January 14, 2005


I haven’t blogged much about the Timberwolves’ free-fall (they’re now .500), probably because I haven’t been watching the games, and the “Hang Time” column in City Pages tends to be a more of authority on such matters (anyone know of any good Wolves blogs?) But I’ve been seeing plenty of stupid rash suggestions, most notably involving trading Wally Szczerbiak or firing Flip Saunders. Please. For Saunders to lose his job while Mike Tice keeps his would be the biggest travesty in Minnesota sports since Norm Green left town.

But that’s nothing compared to this idea, from the SI.com “Truth and Rumors” column:

It seems only a matter of time before Kevin Garnett says he has had enough of the Latrell Sprewells and Sam Cassells and asks out. Before he does that, the Bulls should put in a call to McHale and make the following offer: We'll give you Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler -- plus whatever spare parts you need to make the money work -- in exchange for Garnett.
-- Arlington Heights Daily Herald

Yea, great idea! Get rid of the best player in the league, get two underachieving young guys and stick them on the team with Sprewell and Cassell! I’m sure the Wolves would LOVE to do that! I’m not sure what flavor of crack they’re smoking in the Daily Herald newsroom, but I think I’d like some.

Kevin McHale would be thrown into Minnehaha Falls if he ever made that trade. It’s a move that would make the Joe Smith illegal contract look like Joe Barry Carroll-for-Robert Parish.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 14, 2005 02:04 AM

Take it from someone who's seen them play in person (even during their "hot streak"), you don't want none of Chandler (no matter how funny he was on Friends) and/or Curry (with or without rice).

Besides... you want to talk about free-fall? Check out the Jazz' record.

Posted by: James at January 16, 2005 03:15 AM
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