NBA Offseason Buzz: Timberwolves
With an improving Love by his side, Jefferson must show he's a franchise player
- player efficiency ratings to see who's trending up and down across the NBA. Ric Bucher rounds out the report by examining a pivotal player you'll want to watch as the season approaches. The series continues with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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
As the NBA offseason winds down and we gear up for the 2009-10 campaign, Insider taps into the insights of John Hollinger and Ric Bucher to examine who's rising, who's falling and who's worthy of extra attention on evey NBA roster.
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