Monday, April 16, 2007

Wolves Updates 4/16

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press writes that "Wittman sure didn't sound confident" about Garnett returning for tonight's game at Denver.

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune on a hoops inspired piece of art from Brant Kingman.
"Because sports heroes are worshiped in an almost god-like fashion today," Kingman said, "I wanted to tell the tongue-in-cheek story of that American devotion."

The Lexington Herald-Leader on Dwane Casey:
Acknowledging his anxiety to stay busy, Casey said he plans to work a camp in China in May and another in Italy in June.

Charley Rosen/Fox Sports grades the Western Conference teams and gives the Wolves an "F":
As long as Garnett continues to be vastly overrated, the T-Wolves will be toothless.

From Peter Vecsey/The New York Post:
How soon before Isiah Thomas coordinates the Kevin Garnett acquisition? From what I read in these parts, the Knicks have what it'll take to import him from Minnesota once he decides he wants out. Imagine co-mingling Garrett's non-supporting cast and Thomas' outcasts. Yup, that's who the Timberwolves aspire to be, last season's Knicks.

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
In the end, it often comes down to respecting the game, which, sadly, the Timberwolves again seemingly are failing to do. They took Garnett out for the last games of the season, apparently to keep from losing another draft pick, this time to the Clippers in the Marko Jaric trade if it's not in the top 10.

Garnett himself had complained about reduced minutes.

"Whenever I prepare, it's for 48-plus minutes," he said.

Difficult to see him not seeking to get traded this summer.