Friday, August 03, 2007

Wolves Updates 8/3

According to Charley Walters/Pioneer Press, Garnett was looking for the Wolves to give him a $60 million, three year contract extension.

"If he wanted $12 million, $12 million and $12 million instead, I would have signed him," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said Thursday...

During a six-week period leading up to the Garnett trade, an eight-member Wolves committee met five times to discuss franchise strategy that included whether to trade Garnett. Members were Taylor, Kevin McHale, Rob Moor, Randy Wittman, Fred Hoiberg, Jim Stack, Rob Babcock and Zarko Durisic.

Taylor said that "
everyone came to the same conclusion..."

Britt Robson/On The Ball with an in-depth look at the team's current status.
I expect to see the Wolves flounder for at least a year or two, but can't help but notice the dim light at the end of a long tunnel...

The latest Hoops Addict podcast features discussion on the Garnett trade.

From Sid Hartman:
Sheldon Burns, the team physician for the Timberwolves, Vikings and Wild, is the chief medical director for the U.S. basketball team in the upcoming World University Games in Thailand. Burns, who has been a doctor for the U.S. Olympic team for many years, will continue the job at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Wolves had an option on Bracey Wright, the team's second-round pick in 2005 out of Indiana, but they decided not to pick him up.

Click here for more screenshots of KG from NBA Live 08.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune with highlights from the team's schedule for the upcoming season.