NBA Offseason Buzz: Timberwolves
With an improving Love by his side, Jefferson must show he's a franchise player
New GM David Kahn actually appears to be restoring a degree of order and respectability to the frozen tundra not seen since coach Flip Saunders went north and KG went east. They're a ways away from being anything more than a 30-win team, but now at least there appears to be a plan of action and an aggressive attitude about executing it. Kurt Rambis is a sensible coach for the Timberwolves' current situation, and drafting for assets rather than position-filling players makes sense, too. Kahn already has made two trips to Spain to procure the services of No. 5 pick Ricky Rubio and there are indications he may make a third. That's simply one example of sweat equity that hasn't been invested by the front office in quite some time.
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2009 NBA OFFSEASON BUZZ
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