Jerry Zgoda has covered just about everything there is to cover in sports -- the NHL, NBA, college athletics, media, outdoor recreation -- in 30 years on the job and now is back covering the Minnesota Timberwolves after doing so during the franchise's inception. He's back after missing the entire...
Twenty years after they gambled on him as a gangly teenager and nearly eight years after they traded him away as a superstar, the Timberwolves are bringing future Basketball Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett back home. A franchise that has never seen the playoffs without him struck a deal with Brooklyn just before Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline.
Wolves coach/president of basketball ops and GM Scott Layden introduced their newest player Wednesday morning at their Mayo Clinic Square practice facility and here’s some of what he had to say:“He loved Minnesota, absolutely loved. Obviously, it’s cold, but he said it’s a great city, great people. He enjoyed playing for Coach Thibs. He loved all his teammates. It was cool to talk to him. I talked to B-Roy (Brandon Roy) who played here, I talked to Will Conroy.
The Timberwolves introduced three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner Jamal Crawford on Wednesday as their 11th player on a team that still wants to add at least three more players and sign young star Andrew Wiggins to a whopping contract extension by October’s season opener. Wiggins is eligible to sign one of two five-year maximum “designated” extensions the Wolves are allowed by the league’s new labor agreement for players on their rookie contracts.
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