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David Kahn thinks the Wolves will be players in free agency. Good luck with that.

Jun 27, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for timberwolves_logo.gifYou can say this for David Kahn. He’s not lacking for confidence. 

The vexing General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves told the Star Tribune that they planned on being active in this summer’s free agency session. And we’re not talking just the lower level guys who you would expect to consider Minnesota. No, no. The toppermost of the second-most-toppermost
The article states that Kahn and his associates took a list of free agent names, crossed off the ones who were too old or didn’t fit with their team (delicate balance of brilliance it currently is) and then crossed off three names who they didn’t think they could reasonably expect to sign. 
Three names. 
For fun, let’s call these three hypothetical free agents Schmeschmon Schmames, Shmyane Schmade, and Schmis Shmoss. 
That would still leave guys like Carlos Boozer, David Lee, and Amar’e freaking Stoudemire as guys that Kahn expects to be able to lob offers for. 
Okay, let’s throw out all the stuff about how Minnesota is so miserable weather-wise that Ricky Rubio has to be dragged there kicking and screaming. Let’s toss out the fact that the last relevant musical group from there was either Prince or the Replacements, depending on when you think each made it (the Hold Steady would also technically qualify). Let’s just focus on basketball. 
Kahn is going into next season planning on trading Al Jefferson who is considered a phenomenal post player, and starting Darko Milicic, who’s really only good for a rant in which he threatens to do illegal things to officials’ daughters
None of this creates a lot of confidence in their ability to sign marquee guys to big deals in a summer that will be the most competitive ever for teams trying to remake their squads. 
Kahn’s draft night moves made people baffled as to what exactly it was he was doing. Now they know. He’s engaging in a complete departure from reality. 
  1. Anonymous - Jun 27, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    minnesota music: don’t forget atmosphere, the vanguard act of indie hip-hop.

  2. Pat - Jun 27, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    I think we get that you don’t like the Timberwolves. Even the most dedicated fan has to scratch their head at various moves, but come on to you have to lambaste the entire state.

  3. Ryan - Jun 27, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Wow. What an amazing take on basketball. Like Pat said we get it. The wolves stink. I live in MN and I would much rather live here with seasons, lakes, and beautiful Norwegian women than in the ass backwards state of Texas where you live. Get off your “F”ing high horse. Matt Moore is a joke.

  4. dan - Jun 27, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Matt Moore is an incompetent d-bag

  5. Jake - Jun 27, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    It’s 80 degrees and sunny here in Minneapolis, how is it where you live?
    Rip the T’wolves as much as you want, they deserve it, but why the animosity for the state? If this franchise was in Dallas or LA (clippers anyone?) or Florida, I doubt there would be many takers. Success will attract free agents.
    Lebron wants to go to Chicago. Obviously it is a bigger city, but last I checked it has basically the same weather as Minnesota. The Green Bay Packers had this problem in the 80’s, people assumed nobody wanted to play there because of the small town or the climate, but when they had some success on the field, attracting free agents like Reggie White or Charles Woodson wasn’t a big issue anymore.
    Again, attack Kahn or the the Timbewolves if you want, but please don’t rip on the whole state because our NBA team sucks.

  6. Really - Jun 27, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    I love when hacks who have never been to MN comment.. No music?? That right there proved you have no idea about Minneapolis.. Besides LA, NY and maybe Chicago, MN has one of the best local music scenes around.
    Out of all people to comment, a guy who lives in the worst state in America…Texas!

  7. wow - Jun 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    No one can defend the Wolves (off the court, that is), but you really showed your ignorance with your cute little line about the music scene.

  8. Lance - Jun 28, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Gonna have to join in questioning the need to trash the entire state. The team’s awful and deserves the bullets, but the rest of the stuff is pretty unnecessary.

  9. Matt - Jun 28, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    NBA Teams with cold winters:
    – Chicago
    – Milwaukee
    – New York
    – Boston
    – Philadelphia
    – Cleveland
    – Toronto
    – Detroit
    – New Jersey
    – Washington
    – Denver
    – Portland
    – Utah
    Matt Moore, please NEVER write a story on here again. Any squirrel in the forest can recognize the Wolves are not a good NBA team…WE KNOW, EVERYONE KNOWS! But just as everyone else has said, to blast the state for being cold…and to blast us for “only” producing two of the most recognized musicians ever (Prince and Bob Dylan, who you didnt even mention in your schatty article), is just ridiculous, and you should be removed of all your computer privileges. Go jump in a lake….we have plenty beautiful ones up here to choose from. Jackass.
    And on a sidenote, ironically the two words the site is having me type in to confirm my post are “inbred write”. I can only assume this is implying that Matt Moore is an inbred douche bag, which is just hilarious and awesome. the words im about to type to confirm this post are honest to god “inbred write”. Awesome.

  10. Anonymous - Jun 28, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Matt (the previous poster not the dbag “journalist” if you can call him that)
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. “inbred write” HAHAHAHAHA.
    Go f*ck yourself Moore.

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