David Kahn, Can We Think About the Future of the Minnesota Timberwolves?
I'll admit I am a life-long, die-hard Minnesota Timberwolves fan.
My family has had season tickets since day one, and I have been attending games since I was old enough to know what basketball was.
In my 19 years as a Wolves fan, I have dealt with mediocrity and heartbreak.
So when Kevin McHale was fired as GM a couple of years back, and David Kahn was hired, I was cautiously optimistic. I figured a new face would be good for the franchise.
I was wrong.
Kahn has made blunder after blunder for the Timberwolves.
His best move to date was the acquisition of Michael Beasley, but considering he gave up next to nothing to get him, it was an easy move to make.
Even with Beasley and Kevin Love, the Wolves struggled to a 17-65 record. Congratulations, Kahn, your management skills led the team to two more wins than the previous year!
And with that hideous record comes the No. 2 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
As soon as we acquired the No. 2, Kahn has been attempting to move it for veteran talent. I have no problem with that, as the Wolves are in desperate need of a veteran face on the team.
I do have a problem with some of the names we have been trying to get with the No. 2.
First, there was an Andrew Bynum rumor. Bynum is still young, and could be a good fit on the Wolves. But it was rumored Kahn offered the No. 2 AND Kevin Love.
Bynum may be worth the No. 2, but no way is he good enough to warrant our top pick and our top player. Kahn may as well throw in Beasley if he is giving away our team.
And then today, I heard the team was attempting to move the pick for Steve Nash.
Now that Ricky Rubio is on the team, the point guard position is looking better. Nash could be a good mentor to Rubio as he finds his niche in the league.
Under no circumstances, however, is Nash worth the No. 2 pick. He is aged, and his best years are behind him. If Kahn actually pulled the trigger on that trade, my days of cheering for the Wolves would be done.
There is no need to give the pick away. The team can select Derrick Williams at No. 2 and then wheel and deal.
So please, David Kahn, think about this team's future. Don't give away our pick or our best player unless we are actually getting a good deal.
I know Kahn is adverse to making intelligent decisions. He has proved that time and time again. But I have stuck by this team too long for one idiot to screw it up.
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