Report: Minnesota Timberwolves trade Rashad McCants, Calvin Boo...

The Minnesota Timberwolves have swung one trade today in advance of the NBA's 2 p.m. deadline. Full Story
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StPauliBoy

Brainerd, MN

#1 Feb 19, 2009
Good move getting rid of McCants if he's not going to get any minutes. Williams should be able to pull down some boards and block some shots down at the defensive end... now if only McHale can help him with his shooting %'s.
Richie-Rich

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 19, 2009
Mcants is finally gone .......... Things can only get better with McFail coaching and NOT making the business decisions.

Go T-Puppz !
ucky badger

New York, NY

#3 Feb 19, 2009
mccants is a psycho...glad he's gone
crohnsguy

Buffalo, MN

#4 Feb 19, 2009
McCants seriously lacked hustle and any defensive commitment. I think he'll light it up against the Wolves like our former players tend to do, but he seemed like he had way too healthy an ego for the game he brought to the court. He won't be missed.

Since: Feb 08

ST.Paul, MN

#5 Feb 19, 2009
From a fan that still watches T-Wolves on TV ...It's a step in the right direction & hope for 20 + wins before the end of the sorry but forgettable year & START OVER with NEW MANAGEMENT PLEASE !!!

Still don't understand WHY Management couldn't find talent to build a championship team when KG was here ...so sad & DISAPPOINTED !! JMO

Peace '09
Wheelchair Charley

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 19, 2009
Whoppee we get a over rated Duke Blue Devil. By the way didn't the timberwolves pass on drafting players because they had questionable background...from what I've read Brown would fit that category, so why are they interested in getting him?
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#7 Feb 19, 2009
Booth was invisible all year so he won't be missed and being able to dump McCants is a blessing - no matter whom we get in return. We might just get lucky and get someone who will play defense and pass the ball occasionally.
Big D

Seattle, WA

#8 Feb 19, 2009
Another brilliant McFail move. That was the draft that we passed on Danny Granger and get emotionally unbalanced McCants. But for Sheldon Williams?? This is basically an undersized center with no mid-range jumper. I'd rather have Nick Horvath.
This and that

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 19, 2009
With all due respect to every one's opinion, I liked Rashad McCants. The problem with him was he turned pro too early. I think he played a year or two at North Carolina and left with Sean May after the Tar Heels defeated the Illini in the national championship game. None of the players from that Carolina team have made an impact in the NBA. They all had vast weaknesses in their game before coming out. A year or two extra of college basketball really would have helped.

Calvin Booth has also been a bust most of his career. I think Rashad will have a tough time finding an NBA Team to play for this summer. But he'd make an excellent overseas player.
Dicky

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 19, 2009
Sounds like making a deal just to make a deal. Neither McCants nor Booth were contributing to the Wolves and neither Williams nor Brown will probably contribute much either. Boring!!!
noBS

Mobile, AL

#11 Feb 19, 2009
Anyone who has "Young Black and Gifted" tattooed on their neck should be traded.
Herman

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Feb 19, 2009
McCants reminded me of marbury, both had huge egos and only cared about their stats. It will be an interesting summer when the wolves have a lot of salary cap space and can bring in someone that can push this team to the playoffs next year. I also believe that this draft class will be a lot like this year's draft in that it doesn't look like a really great, elite talent but solid and deep enough to push teams over the edge.
Billy

Owatonna, MN

#13 Feb 19, 2009
I bet the trade gets called off if they discover Williams has a "Born to be hated; dying to be loved" tattoo. Anyway... I like the trade just to use Williams for the rest of this year with Al injured. Don't really think he'll be back next year unless it's super cheap and just to ride the pine. Too bad we apparently have to pay Bobby Brown about 700,000 next year, though. Could be worse, I guess. At least we somewhat have a need for a 3rd point guard, even a subpar one, with Ollie out. And who knows what next year brings.
Tiffany

United States

#14 Feb 19, 2009
now rashad can get more playin time,and help the kings be a better team
Doc T

Daytona Beach, FL

#16 Feb 19, 2009
I don't know what to make of the players the T-Wolves are receiving, but it is a HUGE relief to be rid of malcontent Mcants. He was one of the bigger busts in T-Wolves history - which is saying a lot!
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#17 Feb 19, 2009
The gist of this trade is that we got rid of two contracts that expire after this year and get one that expires this year, and one that we are stuck with next year.

On the surface, that doesn't sound like a good deal, but at least we get a half season to evaluate Williams and see if he can help beyond this year. We knew that McCants was never going to help and Booth shouldn't even be in the NBA.

If Williams pans out, then we will have the inside track on resigning him. If Williams doesn't pan out, then we are stuck with paying Brown for 2009-2010. Williams will get more minutes here than he would have got in Sacramento. Brown will get a chance to show what he can do backing up Telfair.

Sorry Tiffany and This and That.(I never suspected that there were two of you!!) Now you will probably have to follow McCants in the Sacramento paper. I imagine that McCants will play well for a few weeks and then revert to his normal self-centered game.
Tiffany

United States

#18 Feb 19, 2009
dont be sorry fracas,rashad can play more now,and there might be a possiblilty that rashad might be their startin guard
Good trade

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Feb 19, 2009
Both teams benefit from this minor deal..... bobby brown out of cs fullerton might surprise you
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#20 Feb 19, 2009
Tiffany,

McCants does really have some talent. The problem is that he is the second coming of Stephon Marbury. Rashad is all about Rashad. He is not about winning, team play, or defense. He wants to shoot and it doesn't matter if it is early in the shot clock, against three defenders, or from 30 feet. He just wants to shoot.

I think he can get it together for a few games, and may be a temporary pleasant surprise for Sacramento. It won't last. After a few games where he doesn't have enough plays run for him he will take matters into his own hand and start jacking up shots. Deep down you know this is what is going to happen.

It is a shame really. This kid has talent and could be good. Unfortunately he would rather score 20 and lose than score 8 and win.
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Feb 19, 2009
mccants always seemed disinterested to me. noticed it long ago.

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