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Kevin Garnett got traded.

Not like, recently, but he got traded back in 2007 when the dream of the Minnesota Timberwolves putting something significant around one of the greatest all around players ever to lace up the kicks had been taken off of life support. Because of the soul-sucking numbness that trade caused 25-year old Zach Harper (YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT! THIRD PERSON TALK, SON!), the eventual trade of Kevin Love hasn’t left me devastated or annoyed or angry. It’s just been something that we all knew was a possibility when David Kahn put the Wolves in the situation of three years with an opt out.

I won’t pretend I was outraged at the time. I wrote that it put pressure on the organization and it was something that would force them to become good or risk losing him. I’m a big fan of forcing the cream to rise to the top because it weeds out who belongs and who doesn’t belong. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for the Wolves. Their two best chances at making the playoffs came the last two seasons. In 2012-13, they were decimated by injuries and couldn’t field decent teams. In 2013-14, the Wolves simply weren’t good enough and the clock was ticking on Kevin Love’s free agency.

Love will be traded. He’s not going to stay. And it’s on the Wolves’ management/owner/coach to bring back the best return in a deal that will almost always be a losing cause. Therein lies the problem of the entire situation.  Continue Reading…

The Timberwolves have new uniforms!

Well, they kind of have new uniforms. It’s really just last year’s unis but they’ve been altered to look less like the stuff you’d see when you move the Jacksonville Jaguars to Mexico City in Madden 11. Check out the differences from last year to this year.

I actually really like the subtle touches they’ve done here. Taking the green out is good and the numbers look much better. It looks like a Wolf no longer stenciled this stuff out.

Nice part of the unveiling was they got future (fingers crossed!) Wolves Ricky Rubio and Harrison Barnes to model the new jerseys and shorts:

I haven’t been this excited since the new phone books arrived.