The Warriors announced yesterday that they have signed Troy Hudson (Click on the link to see a pic of T-Hud outfitted in a Golden State jersey)
“We’re excited to add a player of Troy’s caliber to our team,” said Mullin. “He’s had a productive NBA career and, most importantly, will provide us with additional depth in the backcourt. He has the ability to run a team and some of his other strengths – such as three-point shooting – will fit in well with our style of play.”
Stephen Litel/Downtown Journal is starting a regular column and forum at the paper called The Exchange.
Happy 23rd Birthday to Rashad McCants.
Tim Chisolm/TSN.ca with a season preview of the team.
But all of those are issues to come. Right now this team has to be applauded to some degree for fast tracking their future. One need only look to teams like New Jersey, Indiana or Sacramento as examples of teams who can't or couldn't let go of the past and are now mired in mediocrity with little hope of promise. Minnesota may have waited a year or two too long to make that connection, but at least the synapses fired before they lost Garnett for nothing, either via free agency soon or retirement later. If there was one thing that this management team has proven for the last twelve years is that they were utterly incapable of building a supporting cast around KG. Now they just have to avoid making the same mistakes with Al Jefferson.
Sean Deveney/Sporting News on offseason moves in the Western Conference.
I wasn't a big fan of the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, because there were other possibilities that seemed more intriguing. But the haul that the Timberwolves got -- primarily Al Jefferson and Theo Ratliff's expiring contract -- was decent enough. And it's good for everyone that Garnett has moved on, so this seems to be the right spot for the Timberwolves.
Jonah Keri/ESPN includes both Kevin McHale and assistant Rob Babcock on his list of "GM's we love to hate."
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will be the featured speaker today at the Dunkers breakfast at the Minneapolis Club.