Friday, June 27, 2008

Kevin McHale can’t get out of his own way.

He did it again.

For six hours, OJ Mayo was the biggest name on the Wolves roster. We aren’t at all surprised that Kevin McHale traded him away for Kevin Love and we won’t be surprised when McHale talks later today about how great it will be to have Love and Mike Miller on this team working inside and outside as “pure” basketball players.

The Wolves moved Marco Jaric and Antonie Walker in the deal. Both had bloated contracts and it will be nice to have those players off the roster. But didn’t McHale make the deals that put them here in the first place? It’s great that they are gone and I am all for correcting your mistakes, but McHale is making a habit out of screwing his team over and then trying to fix it on the fly two years later. Mayo could have been the face of the franchise, one that needs some star power -- and now we have a couple more pieces to a puzzle that nobody in the organization knows how to put together.

We won’t lose sleep over losing OJ Mayo. In all honesty, he probably wouldn’t have made us pay that much more attention to the Wolves next season anyway. But trading him and getting Kevin Love in return doesn’t do much for us either. We can’t even work up the energy to be angry about the moves Kevin McHale makes anymore; he’s turned us into apathetic fans. Is there anything worse than that?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008