Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/27

Stephen Litel/City Pages Sports blog interviews Ricky Davis and asks about the team's performance this season, the player's reputation as a "locker room cancer," and how he'd feel about coming off the bench:
I'm always willing to do something nice, but that was something that I was better at in my younger days. I'm going to be a starter and I'm going to stay a starter, so we'll just keep it like that...

Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site with a "behind the scenes" look at Randy Foye.

Brett at NBA Fanhouse posts video of Garnett's game-winning shot in Sunday's win over Portland.

Brian Murphy/Pioneer Press on Foye's performance in Sunday's game:
It was the fourth time in the past nine games Foye reached double digits in the final quarter, and seventh such game this season. His shooting and free throw percentages are considerably higher in the fourth quarter and overtime, revealing a competitiveness that has made Foye a go-to guy down the stretch.

NBA.com's rookie rankings list Craig Smith at #5 for this week. In the overall rankings, Foye is at #7 and Smith is at #8.

Ricky Davis on the team's playoff chances:
"I'm tired of watching for the playoffs," Davis said after his defense had helped the Wolves beat Portland 94-93 at Target Center on Sunday. "I think I'm just going to come in and we have to play each game. The more we watch, the more we lose."

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
Could the Timberwolves be so bereft of ideas and motivation they'd continue the way they are going? Their hand may finally be forced because friends believe Garnett will force his way out after this season. Given his opt-out status, it's too big a risk for almost any team to offer much for Garnett. Except one: The Lakers. Garnett lives in Malibu and is known to be coveted by the Lakers, among others, of course. And Kobe Bryant would be the perfect teammate given he is the finisher Garnett lacks.

A preview of tonight's game against the Sonics.