Saturday, March 24, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/24

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Garnett responded to Wittman's concern that the team lacks vocal leadership by saying it's sometimes "draining" to get himself ready to play as well as the entire team.

"If you lead, they will follow," Garnett said. "If they don't, then so be it. I'm not a baby sitter. I guess at times he feels some people should speak up. Well, he has a voice too. The dilemmas that are on this team don't just fall off on one person. We all collectively have to deal with them."

KG on new Gophers coach Tubby Smith, an assistant on the Team USA squad for which Garnett played:
"I'm happy for him. Tubby's going to do well for the school, man," Garnett said. "I hope I get to run into him one of these days or at least say 'What's up?' That's my guy. Funny guy, real cool guy. Good for kids. Very structural person. Very well-educated in his basketball teachings. Knows what he's doing. Very confident man."

According to the voters at True Hoop, Kurt at Forum Blue & Gold's proposed deal to bring Garnett to the Lakers was the best among the offers for KG submitted by bloggers on behalf of their teams.

Kelly Dwyer/ lists Garnett at #5 in his weekly player rankings.

From Sid Hartman:
The Wolves, with a good chance to keep their No. 1 draft choice and not give it up to the Clippers if they finish in the bottom 10, have scouts at every NCAA region in the tournament. General Manager Jim Stack is in East Rutherford, Vice President Kevin McHale is in St. Louis, Zarko Durisic, the director of player personnel, is in San Jose, and assistant general managers Rob Babcock and Fred Hoiberg are in San Antonio.