Wolves Updates 7/6From Jon Krawczynski/AP Sports:
Assuming the Wolves do not make a deal for Garnett in the next few months - and all signs point to that being the case - the two sides will no doubt have some fences to mend when coaches and players reconvene.
On the Wolves D-League affiliate:
The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today their NBA affiliates for the 2007-08 season, their second campaign in the NBA Development League. Sioux Falls will keep the Minnesota Timberwolves as an affiliate for the second straight season...
From Jeff Caplan/Star-Telegram:
An Internet report Wednesday suggested that owner Mark Cuban is pushing trade talks for Minnesota's Kevin Garnett, but an NBA source said the Mavs are not interested in making any big deals at this time.
On the Celtics assistant coach opening, Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald writes that Dwane Casey is "still in the mix after losing out on the head coaching job with Seattle."
Chad Courrier/Mankato Free Press on Kevin McHale.
Charles Hallman/Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder on the team's draft picks.
Coach Wittman on Mpls North grad Kammron Taylor:
"He just needs to continue to develop and work," said Timberwolves Coach Randy Wittman, "whether that means going and making a team or going to the NBDL or CBA or oversea."
From Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald:
And as crazy as it may seem, the Celts may still be leaving the porch light on for Kevin Garnett. There appears to be no chance Ainge will sleep until he sees the Timberwolves star in another uniform.
From Sid Hartman:
The Timberwolves could start five top draft choices in Las Vegas in their summer league: Rashad McCants, Randy Foye, Craig Smith, Corey Brewer and Chris Richard.
From Michael Rosenberg/Fox Sports:
Oh, Garnett will go eventually. But the time to do it was before this year's draft, one of the deepest in years — there were building blocks to be had. Now McHale's options are more limited, and he might actually have to go into the season with Garnett on the roster, even though Garnett is sure to opt out of his deal next summer.