Wolves draft Mayo, deal him

A little less than five hours. That's how long O.J. Mayo's Timberwolves career lasted. Full Story
Shack in TX

Plano, TX

#23 Jun 27, 2008
We are missing the point here. Yes this is not the best situation for the T-pups but, we have to start cleaning up all of the past mistakes before we can move forward. WE GOT RID OF MARKO and his 21 mil. bags. T-pups fans Rejoice!
Miller is a great pick up and the other 2 contracts we picked up are not that bad. Collins only has one year left and Cardinal has 2.
Antwine and Buckner not so sad to see them go either.(More minutes for the young guys)
I am also glad they didn't give up future picks.
TJay

Minneapolis, MN

#24 Jun 27, 2008
Just when I thought we were going to have an exciting year like when we got KG. Nope wrong, we trade an excited/ good player again didn't Mchale learn from last year trade. I got an idea, Fire Mchale..... Haven't they realize what he has done to the T-wolves. They use to be an exciting team to watch but man all these F*cked up trade over the years has got me watching other teams. I think this is another VERY BAD trade again this year. LOOks like I'm not going to any games this year, AGAIN.
FIRE McHale, PLEASE.
Victor Lebanon

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jun 27, 2008
Gutless, gutless, gutless.

Draft the potential face of your franchise with as much upside as anyone in the draft and then trade him for an undersized center and a couple salary cap improvements.

After you get possibly the best second round steal in the organization's history ... and trade him for two future second round picks and cash...

After you pass up the 7 foot bulky center from Texas A&M for a 7 footer that just signed on for three more years in Greece.

What in the everliving world is this organization's plan? Gaaahhh!!!!
expected

United States

#26 Jun 27, 2008
mcFail has a gay thing for short, slow, un-athletic white guys (madson).
newz2me

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Jun 27, 2008
McFailure has set the woofies up to give the Lynx a good run for their money. Possibly the only guy sillier than Kevin is the "deer in the headlights" owner who sits on court next to his multi-million dollar losers. Way to put butt's in the seats, moron..........
Dan

United States

#28 Jun 27, 2008
It could be a good tradeÖbut only if Mayo turns out to be a bust. The problem is that the general consensus (including mine) is that the guy has the potential to be a star. We did get rid of three pretty horrible players and pretty horrible contracts (that McHale got for us). We got a fairly good player in Mike Miller and a decent prospect in Love. Iíll give McHale a shred of credit. He was head over heels in love with Love but at least he didnít pick him right away. He went about that part the smart way. But the odds are that Mayo will turn out to be a fantastic player and we get screwed again. And big shocker there Ė a big with some upside tells McHale heís his hero and McHale naturally likes him. Isnít it great? Everyone in MN was talking about how the Wolves and McHale would screw this up. Everyone in MN was shocked when we got Mayo and kept him through the draft even after we all went to bed. And the next morning sure enough, every one of us in MN woke up to find out that our worst fears were realized. I donít know who the bigger idiot in town is Ė McHale for being as horrible as he is, or Taylor for keeping him year after year, blunder after blunder. Any other employer on the planet would have fired an employee 10 times over if those kinds of repeated mistakes were made. I will say this, I believe that our team will be better next year with either Love or Mayo. By the way, McFail, way to make Hoiberg look like the biggest tool ever by going against everything he told the fans just hours before. Talk about hanging someone out to dry!
What Up

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Jun 27, 2008
Nostalgic wrote:
Playing the devil's advocate, perhaps McHale was concerned about another Marbury wanting to bail out of Minnesota or another Rider never living up to his potential. Word is that Mayo didn't look happy about getting picked by Minnesota.
He didn't look happy because this is such a screwed up organization & McHale's the one who screwed it up. Maybe he would have been excited to come here if he'd seen some hope. We've been so pathetic the last
few years I don't blame Mayo for not wanting to come here. We trade K.G. & then the head honchos trash him for laying down(not true). McHale's on his 3rd coach in 5 years & the current coach is the worst of the three. When is McHale held accountable? We freed up all this salary cap money for free agents, what top notch free agent will want to come here? Prepare for another long season with many fans disguised as empty seats!!!!!!!
Dude

United States

#30 Jun 27, 2008
Hey c'mon folks! Let's give McHale some credit here. The guy finally found out how to make a deal with someone other than his best friend Danny Ainge. Oh wait, the Celtics have already raped our team of all the talent and given us every one of their bad players. I guess it's up to McHale to find another team willing to part with their extra baggage.
chuckmeister

Plymouth, MN

#31 Jun 27, 2008
This was a good trade for the wolves. love is going to be a really good nba player. he just has uncanny skill, and the fans are going to love him. mike miller is an outstanding basketball player. he's 28 and 6-8, can run and is one of the best shooters in the game. i think he shot more than 50% last year, and over 40 percent on threes... the wolves still need a center, however, because love is too small in many cases... anyone know anything about jason collins?

i'm one of the few guys who thought marco long-arms jaric could play, but he had a huge contract...and goodbye, mr. flatfoot walker.

mayo looks like a solid citizen and is going to be good, but i'm not sure that he's fast or quick enough to be great. and we do not need another guard.

bottom line: our team is going to be much better next year, very young, with money to spend when somebody good becomes available...
Hoops Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#33 Jun 27, 2008
I dont think this trade is as bad as many make it out to be. We get a compliment big man to Al, who is fundamentally sound and ready to play right now. We get a legit, proven 3 point shooter that can open up the floor for Al and Love. We get rid of a ton of wasted money on Antoine and Jaric. We already had too many shooting guards and needed a big man.

