GH And Petey's Timberwolves Blog

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wolves Lose to the Kobes

The game was predictable. The Wolves get a nice little lead but can't hold on. Pretty much every game in the Wolves 6 game losing streak has been like this. It's pretty amazing that the Wolves seem to play well for 3 quarters only to blow it in the 4th. There were at least two games in the stretch where they started out the fourth quarter on huge 0-fer streaks.

For a while, I was wondering if they were actually doing this on purpose, trying to get a lottery pick that was protected from the Clippers. After watching the last two games however, it looked like they actually wanted to win but just couldn't do it. Looking at the logistics, it seems like a rather tall task anyway. As bad as the Wolves are right now, they have a long way to go to hit the bottom. Of course, if the lottery is rigged, maybe the league will decide to give KG a break and give him a top draft pick this summer. If there's anyone in the league that deserves it, it's him.

I hope that McHale gets canned at the end of the season. I think we need to do it for KG. If he's not canned, I wouldn't be surprised if KG asks for a trade out of here. And honestly, can anybody say that the Wolves don't owe it to him to do it?