There was, for a change, no armchair psychoanalyzing of Kevin Garnett’s mood. No probing for the Big Ticket’s views on Kevin McHale’s summer maneuvers. No speculation about a possible mega-deal by the trading deadline, and certainly no softballs lobbed to elicit the old "I’m ‘Sota” refrain.
There was none of that Friday, because there was no Kevin Garnett.
Said Jefferson: "When I went back to Boston to get my stuff, I heard he got my locker, so I figured I’d return the favor and get his locker."
Randy Foye said of the trade. "I always thought I’d get at least two or
three years to play with him. His name was always brought up during the
trading deadline, but I was just like, it won’t happen."
Ricky Davis was not in attendance during the media session because, according to the team, he was sick and at the doctor’s office.
FromRick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
McHale said he has told Richard’s agent to be patient because the Wolves might make another move first…
Guard Rashad McCants said he feels "totally healthy" for the first time since college. He said he feels a big increase in his quickness as well, a positive sign for a player a year and a half removed from right knee surgery.
In his article atHoopsworld, Stephen Litel wonders if Ricky Davis really has "the flu." He also notes that Trent Hassell seemed like he did not care, Mark Blount "looked lost," and Marko Jaric "has barely cracked a smile since arriving in the Twin Cities."
Laurence Farah/Timberwolves site with Craig Smith’s response to "which two Wolves players he thinks have a great opportunity to step up and lead the team this season":