Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/22

Some People's Kids, the originators of the "Free Bracey Wright" movement, got the player to respond to questions they sent him regarding his play, the coaching change, his tattoos, and whether Marko Jaric stinks.

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune writes that the following comment from Garnett "showed that he doesn't have the impact on others, at least with this group, that a franchise player and future Hall of Famer ought to":

"Each one of us is motivated differently. I'm motivated right now for the playoffs and that's my goal, personally. Sometimes you find yourself only controlling yourself. So if I lead, hopefully they'll follow. Half the time they will."

Coach Wittman believes the team doesn't always "stick together when a tough moment comes up":
"There's not a guy that plays a perfect game," Wittman said. "Guys make mistakes. We've got to lift those guys up when those situations happen instead of being on them for making mistakes."

From Jesse Noyes/The Boston Herald:
Fenway Sports Group has been talking with the National Basketball Association about sending musical acts on a mini-tour of basketball games around the country in upcoming seasons, said Mark Lev, FSG’s executive vice president. It’s already talked to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards, Lev said.

Stephen Litel/City Pages Sports blog on why he thinks Garnett will remain with the Wolves:
Therefore, he has accepted his place in the NBA landscape. He knows—as unfortunate as it may be for someone with the career he has had—that helping to continue the development of Foye, McCants and Smith are his best chance to ever even sniff a playoff berth again. Not to mention that the Wolves will also be adding that lottery pick this summer.