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Hollinger's Offseason Recap

Just posted today. Here are his takes on the Wolves, with my 2 cents inline (his comments on the Mayo/Love trade are here; suffice to say he liked our side better):

Ryan Gomes' five-year, $22 million contract with the Timberwolves seems closer to fair value based on his strong campaign in 2007-08, although the back end could get ugly since it pays him until he's 30.

So we're clear: years three and four are not fully guaranteed. We don't know the conditions or amounts of the guarantees, but if the Wolves want out after 2 or 3 years, they can do it.

Sebastian Telfair isn't any kind of star, but he is getting better at running an offense. His three-year deal to be the backup point guard in Minnesota seems in line with the market.

No disagreement here.

Craig Smith's two-year deal with Minnesota was a low-risk move and will have good value if he keeps his weight down because the dude can really play around the basket. But I'd feel better if he showed up to camp 15 pounds lighter.

I could be wrong, but I don't ever recall Craig's weight looking like an issue on the court. There were a couple games when I saw him not only run from endline to endline with quickness, but he even ran the fastbreak once or twice. He's listed at 6'8" (*cough*bullshit*cough*) and 250 pounds, but I'm not sure how up to date that is. Even though he's more like 6'6", Craig's weight never seemed to cause conditioning problems in his 20 minutes per game the last two seasons.