2010-11 NBA Regular Season Record: 17-65
David Kahn has taken some intense criticism ever since his infamous 2009 NBA draft where he selected four point guards, two being back-to-back lottery picks.
Though, the 2010-11 season started out very nicely when he was basically given former No. 2 pick Michael Beasley from the Miami Heat for just two second-round picks. Regardless of whether or not Kahn did most of the talking in that trade discussion, he did at least allow it to happen and set up the Timberwolves with a potential superstar at the small forward position. For this, he definitely deserves some credit. Then, Beasley made the trade look even better for Kahn's purpose when he averaged 19.2 points per game throughout the season.
Another move that made Kahn look better than expected was when he made the decision to move Al Jefferson. Jefferson was dealt to the Utah Jazz for Kosta Koufos and two first-round picks while also gaining salary cap flexibility. Although this deal was looked at as a mistake, the main purpose of moving him was to get the young and talented big-man, Kevin Love, more playing time and did Love ever come through. Love put up a 20-15 season, was named an All-Star and won the NBA Most Improved Player award.
Then at the trading deadline, Kahn decided to take it upon himself and get involved in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but not for Anthony himself. Kahn sent SG/SF Corey Brewer to the New York Knicks for the skilled, but unused, forward Anthony Randolph and Eddy Curry. Randolph has all the potential in the world, but hadn't been able to put it together for the Golden State Warriors or the Knicks before coming to Minnesota. Randolph did show glimpses of brilliance when he had significant playing time with the Wolves and is one of the players on the roster who won't be moved anytime soon.
All in all, Kahn made some underrated deals for the 2010-11 season, but he will be recognized for it with his report card grade. Kahn earned himself a "B" for last season and has already started off well for next season with the news that Ricky Rubio will become a Timberwolf.