The one I dont understand is why we traded away Chalmers for cash and two future 2nd round picks. Unless Telfair is ready to be a pure PG. He did okay last year trying to be something he never was, perhaps he will continue to improve in that area and we'll be okay. None of us will know for sure until we get to see them all play for a few games. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, and my glass half full..........
StPaul

Shakopee, MN

#34 Jun 27, 2008
I hate this team. I hate this sport. I hate McHale. I officially no longer care about what happens to the Wolves. Move. Get lost. Implode. Who the heck cares.
Hoops Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#35 Jun 27, 2008
Oh yeah, for those saying that Mayo could be a future superstar (and he very well might be) we all said the same thing about McCants.......
byran thole

Hudson, WI

#36 Jun 27, 2008
im not a big NBA fan, will never pay to go see an NBA game ( heck you can get free tix all the time from the wolves) but looking at this trade...its good for the wolves no doubt. got rid of a lot of stupid contracts! Mccants better step his game up big time though!!
Emerson Boozer Guy

Kent, WA

#37 Jun 27, 2008
The NBA needs to make changes. Trading players and keeping players on your roster for cap reasons is irrational but necessary with todays system. It is unfair to veteran players and holds teams to an aggregation that may not be a TEAM.
Joe

Eau Claire, WI

#38 Jun 27, 2008
Have you guys looked at Mike Miller (only 28 years of age) He averaged 18 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists. Kevin Love is going to be a very solid NBA pro. Collins has one year left on his contract at 6.2 million (He is a back up center) something we need. Cardinal has two years left on his contract at 6.5 million average (he is oft injured and not very good).

We gave up O.J. Mayo another PG / SG the last thing the T-Wolves needed was anothe PG /SG player. We got rid of Marco Jaric and his three years remaining at 7 million average. We got rid of Antoine Walker and his 1 year at 10.1 million left who wouldn't take a buy-out because he still thinks he is an all star give me a break. We aloso got rid of Greg Bckner and his two years remaining at 4 million. Who knew he was even on the team.

So the trade was really good just look at it a little more people.
Gilles - East Side

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Jun 27, 2008
The Wolves basically got 2 top 10 picks. With Eric Gordon going #7, look at it. We got Mike Miller who averages 14 pts for his career. Proven commodity. Gordon is highly overrated. He struggled in college shooting the ball. Wolves just got deeper in a hurry. Yeah, if Mayo is a star, it looks bad, but that is far from a given.

Since: Jun 08

Plymouth, MN

#40 Jun 27, 2008
NOw let's not get too excited either way. We don't know how these guys will make out in the NBA. Many reports said that Mayo definitely desired a big market team. That means we have another Marbury possibility. I agree he is more talented than the big white guy up front on paper, but we can judge it downt he road.
Roy turned out better because he was in a situation where he played his whole freshman year, and didn't get hurt in his second. Foye may turn out strong.
At first I was ticked off, but after looking at everything, it may work out just fine. Mayo is flashy. Love is a goon. They got a proven guard, and some more low post help- that they dearly needed.
Calm down.(I hope I am right, gulp)
HARSHMARKS

Austin, TX

#41 Jun 27, 2008
I'm done! I'm done! I have enough of this stuff. McFail did it again...he really did. Surprise...no, we're not surprise at all really...and this really draw the line. Many fans are not happy and we really need a NEW FRONT OFFICE! First, ROY/FOYRE deal then KG deal and now MAYO/LOVE deal! NO! Enough! FIRE MCHALE! He done nothing for ruin the T-WOLVES for the last few years now!
Call Me Stupid

United States

#42 Jun 27, 2008
I'm not supprised! LOL
I WAS supprised last night that they picked Mayo and didn't trade him right away. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!. Then this morning came and I heard the news. OH YEA!! That's the T-wolves I know!! LOL
former wolves fan

Saint Paul, MN

#43 Jun 27, 2008
Mchale had such a man crush on kevin love he could not resist to trade for him. The wolves just traded a 20 - 30 ppg gaurd for another Mark Madsen. Love is undersized as a center, and we already have jefferson as a power forward. All love is going to be is a high motor guy who is going to come off the bench and grab 4 or 5 rebounds in a couple minutes of playing time. Boneheaded trade my Mchale again, I will no longer follow the wolves untill he is no longer a part of the organization. Fire Mchale and replace him with Hoiberg.

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