Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wolves Updates 6/30

Phil Mackey/KFAN on a Friday morning interview with Fred Hoiberg (click here to listen) :
Hoiberg dismissed the idea that a trade with Boston was imminent, and he also dismissed 99% of the rumors that floated around over the past two weeks.

“Every team in the NBA called about him,” said Hoiberg. “For a deal to be worthwhile for KG, it has to be really special and it has to be something that will make the organization better in the long run. We plan on going forward with Kevin and adding another young piece.”

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
...Wittman said the fact that Garnett wasn't moved by draft day is proof of how much the team values him.
"He's too valuable to us to just make a deal to make a deal," Wittman said. "As I said before, I hope he is here [in October]. But those are decisions that the owner and management will look at."

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Wittman said the team would actively pursue trades and other moves in free agency to improve the roster.

From John Hollinger/ESPN:
Special kudos also are due to Kevin McHale for taking two Florida guys -- looks like his remote was his main scouting tool again. I think Corey Brewer will be a decent role player but not much more; I doubt Chris Richard will be even that.

From Kevin Ding/OC Register:
McHale's use of the phrase, "I assume," leaves the door ajar, it seems. Folks in Minny are probably reading that comment differently and thinking the crisis has passed; I don't think that's true...

From Patrick Reusse/Star Tribune:
So, how about this twist of current wisdom at the top of the 2007 drafts: the Vikings and the Wolves have offered optimism, and the Twins and the Wild much skepticism.