Forward thinking: Minnesota Timberwol...

Forward thinking: Minnesota Timberwolves' draft-day blockbuster...

There are 44 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Forward thinking: Minnesota Timberwolves' draft-day blockbuster.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Thanks to a phone call late Thursday night from Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, an eight-player trade between the teams is expected to have an immediate impact on the ...

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Jerry Japstick

United States

#43 Jul 5, 2008
Dear McAhole:

I would so dearly love to see someone slap that smug-a$$ self-assured smirk off your never-worked-a-day-in-your-lif e face. I'm not sure, but I think these are the same smug-a$$ self-assured comments we heard when you dealt for foye, walker, jaric, blount, davis, banks, marc jackson, etc AD NAUSEUM. Just FYI, it's not a victory for the franchise when you trade valuable assets for worthless assets and cash.
Please resign and stop embarrassing yourself, the Timberwolves and the NBA.
Old Fart

Denver, CO

#44 Jul 6, 2008
Jerry Japstick wrote:
Dear McAhole:
I would so dearly love to see someone slap that smug-a$$ self-assured smirk off your never-worked-a-day-in-your-lif e face. I'm not sure, but I think these are the same smug-a$$ self-assured comments we heard when you dealt for foye, walker, jaric, blount, davis, banks, marc jackson, etc AD NAUSEUM. Just FYI, it's not a victory for the franchise when you trade valuable assets for worthless assets and cash.
Please resign and stop embarrassing yourself, the Timberwolves and the NBA.
Maybe you didn't even read the article?

McHale didn't really "make" this trade, but at least he didn't screw it up. The owners made the trade and made it late. That is probably why they traded Chalmers to Miami - they thought that the Mayo-Love deal was dead, so they didn't need to draft another guard. In the end, that made getting Miller just that much more of a deal breaker. So, at the very least, hats off to one of the worst owners in the league for standing his ground and some tears shed for the other worst owner who didn't. In the end, the owners got what they wanted, Love got what he wanted in McHale, McHale got what he wanted in Love, Miller got out of Memphis and Dead Man Walker got out of Minn (I'll really miss his tireless Armani benchwarming leadership).

The biggest loser is probably Mayo cause he wanted to play for Miami, so he got screwed twice in the same night (at least they are all cities that start with an "M").

It would have been nice to have gotten Chalmers as well, but a 2 for 1 plus cash wasn't a screw job. They can use them next year to move up in the draft or as trade bait or to stash a couple more foreign players.
Jerry Japstick

United States

#45 Jul 8, 2008
Old Fart wrote:
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Maybe you didn't even read the article?
McHale didn't really "make" this trade, but at least he didn't screw it up. The owners made the trade and made it late. That is probably why they traded Chalmers to Miami - they thought that the Mayo-Love deal was dead, so they didn't need to draft another guard. In the end, that made getting Miller just that much more of a deal breaker. So, at the very least, hats off to one of the worst owners in the league for standing his ground and some tears shed for the other worst owner who didn't. In the end, the owners got what they wanted, Love got what he wanted in McHale, McHale got what he wanted in Love, Miller got out of Memphis and Dead Man Walker got out of Minn (I'll really miss his tireless Armani benchwarming leadership).
The biggest loser is probably Mayo cause he wanted to play for Miami, so he got screwed twice in the same night (at least they are all cities that start with an "M").
It would have been nice to have gotten Chalmers as well, but a 2 for 1 plus cash wasn't a screw job. They can use them next year to move up in the draft or as trade bait or to stash a couple more foreign players.
I did read the article. Apparently you read it also. The difference is, I understood it.

See this quote?: ""The minute we completed this deal, we became a better team," Wolves vice president Kevin McHale said Friday."

How can a trade occur without the GM making it?? Unless my suspicion that danny ainge has Power of Attorney over McAhole is true. It does explain a lot, doesn't it?
Doc T

Apopka, FL

#46 Nov 19, 2008
Eric wrote:
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Are you kidding me?!? A trade for 3 American-born, slow-footed white dudes would be bad by definition even in HOCKEY!!!
Sad racist comments. You obviously have not seen Miller play.

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