Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wolves Updates 6/16

Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune on whether Garnett could "agree in advance of a trade to waive his opt-out clause":
Yes, he can. It's been done in the NBA. I think Antonio McDyess did that when he was traded to the Knicks and I think Nick Van Exel gave up an option year to go to the Mavs. But it's doubtful Garnett would and I agree he's not the kind of guy who would try to hurt his former team, though I hear his relations with McHale aren't that good anymore.

Randy Foye is ready and looking forward to being the team's starting point guard next season.

Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press writes that Al Thornton "separated himself from the bunch" and impressed the team during Friday's workout. On Corey Brewer's performance:
Brewer, 21, didn't show the same aggressive demeanor as Thornton, but as a lock-down defender with better size (6-8), he's an attractive prospect as well.

Also from Alonzo:
Wolves forward Craig Smith has changed his body and appears to be more fit. He said he's lost seven to 10 pounds and wants to drop an additional five. Wittman said it's not the number of pounds lost that's important, but rather Smith's body composition, which is leaner and more toned.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
The Wolves will continue their workouts Monday with four more players: Minnesota State Mankato guard Luke Anderson; Virginia Tech forward Coleman Collins; Iowa guard Adam Haluska; Australian guard Brad Newley; and Syracuse forward Demetris Nichols.

From Tim Chisolm/
The thing about McHale is that his moves individually are rarely that galling. However, look at all of the moves he's made as a GM since drafting Garnett and they are alarming in their mediocrity, much like the team he represents... with the Wolves' State of the Cap.