For all the talk of the Wolves making a trade that would bring in a nice additional asset, or all the buzz associated with the nice players they bring in for workouts, some recent reports have been worrisome:

Timberwolves trade rumors abound, one of which involves a deal with Charlotte for the Wolves' No. 3 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft for the Bobcats' No. 9 pick and 6-8 shooting guard Adam Morrison. The Wolves aren't commenting.

Hopefully, the Wolves' no comment means that they are tired of dealing with the Bird Whisperer's nonsense, but #9 + Adam Morrison does about as much for me as does a moldy ham sandwich. 

Continuing with the zombie stories is...well, this one is almost too scary to believe:

Indiana guard Eric Gordon and Arizona guard Jerryd Bayless, two likely lottery picks in the 2008 NBA Draft, will work out for the Wolves Monday morning at Target Center.

Minnesota GM Jim Stack said Saturday afternoon that Monday's workout of the two highly-touted guards will likely conclude the Wolves' pre-draft workouts.

For the love of all that is good and sacred, please no. 

Finally, one of the things that has always bugged me the most about The Iron Ranger is on full display:

McHale lent credibility to the notion that a team such as the Heat could find value in trading down.

"Supposedly, there's the big two and then there's a bunch of guys after that," he said. "I like a lot of those guys a lot."

Or McHale could especially like Beasley.

"I could see us sliding around the draft a little bit," he teased.

He teased.

For a guy who has done to a club what this man has done, playing the coy I'm-the-smartest-man-in-the-room-card is getting a bit old at this point.  Not exactly horrifying, but unsettling nonetheless with the zombie stories of Eric Gordon, Jerryd Bayless, and Adam Morrison wondering around.  Shut up and do your job without making jokes or talking about how great the 86 Celtics were.  Is that too much to ask at this point?


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