Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Unpleasantness in Minnesota

Don't worry, Californians and North Carolinians coming to visit; it's like a sauna up here. But apart from the (much too late) news that Tarvaris Jackson is starting Thursday, Minnesota is not pleasant right now.

Allen Iverson was traded to the Nuggets for a decent player, an average player, and two first round draft picks. The T-Wolves didn't have the draft picks to make it worth the Sixers while. Why? Because essentially, Kevin McHale traded Sam Cassell, Wally Szerbiak, and two first round picks for Marko Jaric, Ricky Davis, and Mark Blount. I say McHale is a worse GM than Isaiah Thomas, and he's near Matt Millen territory (only KG has propped the franchise up and prevented total disaster). I'm pretty sure Iverson is better than Jaric, Davis, and Blount. That could have been us had McHale not pissed away the draft picks. McHale is personally sucking the life out of interest in basketball in this state.

And once again Pat Williams was not voted to the Pro Bowl. Last year he was noticeably dominant; he surprisingly became one of my favorite Vikings, and Dr. Z said he'd never seen such a dominant season from a nose tackle. This year Pat Williams (not Kevin Williams, who did make the Pro Bowl) was the anchor of a run defense that is historically good. This is the best interior defensive lineman I've ever seen. I wish the rest of the NFL could appreciate him like Minnesotans have been able to.

5 comments:

  1. "Because essentially, Kevin McHale traded Sam Cassell, Wally Szerbiak, and two first round picks for Marko Jaric, Ricky Davis, and Mark Blount."

    Yikes. That isn't pretty at all.

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  2. Ugh.

    The Timberwolves are a joke and a sad one at that.

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  3. Even more painful- the Nuggets deal for Iverson included Joe Smith, whose contract mismanagement by T-Wolves brass ignited the beginning of the end.

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