Wolves Updates 5/12Tony Mejia/CBS Sportsline on whether he thinks the team could get an "impact player" at the No 6 or 7 spot in the draft:
They should, but past history indicates they'll find a way to muck it up. Minnesota's best bet is to luck out and grab one of the top two picks. Not even the Timberwolves front office would be able to screw that up.
From Preetom Bhattacharya/HoopsWorld:
Kevin Garnett reportedly will not be asking for a trade and the Timberwolves would love nothing more than to keep their star attraction even though the franchise is operating in the red with him on the roster. Imagine how bad ticket sales would be if Minnesota fans felt the team was in rebuilding mode - the consensus seems to be that they'll be better off letting him walk and breaking even when he opts for free agency than taking comparable salaries back and sell less tickets.
Marc Berman/New York Post on Isiah Thomas:
Thomas has his eye on Pau Gasol, O'Neal and Kevin Garnett during summer trade talks and free agent Vince Carter.