Wolves Updates 5/21From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Don't think the Chicago Bulls aren't glad that the Timberwolves a year ago never seriously considered their offer of Luol Deng (22 years old), Tyson Chandler (24) and Chris Duhon (24), plus two first-round draft picks (one of which the Bulls ended up using for Tyrus Thomas, who is 20), for Kevin Garnett.
The Bulls, who have a promising future with those players (who also happen to be good citizens), wouldn't come close to making that offer to Minnesota again.
Some Timberwolves' season-ticket holders are fuming over the reassignment of Jeff Munneke, who for years has been the public face of the franchise as far as good will and customer service.
From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
If the Timberwolves happen to jump from No. 7 in the preliminary odds to No. 1, I believe they finally would deal Kevin Garnett to put in place an Oden/Conley building project, something to get excited about. Plus, Oden needs someone like Conley. Despite Oden's high skill level, he's a more passive personality, whereas Conley is a born leader. The pairing would provide Oden the comfort zone he needs to ease his transition.
From Michael Rand/Star Tribune:
The Timberwolves, instead of finding a better pig, have turned Kevin McHale into one of too many chickens to list. Owner Glen Taylor said in a Star Tribune story last week, "I will be more involved with the process." That's not strong enough for anyone to believe another failed season will be blamed on "I" instead of "we."
From Tom Powers/Pioneer Press:
To this day I wonder how a bit of luck on lottery day might have changed the entire franchise. Heck, the Wolves don't need good luck. They just don't need any more bad luck.
From the St. Cloud Times:
It's almost as though the hands of the basketball gods reach down and flick the Wolves' pingpong balls out of the way each and every year.