ways," said Wolves owner Glen Taylor. "And so we waived him, and we'll see what happens with that."

KG on Coach Wittman's statements that some on the team are acting selfishly :
"We have a lot of different issues on this team, not just with players," Garnett said. "I think [Wittman] is trying to get everybody motivated and keep guys motivated."

Stephen Litel/City Pages Sports Blog asks Larry Bird about Garnett's "place in the history books":
"There are a lot of competitors in this league. Usually the ones who have had the most success are the top competitors. That's the way it has always been," said Bird.

Coach Wittman on Marko Jaric's performance in last night's win:
"I thought he played with a freer mind than he had previously."

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Wolves coach Randy Wittman continued to laud point guard Troy Hudson for his ability to push the team into its offense quickly. But he said Hudson's performance at the position since moving into the starting lineup March 4 has been up and down, just like that of fellow point guards Mike James and Randy Foye.

Charley Walters/Pioneer Press on owner Glen Taylor:
Instead, Taylor has directed coach Randy Wittman, who is virtually certain to return as coach next season, to try to win each of the Wolves' remaining games "and see what happens, see what guys can do what.

Dan Barreiro/KFAN on Mark Blount:
Mark Blount is a 7-foot shooting guard, though he can't guard shooting guards, or get to the free-throw line like shooting guards are supposed to do. Then again, he can't guard power forwards or centers, either. His interior defense is atrocious. He won't rebound, either. Not if he can help it. That rebounding work takes tenacity, fire, maybe even aggressiveness.