Since the mood has been set with low bars and 4th quarter collapses, I proudly present to you the top 5 players of terror--the cold sweat nightmares that will keep you up at night with the haunting words of "And with the 4th pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select…"
Kevin Love, "C", UCLA- Mr. Love is a highly regarded freshman with a purported knack for pristine outlet passes. He’s also a questionable 6’9" with modest athleticism and little to no promise of guarding legitimate Association 5’s on a greater level than Big Al. On the plus side, Love is a hoops junkie (he watches tapes of Wes Unseld) who is supposedly a coaches’ dream (he proactively sought out the advice of John Wooden) with a high b-ball IQ. Can you think of a player that could possibly appeal more to Kevin McHale than Mr. Love? That fact alone should scare the bejeezus out of you…to say nothing of a 6’9" pseudo-Dukie who is best known for his outlet passing. Just what the Wolves need, right? Fear the Love.
I can't wait to get my jersey:
Finally, as for the report itself...
Memphis could offer Minnesota the young prospect of their choice in Kyle Lowry, Hakim Warrick or Javaris Crittenton to help facilitate the deal. Wallace only has two more years left on his contract and needs to make as big a splash as possible in this draft to jump-start Memphis’ rebuilding process, meaning he could be leaning more towards taking Mayo, especially if his team is drafting 5th.
...under no circumstances whatsoever should the Wolves engage in any package that lands them Javaris Crittenton. I'll break down their games a bit more in a future post, but Crittenton should be an absolute killer in this deal. If I were in charge of Fantasy-Land GM, Warrick and/or Darko would be the targets. It may be time to dust off the ol' Toine-fueled Mega Deal Monday feature that we had on the old site design. Off the top of my head, how about this: Toine + Shaddy + the 3rd pick to the Grizz for Lowry, Warrick, Darko, and their 2 1st rounders. How about Toine + Shaddy + both 2nd rounders and the 3rd pick for Darko, Mike Conley and the 2 1st rounders? Maybe we could figure out a way to add the old Mega Deal Monday favorite Brian Cardinal. Again, I'll harp on the same thing I did before the Wolves FUBAR'd Theo Ratliff's expiring deal: any player you get in return will fill a spot that the team would have to fill anyway (and likely for a longer period of time) in free agency. For old time's sake let's imagine that the Wolves do the second deal and take Kevin Love and CDR with their 2 Grizz picks. Lineups please...
It certainly would be better than last year's squad. More later.