Lang Whitaker/SLAM Online talks to Garnett, who graces the cover of the newest issue in green, about the trade from Minnesota
Glen Taylor just basically told me that he was going in another direction. Out of all this, man, that was the hardest part. Just like I was telling my friends and my people, the hardest thing in anything is when you put your heart and soul into something and you walk a straight line and you try to do things the right way, and you stay professional and you stay positive, even through thick times. And then someone tells you, “You know what? I’m not feeling this no more.” He let me know that he lost a lot of money last year, and he let me know that he wanted a change. And I had to honor that.
It wasn’t like I went to him and said, “Move me!” I wanted to better the team. Talk to me with some vets, because vets make the game easier if you know how to play; they teach young guys. So when I went to him to voice my opinion, I was pretty much gone at that point. Plus, I think Glen’s loyalty is to Kevin McHale, and I had to swallow that. So that’s what it was. I was kind of hurt by it, but he’s known Kevin long enough, he’s believed in Kevin, so that’s what it is. That’s how I chalked it up...
Click here for the game thread for tonight's preseason game at Memphis.
Mike Trudell/Timberwolves site talks to assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff about tonight's matchup.
The coming week is an important week for this team to continue to develop chemistry, as well as continuing to learn how to execute. Randy Foye and Sebastian Telfair's inability to contribute--or their limited contributions--does not bode well for the beginning portions of the year.
Training Camp Central has the team's game schedule for this week as well as interviews with some of the players.