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Continued: NBA Insider: Garnett turned out not bad for a skinny kid

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 29, 2014 - 7:48 PM

Garnett — the first player McHale and Saunders ever drafted together — was the league MVP in 2004.

“I remember Kevin saying, ‘If we draft a high school kid and it doesn’t work out, we can say we didn’t know any better because it’s our first draft,’ ” Saunders said. “We both were pretty sure walking out of that workout that it was going to work out.”

Wolves’ week ahead

Sunday: 5 p.m. at Brooklyn (FSN)

Monday: 7 p.m. vs. L.A. Clippers (FSN)

Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. Memphis (FSN)

Friday: 6:30 p.m. at Miami (FSN)

Saturday: 6 p.m. at Orlando (no local TV)

 

Player to watch

LeBron James, Heat

Kevin Durant is having an MVP season, but this guy’s still the game’s greatest player, and he has scored in double figures in 563 consecutive games . That’s the fourth-longest streak in NBA history.

 

Voices

"It was so much pain I had to kick something before I punched somebody."

Wolves guard Ricky Rubio, who knocked over two chairs on his way to the locker room Wednesday to get 15 stitches that closed a laceration in his upper lip.

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