Sunday, March 04, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/4

Team owner Glen Taylor talks about the team, Kevin McHale, and how he's not afraid to make changes. Taylor also writes a letter to fans about a long-range plan for the organization, the basics of which are laid out in the team's "Blueprint For The Future."

Garnett is mentioned in the document as being part of this plan.
Rashad McCants, Randy Foye and Craig Smith will continue to grow and mature and with KG, will put us in a position to compete for a championship in the coming years.

Stephen Litel/SportsPage Magazine on what an unnamed player had to say about his "good mood" before the Utah game:
“Yeah, I’m loose and feeling good. I mean, what do I have to worry about? When’s the last time I had to work. I’ve never worked a day in my life.”

From Sid Hartman:
While Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has said to some media that the status of current coach Randy Wittman will be decided at the end of the year, he repeated to me Friday night that he can't see any reason why Wittman won't be back coaching the Wolves next year...

Wolves forward/center Mark Madsen, who has been sidelined by an ankle sprain, said he pushed it too much the other day and had a setback, and he now hopes to return to action next week.

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Look for Ricky Davis to be entrusted, more than ever, with the second-unit offense when Garnett sits down. The Wolves often sag when Garnett sits down -- although he was on the floor for minus-39 of the minus-52 points against Dallas and Utah -- and Wittman wants less drop-off.

Also, Wittman said he intends to use Foye off the ball, more like a shooting guard, for longer stretches. Troy Hudson could be subbed in for point guard duties during those stints.

Ryan at HoopsAddict is assembling a massive March Madness pool and is looking for others to participate.

Fred Hoiberg on Coach Wittman:
"Witt's searching right now. I know he scrimmaged (Thursday) with about four different lineups and was trying different combinations just to try to jump-start the team and get them playing hard and more consistent..."