Friday, March 16, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/16

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
But there it is: Despite an 8-15 record since he took over as coach, despite a road losing streak that has run to eight games, the Timberwolves woke up Thursday morning to see that, thanks to yet another Clippers loss, the eighth and final playoff spot was just a half-game away.

Youngblood writes that only four Western Conference teams have fewer road wins than the Wolves and their 9-22 record.

Ricky Davis on the team's 5-game road trip which starts tonight:
"Even though we've been playing bad, we're still right there," Ricky Davis said. "So I guess it's meant to be. I think it can make us or break us. ... Five games. Hopefully we go 3-2 at the worst."

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press looks at the Wolves and the other teams fighting for the final playoff spot.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
If he feels he needs it, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is willing to buy a draft pick by June, although it would cost him at least $2 million.

From Sid Hartman:
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said the team will definitely insist on arbitration before they pay any money to suspended player Eddie Griffin, who was waived by the team and will released if he goes unclaimed.

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
The organization announced Wednesday that at least 41.6 percent of season-ticket seats at Target Center (7,766 seats) will be reduced for next season.
Team President Chris Wright said the reductions reflect the team's performance on the court. The Wolves are seven games under .500.

The Wolves kickoff their roadtrip tonight at Golden State.