Updated: June 10, 2003, 11:50 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Minnesota Timberwolves: Andy Miller, the agent for the highest paid player in the NBA, met with Kevin McHale, general manager for the highest paid player in the NBA, and, according to the Minnesota Star Tribune, they didn't even talk about the highest paid player in the NBA."We just talked generally about the draft, trade ideas they have and things they want to do this summer," Miller said. "I haven't even spoken to Kevin [Garnett] about his contract, so there was nothing to talk to [McHale] about yet. We'll see what transpires early in the summer before we even engage Minnesota in talks." Garnett has been the subject of several trade rumors to which both parties have denied and is eligible to sign a contract extension before July 2004 when he would become a free agent. The last discussion the two parties had revolved around a four-year, $80M deal. San Antonio Spurs: New York Post writer Peter Vecsey walked up to Tim Duncan and told him the Spurs were rumored to be exchanging Tony Parker to the Nets for Jason Kidd in a sign and trade to which the two-time MVP replied: "That's pretty funny. You had me going there for a second. Hey, I don't want to lose my man, Tony." Vecsey piece went on to say that Duncan wants a center rather than another power forward or new point guard and that he would definitely have input on the free agent decision. "There's Jermaine O'Neal and Brad Miller. P.J. Brown is also out there. He'd be a nice fit, too," answered Duncan in the Post, also commenting on Elton Brand. Los Angeles Lakers: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Kobe Bryant will have surgery to repair his right shoulder within the next two weeks after doctors assured him that rehab would be complete by the time training camp opened for the next season. However, the operation will prevent him from participating in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament this summer.