Saturday, April 21, 2007

Wolves Updates 4/21

In's overall rookie rankings, Craig Smith comes in at #7 followed by Randy Foye at #8.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press breaks down Kevin McHale's statements from Thursday's press conference.

Alonzo also writes that owner Glen Taylor's "never say never" comments regarding trading Garnett "don't reveal anything the owner hasn't said in the past."

From Bob Sansevere/Pioneer Press:
It's not in McHale's DNA to walk away. The things that made him a terrific basketball player - pride, determination, a refusal to give up - are the same things that keep him from quitting as the Wolves' vice president of basketball operations.

Inside Hoops with some of Garnett's postgame interview from the April win over the Knicks.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Wolves coach Randy Wittman talked after Wednesday's game about how the team needed significant changes to become competitive again. He said he hoped the team's powers that be felt the same way. After talking face to face with McHale, Wittman is convinced the two are on the same page.

From Patrick Reusse/Star Tribune:
Many folks filling the Xcel Energy Center are not there strictly as hockey fans. They are looking for sports entertainment in whatever form. They are buying high-priced Wild tickets, and laughing at the basketball team they used to support in Minneapolis.