I generally like Bill Simmons' columns, but he probably needs to do his homework. When discussing the teams who have had Quentin Richardson since the beginning of June, he had this remark:
He was actually close (check this link to see each team's overall record since the start of the '00-01 season; hopefully it works), since the Clippers, Grizzlies, and Knicks are among the five worst teams of the decade (if Charlotte's not included they're among the four worst). The Wolves? Not great, but not even in the bottom 10 (they're 16 games below .500 overall). Even though the decade's not over, it's highly unlikely they sink down to the bottom five, even if they go 0-82 next year.
This seems to fit into that media narrative that's been mentioned more than once on this site. It's just a pain to see these throwaway comments made when the guy obviously knows enough about basketball-reference.com to look it up and see the actual results. Not to mention this little ditty about David Kahn:
Ooof. The last time we saw a start this shaky, Sully Sullenberger was involved.
That one's obviously not egregious since it's just opinion and might or might not end up being true.
UPDATE: I stand corrected. Upon looking further into the stats, it looks like the Wolves were one of the four worst teams of the decade when it comes to getting steals. That's got to be what he meant, right?