Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I wish I could just quit the Timberwolves
I might be disappointed with the Timberwolves' bad lottery luck this season if I had ever believed anything good would ever happen with the franchise. But I don't, so getting the third pick is entirely expected. They've played 19 seasons and won two playoff series. Kevin Garnett (who has now won as many playoff series in one season in Boston as he won in 12 seasons here) may as well have never even been on the team for all it did (I actually wish he hadn't been--since they didn't ever get to the Finals anyway, it would have been no worse to pass on Garnett and see the team built entirely differently over the past 13 seasons, and it might have been better). So the Wolves get the third pick, and because they're incompetently run they'll probably pass on the potential superstar (O.J. Mayo) to get another bum who will at best put up some sort of numbers because he plays on a team that can't win 30 games, and at worst be so bad he can't get playing time on a team that can't win 30 games.