Monday, June 11, 2007

Wolves Updates 6/11

From Sid Hartman:
The Timberwolves will continue to work out prospects for the NBA draft today with Chris Richard of Florida, Herbert Hill of Providence and Anthony Tolliver of Creighton on hand at Target Center. Two of the players scheduled for Wednesday are Dustin Salisbury of Temple and Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen.

Friday will be big with a great group to Corey Brewer of Florida, Julian Wright of Kansas, Florida State's Al Thornton and Thaddeus Young of Georgia Tech.

Matt Youmans of The Las Vegas Review-Journal on sports bettors' reactions to tanking in the NBA:
The outcome of several games late in the regular season seemed almost predetermined to many league observers, a group that included bookmakers and gamblers...

"I definitely was playing against Minnesota, Memphis and Boston. It was very apparent to the betting public that those teams were tanking games,"said handicapper Jim Kruger or

From Dime Magazine:
Oregonian writer Jason Quick has said the Blazers have been offered “two Western Conference Hall of Famers” for the No. 1 pick and turned both offers down; the only player Portland would take for the No. 1 pick is LeBron. So who are those HOF guys that were offered? Kevin Garnett is probably one...

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
Garnett has an option to become a free agent after next season, which would seem to make him almost untradeable—how much could a team afford to give up knowing Garnett could leave after one season? And how little could Minnesota afford to take for its last (only) true asset?