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Well, of course the Minnesota Timberwolves would meet with Luke Ridnour

Jul 7, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

The Minnesota Timberwolves already have Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions playing point guard, not to mention the rights to Ricky Rubio stuffed under their pillow. So naturally, David Kahn has done the only sensible thing a GM would do with two PGs under contract and fighting for minutes: try to go get Luke Ridnour. Good show, chap.

According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, Luke Ridnour will meet with the Timberwolves today, likely to try to get himself some Darko money. Minnesota is hardly a dream situation for a PG. Rubio is supposedly the team’s long-term option at the position, but as I mentioned before, there are two point guards already fighting for minutes, and I’m sure Kahn will make a run at at least three more.

Still, if free agents are looking for a cash grab regardless of positional security, Minny could be the place. First they were interested in Rudy Gay despite drafting Wesley Johnson. Then they were interested in David Lee despite having Al Jefferson and Kevin Love on the roster and recently signing Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic to free agent deals. Redundancy clearly isn’t a concern of the Kahn-meister, and he’ll pay players handsomely regardless of their fit with the team or, well, talent.

So, Luke: if you’re looking to cash in this summer, enjoy Minnesota.

  1. Luis Alis - Jul 7, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Did you ever look at what happened with Rubio as PG of Barcelona in the Spanish ACB League final playoff this year? He played great and still they lost 3-0 in a best of five series.
    Rubio has a lot to show in Europe yet, and he likes winning. He has won multiple league titles with his former Juventut team and an olimpic silver medal’s hanging from his neck, do you really think he is going to trade that and leave sunny and charming Barcelona for a small chance at the playoffs living in… Minnesota? And you know Kahn has been riding his tail, flying to Spain frequently, sitting with his representatives and sponsors, but managed to clarify nothing but futuribles. On top of that, talented spanish players tried the NBA adventure and they decided against it pretty quickly: Juan Carlos Navarro, Sergio Rodriguez. My point is, Rubio is NOT leaving Europe for the NBA unless he is going to a top tier team. So it makes sense for Kahn to pile up people at that PG spot. He probably smelled the coffee about Rubio not really feeling Minny, and when Rubio wins in Europe again (ACB League and Euroleague next year, most likely) Kahn could use that to get more money or better players from him.

  2. john - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    I cant help but find this article painfully bias, unwitty, and lacking a sense of general knowledge. I understand that journalism need personal opinion to deminstrate perspective. however this whole article seems like a weak attempt to beat on a dead joke that David Kaun targets to many PG’s. Ricky Rubio does not play in the nba, and Session might be traded soon, that would leave Minny with only one PG.
    So maybe instead of using this space to joke about to many PG’s. use your investigative abilitys to determine if this is indication of a trade soon.
    anyways Luis Alis I lost any respect in you. how are you writing for NBC?

  3. john - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    scratch that I mean Rob Mahoney.

  4. Brewhah - Jul 7, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Of course he chases Ridnour…. And his next move?? He’s on the phone offering that last bit of cap space to take on Beasley from Miami so they can land James!! And after that he’ll deal Jefferson to Houston for that Ariza-Scola-Battier deal they have on the table. That way he’ll be able to field a team that can be justified in not giving any one player more than 20 minutes of court time a night!! Genius!!! (rolleyes)

  5. zach - Jul 7, 2010 at 6:41 PM

    possibly thinking of sending Ramon Sessions and Al Jefferson to New York for David Lee. Maybe sign Luke since NY is lookin at him and then trade him with al for Lee. The Knicks are desperate for a point guard and decent big man to play wit amare.

  6. Luis Alis - Jul 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Sorry to disappoint you, John! Maybe the NBC wants to give me a job though, you never know…
    I am not sure the article is biased. I think maybe lacks insight on what the Wolves might be trying to do at this point of great turmoil and mobility, which is speculate and not really build anything with enough mass for anything close to winning. I think Zach hit the nail with those possible player movement. Speculation is the name of the game. If it can be done with trading cards, it can be done with flesh and bone players, right?

  7. Pat - Jul 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    What a stupid unfunny post, like the Wolves would actually keep all 3 point guards on roster.

  8. john - Jul 7, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    The reason this article is so full of SH!t is because its just a play on people thinking kaun drafted to many point guards, but he technically only drafted 2 point guards! ricky rubio was drafted because he wanted to stay in spain, ty lawson was traded to denver. that leave minny with just flynn, the guy they origanally wanted. even with session and even if they buy luke, its not crazy to have three PG’s on a roster. expecialy if one is likely to be traded.

  9. John Doe - Jul 8, 2010 at 2:17 AM

    PGs; SFs; PFs; That’s three of the five positions in basketball, or, for the sake of argument, 60% of the available players. Safe to say Kahn would probably get ripped if he targeted a center too, since he’s already signed two (Pekovic, Milicic) this offseason. Bump that up to 80%.
    Pull a random free agent off the list, and there’s an 80% chance that if Kahn so much as mentions him, hacks like Rob Mahoney will ridicule him for it. Yet is anyone going to applaud the Wolves for their depth? Of course not!
    It’s damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t. Regardless of what Kahn does, he’ll be ripped for it, and he won’t get the benefit of the doubt anytime soon, because it’s easier for everyone to go with the prevailing public opinion and rip him. This article offers nothing in the way of actual basketball analysis, but rather a cheap, talentless appeal to groupthink. Yawn.
    Everthing Kahn does is wrong. We get it. I’m still waiting to see someone write about what Kahn [i]should[/i] be doing.

  10. Ron G - Jul 8, 2010 at 7:16 AM

    you obviously don’t know anything about what your talking about. get your facts straight. live in minnesota?? what sewer do you live at?

  11. Bob Wolfey - Jul 8, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    very well said…it’s lazy journalism-like saying Kahn drafted three point guards in the first round last year when clearly lawson was picked for Denver.

  12. Jesse jones - Jul 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    If this writer would have done any investigative reporting and actually done his job he would have realized that the timberwolves and cavaliers are in trade talks right now that would sent jonny flynn to cleveland. Ramon sessions is also more of a combo guard than a true point guard which is why he and flynn didnt work out last year. They both want to score, not distribute. Luke is a pass first point guard and with decent outside shooters on this team now in Webster, wes johnson, and k love it wouldnt be a bad idea to bring it a pass first point guard.

  13. baber - Jul 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    The obvious point here is that he(kahn) has to start somewhere and getting some kind of talent on the roster

  14. Brewhah - Jul 9, 2010 at 6:50 AM

    Ha!! I was right!! Now for that Jefferson trade…..

  15. Anonymous Minnesotan @jesse jones - Jul 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    jesse jones, is that cleveland deal for real? if so that would be great for our team, if we do get Ridnour, he would be great, he is a pass first PG, just like Rubio, the only difference is that Rubio is taller and can play the pick & roll very well

  16. Doug - Jul 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM

    Hate to break it to you, but Houston isnt giving up Scola, Battier, and Ariza for Al Jefferson and his long term tract. Maybe Ariza and Scola in a s&T. No way Morey gets jewed, it just doesnt happen.

  17. Brewhah - Jul 12, 2010 at 7:54 AM

    I was just joking around when I wrote that. I can’t believe the Beasley thing turned out right…. I’m done thinking I know what Kahn is trying to do. It’s like trying to understand a teenage girl, maybe a little more impossible.

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