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The Dog Days of Summer



As you all well know, with the Olympics now over the NBA has very little going on until training camp starts next month. But, we'll all just have to make due together.

If you're interested in a rundown of offseason moves by team, be sure to check out's tracking page.

The Bleacher Report has blessed the blogosphere with a list of the Top 10 Worst Trades in Sports History. Coming in at #7 is trading KG to Boston:

The Timberwolves decided to trade the franchise to Boston. The 7-for-1 deal constituted the largest number of players traded for a single player in NBA history. Who were the other players involved? No one in the same ballpark as Garnett.

We could talk about KG being voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2003-04 season, NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007-08, being named to eleven All-Star teams and being named to eight All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams.

All we really need to talk about is the results. KG helped to bring the championship back to the greatest franchise in NBA history – and they did it by dominating the hated Lakers. Minnesota, meanwhile, was staggering to a record of 22-60. Nuff said! has calculated wins predictions for the Timberwolves for 08/09:

2008 Projection for 2008/9 season: 34.1 / 30.32 - If the Injury bug bites out 90pct or 80pct of top 10 players.

Best Case Scenario: 37.9 - If the team(s) new Rookie Kevin Love and Mike Miller can live up to early expectations of success. The Wolves could win about 37/38games (76.99)

Lastly, SB Nation is doing a new player tournament (sorta-kinda-mostly in response to the Floor Burn Tournament) on who's the most worthless player in the NBA. Suggestions?