Wrote about why I love the Wolves' trade for Kevin Garnett for the Friday paper.

Here's another way to look at the deal:
It means Flip Saunders blew it when he spent a first-round pick on Thad Young.

I didn't like that deal at the time. I came around to thinking it was sensible, until I watched Young try (or not try) to play defense. Then I hated it all over again.

Young was who we thought he was: Kevin Love Lite. He produced decent numbers but wasn't a winning player.

So I'm glad the Wolves dealt him for a player who could be the perfect mentor for Andrew Wiggins. But Saunders overestimated Young, and this team's ability to win.


Last podcast at SouhanUnfiltered.com was with Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve at Kieran's Irish Pub. Reeve talked about how she got her start in coaching, and how she constantly sees flaws in MVP Maya Moore's game. Next podcast: Friday, 4:30 p.m. at O'Gara's Bar & Grill with old friend Bob Sansevere. My band, The Bar Chords, will play at 7;30ish at O'Gara's, leading into live karaoke.

Saturday, Strib hockey writer Michael Russo and I will do our latest podcast from the Alive&Social Network studios in Minneapolis.

Then I head to spring training.

Thanks for reading and listening.


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