Monday, July 30, 2007

Oh darn, not that, anything but that...

If only sarcasm would translate well to the written word. Unfortunately, it doesn't but if it did you'd know that the above title is dripping with sarcasm.

Sure, but what is the sarcasm about?

Glad y'all asked.

Kevin Garnett is the topic this warm July evening. It sounds and probably is official that genius general manager and former Boston Celtic himself, Kevin McHale is shipping Minnesota's most famous NBA player in the franchise history of the Minnesota Timberwolves off to his former stomping ground in Boston.

But what does this mean for the Minnesota Timberwolves?

Wow, you are an inquisitive one, aren't ya'?

Well, the T-Wolves get five who-are-theys from the Boston Celtics and a couple draft picks. It will officially be a rebuilding year for the T-Wolves. A rebuilding year that will last half a decade before thye stumble ass over elbows into the playoffs with the last spot on the last day of the regular season -- a feat they'll repeat for five or eight years before they make an actual run at the NBA Finals. Of course, by the time that happens in 2016 they'll face a newly-rejuvenated L.A. Lakers team in the western conference finals of the GBA (Global Basketball Association comprised mainly of teams from China) fronted by Shaquille O'Neal's first-born son and be crushed once again only to begin rebuilding again.

See, I have faith. It's just 8 or 12 years away.

It's the same faith that Minnesotans were sold when Garnett was drafted straight out of high school so many years ago. Now he is merely a moderately talented player who could never be surrounded by the correct two lesser stars. It won't work for him in Boston either but now it can be official; the Timberwolves won't even try to tell us that they'll be any good. Welcome to the basement suckas.


Anonymous said...

The Timberwolves will be getting 1 young rising star in forward Al Jefferson, guard Sebastian Telfair, swingman Gerald Green and center Theo Ratliff and a draft pick for Garnett. I think boston should have kept Jefferson and Telfair. Minnesota made a sweet deal

Dorky Dad said...

I've been depressed about this all day. DEEE-pressed. I think the Wolves should have traded Garnett. It needed to happen. But I'm depressed that it has come too this.

Sornie said...

It was beyond his time to go, his heart just wasn't in the losing ways of the Wolves. They didn't get enough, in my opinion, in return for a guy who is still the core of any team he would play for, in this case -- Boston.

Brendan said...

Branch Rickey used to say that they key to success as a general manager was realizing that it is far better to trade a player one year too early than one year too late.

I do feel your pain. KG is a great ballplayer. But he's never had a supporting cast, and I'd like to see him get a ring before he retires. Plus, this trade should help bring Paul Pierce -- one of my favorite players to watch -- back into the limelight. (I don't root for a team anymore, if you're wondering.)