Thursday, March 29, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/29

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Wittman said that, despite the Wolves' dwindling hopes of earning a playoff spot, he isn't ready to go into play-for-next-season mode.

"That's my goal every night: Win every game," he said. So he wasn't ready to commit more time to youngsters such as Randy Foye or Rashad McCants, at least not in a pure preparatory mode.

Coach Wittman on dealing with the blowout loss to the Sonics:
"We've got to shake it off, especially on a back to back with no time in between," he said. "We can't have any lingering effects of feeling sorry for ourselves. We all hurt with what happened (Tuesday) night."

Dan Barreiro/KFAN on how the team is trying to "solve" its problems:
You take some penny-ante marketing 101 class and concoct something called "Blueprint for the Future" and try to sell it with a straight face.

From Sid Hartman:
In defense of Kevin McHale, Taylor spoke of how the Spurs got lucky and twice won the NBA draft lottery, taking David Robinson in 1987 and then Tim Duncan in 1997. "Had McHale been that fortunate, there wouldn't be any critics," Taylor said.

Hartman also notes the following:
NBA Entertainment was here Tuesday to do work on a historical DVD on Kevin Garnett.

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
I believe Garnett will push them this summer to get him out, but won't go public knowing he can walk on his own after next season.