Saturday, June 09, 2007

Wolves Updates 6/9

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Wittman called Sichting soon after the season ended and asked him to consider rejoining the staff. The more Sichting thought about it, the more it seemed like a good fit, he said, especially because of his relationship with Wittman.

"We're putting the band back together, like the Blues Brothers, I guess," Sichting joked.

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Sichting, who started work Thursday, said he will focus mainly on the offensive side of the ball. "[Wittman] wants me to concentrate quite a bit on the offense, getting it to where it fits our personnel," he said.

Mike Waters/The Post-Standard on Syracuse University forward Demetris Nichols:
In the coming weeks, Nichols is scheduled to work out for Miami, Seattle, Minnesota, Golden State, Portland, San Antonio and Houston, according to his agent, Bill Duffy.

From Sam Smith/Chicago Tribune:
The Timberwolves blew it last summer when the Bulls offered Chandler, Deng and the No. 2 pick. Having Garnett two years with Ben Wallace would have been worth the shot. It doesn't seem to be anymore, and I think Minnesota now rides it out, lets Garnett leaves and says they did everything to keep him and hope that assuages the fans. It won't. Figure the Lakers make a run at him after next season, though all they have is the exception...

Sekou Smith/Atlanta Journal-Constitution proposes a trade that would send KG to the Hawks:
This is admittedly a pipe dream, as Garnett refuses to demand that the Timberwolves trade him. But paired with Joe Johnson and Josh Smith, Garnett would make the Hawks an instant playoff factor in the East.