Bill Simmons has a new piece up at Grantland with his opinions on the NBA offseason interlaced with his favorite Midnight Run quotes in celebration of its 25-year anniversary. Typical Simmons schtick.
Here's what he has to say about our local squad:
"Is this Moron No. 1? Put Moron No. 2 on the phone."
So Minnesota finally dumped David Kahhhhhhhhn and replaced him with Flip Saunders, who promptly traded a quarter (Trey Burke) for a dime (Shabazz Muhammad) and a nickel (Gorgui Dieng), then spent $61 million on three role players (Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Corey Brewer). By Timberwolvey standards, those moves weren't THAT bad; they might actually turn out to be half-decent. I mean, except for the part where they gave away Trey Burke to beef up their D-League team. Regardless … PROGRESS! It's the first T-Wolves offseason in nine years that doesn't make us feel like we're watching a car skid off an icy road.
Can't say it's too far off from what I'm feeling, although I tend to think the Saunders era is likely to be more of a slow-motion skid as opposed to Kahn's out-of-control wide ride.
By the way, if you're going to talk 1988 comedies, it was quite the good year. Check out the list. What was your favorite?