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Old 10-03-2010, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In defense of Khan

http://hardcourtmayhem.com/sphericalstudies/?p=94
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One thing most NBA soothsayers seem to agree on is: “the the Twolves are gonna suck and David Kahn is a big fat joke”. Most power rankings have the Twolves ranked 30 out of 30

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Kahn aint perfect, but in a League where Billy King just got rehired I don’t think the bars been set very high. Yeah he traded away Al Jeff for peanuts, and didn’t land us Stephen Curry but for the first time in years I’m excited to watch the Twolves this upcoming season. Shouldn’t that count for something?
Kahn stepped into the GM position inheriting a very crummy team. Not too much talent, a non existent bench and the handicap that no marquee free agent would ever sign with the Twolves.
Seriously, the only way the Twolves were convincing Lebron to sign with them this summer was with a ton of chloroform, an unlicensed van and incriminating photographs of the Jordan Crawford dunk.
For Kahn to make some moves he was going to have to think outside the box a little. I’m not suggesting he’s the next Van Gogh a genius too ahead of his time, but I feel a lot of his moves have been misunderstood.
First off I’m ok with Kahn tinkering becausse we weren’t exactly the Lakers before he stepped in. If all of Kahns move blow up in his face we are simply back were we started. In the lottery with nothing, cold, shivering and alone…
So really, if there was a team to tinker with it would be the Wolves because we really have nothing to lose. Secondly he hasn’t burdened us with any bad contracts so even his most controversial experiments are low cost. No T-wolf makes more then 5 million a year, so if he fails miserably the transition will be painless. How many GMs in the NBA can say that? Given the tough financial times all around Kahns fiscal responsibility should be commended.

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Along with the signings of guys like Pekovic and Luke Ridnour this team has really added depth, youth and talent. While we wont be winning a championship Kahn has taken some gambles and made some original moves to at least make us young and exciting. For the first time since the KG era we have something to look forward to, and that should count for something.
I agree with this. Minny has to be the most misunderstood, most easily dismissed, most overlooked team in the league right now. Kahn most definitely is not perfect, but I have to give him credit for getting some interesting talent in time Minny. Like dude was saying, this is probly the most intriguing, most exciting, and most talented team in the post KG era. It's a little fuzzy, but i'm starting to see the light. Growing pains are to be expected, but I like the direction we're headed @ the moment.
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