Thursday, August 09, 2007

Updates Part II

Via MNSportsFans. a short video of Ricky Davis at the LA Stars Charity All-Star Game talking about being a mentor to the younger guys on the team.

From via Hoopshype:
Marko Jaric: "I'm not happy with the Kevin Garnett trade. We're not expected to win and I want to be with a team that fights for the title. If it's not the Wolves, it must be another team."

Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site on losing Garnett and the team's future.
Cool. But what does this all mean in real NBA terms? You can think of it, to an extent, as the Chicago Bulls model: stockpiling a lot of high draft picks, working hard to develop them collectively, and eventually bringing in a few established veterans with the cap space and picks as the final pieces to the proverbial pie. The Wolves can now, realistically, do just that; there is light in the Minnesota sky.

From Chris Clarke/End Of The Bench:
In a move that has sent shockwaves through the NBA, former Celtics Danny Ainge and Kevin McHale jointly announced today that they are each contemplating comebacks with the Celtics for the upcoming 2007-2008 season.

In a chat on ESPN, David Thorpe replies that it's "simply unknown at this point" how Rashad McCants fits into the team's plans.

Update: Thanks to commenter Carlos for pointing out another Wolves related question posed to Thorpe.

Shawn (Rochester, MN): Hi David. Who will be the starting SG for the Wolves in a year or two? Green, McCants, or Brewer?

David Thorpe: Brewer is simply not a 2.