From Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune:
• The first 5,000 fans at the Nov. 27 game against Phoenix get a pair of handsome plastic black-rimmed eyeglasses, sort of like the ones Rambis so stylishly wore when he played for the Lakers. That game, by the way, is an unusually late 8:30 p.m. game on the night after Thanksgiving because it’s an ESPN game.
• Wolves forward Damien Wilkins will distribute to needy families today nearly 200 Thanksgiving dinner baskets he has purchased. The Wolves also are offering two tickets for anyone who makes a $30 donation to the Emergency Foodshelf Network (www.emergencyfoodshelf.org).
The Wolves entered Wednesday’s game ranked fourth in the NBA in steals with 8.72 per game. Corey Brewer ranked third in the league with 2.27.
Though Rambis said the Wolves’ defense has improved, he had a mixed opinion on one of the Wolves’ few positive statistics.
“If the steals are coming out of a byproduct of our defense, I’m happy with that,” Rambis said. “I’ve never been too happy with guys who gamble. If they miss, it puts their teammates in jeopardy when they’re out of position.”
From Howlin’ T-Wolf: Translating David Kahn
From Ben Polk/City Pages: Kahn to Wolves fans: sorry we’re so terrible
From Adam Czech/MN Speak:
Bottom line: No matter what Kahn says or writes, it’s difficult to appear competent when your team will be lucky to win more than 18 games. Perhaps we should just embrace his candor.