Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bloggers Minute: Skepticism of the Ostrich

Early Tuesday morning, Wolves GM Kevin McHale indicated that he was "not thrilled" about the idea of receiving Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for 10-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett.

Phew. I was worried there for a minute.

And now I am again. You see, McHale should not have been thrilled about nearly every trade or free agent move he's made in his career. His trades have exposed his longtime obsession with Ricky Davis as well as his subpar talent evaluation skills -- you know Marko Jaric is better value than Sam Cassell (did I mention that Cassell's Clippers nearly made the playoffs this year?) and Terrell Brandon is a franchise point guard, right? His free agent moves include use of the mid-level exception (which makes or breaks many an NBA team) on studs like Michael Olowokandi and Troy Hudson (who did indeed have his fifteen er... five minutes of fame), as well as other signings like Eddie Griffin or Anthony Carter. His draft picks? Two all-stars, Szczerbiak and the Big Ticket -- in 12 years.

So, with all that in mind, I damned well hope McHale is sick to his stomach about unloading Garnett for something other than a lottery pick -- this team is young, this team has some talent, and it does not need another malcontented journeyman like Odom joining the fray. That team already exists, it's called the Boston Celtics. Hmm... Maybe that explains it.

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