Earlier today I mentioned that if Kahn's recent interview with Strib author Tom Powers was merely meant to temper expectations, and if the T-Wolves do indeed make a move at the deadline to acquire an impact perimeter scorer, then I might have to reevaluate my opinion of his performance as GM. (You can read the article HERE.)
One of the great truths of business, and of life, is to always underpromise and overdeliver. This more than any other factor is what lowers Kahn's perceived performance- the talk about "cap space" and how we were going to use that cap space to "make a singular move" that never happened. If the man had simply shut his mouth, we would have been in the same place as a franchise but would have felt better about his performance. In fact, aside from the ghastly Jonny Flynn pick and the squandering of Big Al Jefferson's trade value, I've often mentioned that Kahn seems like a very average GM. He's performed adequately for the most part, sometimes better, sometimes worse. He suffers the constant retrospective naysayers who advocated Love for Anthony Randolph trades 2 years ago, yet now insist that had Kahn listened to them the Timberwolves would be a playoff team by now. Clearly.
Since all that talk has clearly not endeared him to the fans, it is possible that he has chosen to learn from his mistakes and is simply downplaying the upcoming Deadline of Doom. Surely that has to be the case, right? I mean...