Monday, March 19, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/19

Mad Dog on Kobe Bryant elbowing Marko Jaric in the face during the Lakers last game at the Target Center:
"I played with Kobe Bryant for three years. I know him on and off the court," said Madsen before Sunday's Lakers-Timberwolves game at Staples Center. "Kobe Bryant is not a dirty player. But what happens is that Kobe Bryant plays harder than 99% of the players in this league. That's what makes him so talented. Kobe plays clean. He plays hard."

Craig at The Association points out that Jaric wears Kobe Bryant shoes:
I thought he may have worn them just to taunt Mamba, but he's been wearing them all season. Maybe Kobe threw an elbow because Jaric doesn't live up to the Nike Air Zoom name.

Britt Robson/On The Ball writes on last night's game and why Randy Foye should play over Mike James for the rest of the season, "regardless of their performances."

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Timberwolves coach Randy Wittman started Randy Foye at point guard on Sunday. The move isn't an indication that Wittman has shifted his focus to the future...

"I still haven't had anybody jump up and say this should be my job," Wittman said.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
With 18 points and 11 assists Sunday, James played as if he was trying to show that he, not Foye, deserved a second chance to start.

"It's tough to be starting, to be averaging over 30 minutes a game [for 50 games], to be coming off the bench wondering if you're going to get a DNP [did not play] or not," James said. "Especially when I know I'm a better player than that."

From Sid Hartman:
The Wolves asked waivers on suspended forward Eddie Griffin knowing that nobody is going to claim him and pay his remaining salary.