"From jail to judge in 15 years".. I use this statement as an analogy for us wolves fans. However, it wont take us 15 years.. I will take a sip of that optimism juice. Last year we had 15 wins, 15 wins. Kahn told us this would be a 5 year process. We put the fate of our team in his hands. We were excited to see McHale take a boot in the bumkins. But less than a year later, we all hate Kahn. Because we weren't better than the year before with K McLovin. Every web site on this interweb thing makes fun of him. They yell out "Kaaaahhn!" but is this deservingly so? NO! as a matter of a fact, I'll give that a HELL NO! The fans want more wins, what has he gotten us with his roster moves this offseason? MORE WINS! This Beasley deal rekindles my faith in PeeWeeKahn (he reminds me of an older Pee Wee Herman) As of this upcoming season, we have NOTHING to lose.
We have not one, but two starting caliber players at every position on our roster. And at power forward we have 4! And next year (which is only year 2 of a 5 year plan) We will be given a VERY good look at players with so much potential. We'll know who to cut, who to deal and when to deal, who to store on our bench, and who to cash in on.. What if Pek becomes the next Pau, what if Webster becomes the next Ray Allen, what if Rubio becomes the next Magic Johnson? and what if... just what if... big al sticks around, gets angry, gets physical and becomes the next Tim Duncan. And what if Michael Beasley likes it here and resigns with us and becomes a new kind of sf/pf freak? Seems to me the team is coming along quite well.. "we're comin we're comin we're comin"
Not to say that I am a 100% David Kahn supporter. But I feel as if he is giving us a "window of opportunity" however, at the same time, I feel he's making it a small window.. Much like the "Baby Bulls" of the early 00's, or the Memphis Grizzlies with Pau, or the Blazers of just a few years ago. These windows close so quickly by a GM signing the good players for great players salaries. IE.Brian Cardinal in Memphis. Why I say I'm not behind him as much as I would like is because of this. He signed Darko for 4 years, the 5 mil doesnt bother me.. if it was for one of two years, four years kills me, he traded Luke Babbit, who I personally was praying would fall to us.. oh well, and also, he wants to deal our very best player. I get it, big al might not be what he was, but i feel we need to wait and see.
So to sum this all up.. I have a feeling we may sneak into the playoffs next year with all of our current acquisitions and the shift of power shifting to the east.. I know the west is still stronger as far as quantity goes, but I think we beat Portland, Utah, and Phoenix at this point, all playoff teams. If we do give up big all just for cap space and picks, I'm fine with that, we need to bring someone else in next year once Ricky swims on over. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD THING GOING HERE! Lets all become T'wolves season ticket holders NOW, I'd hate to see the "Las Angeles Timberwolves of Anaheim who play in Oakland on the Warriors away games and Sacramento their way games"
MARK MY WORDS> I personally guarantee the Minnesota Timberwolves will win a title before the "self proclaimed" "king" wins one.....
PS: I do Apologize for this rave, I got caught up in Lebronapalooza at my favorite sports bar.