The Pioneer Press has a little article in which Glen Taylor, the Wolves owner, accuses KG of tanking last season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have been criticized in recent seasons for tanking down the stretch to try to improve their draft position. But owner Glen Taylor strongly disagrees, especially with what happened at the end of last season.
"It was more like, I'd say, K.G. tanked it," Taylor said today.
Kevin Garnett took himself out of the lineup late last season, Taylor said. Garnett missed the last five games with what was said to be a sore right quadriceps.
"I think the other guys still wanted to play, but it sure changed the team and didn't make us as (good)," Taylor said.
Sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me. We all know what kind of competitor KG is and I just don't see him taking himself out of the lineup unless he had to. It just doesn't fit with his character. The trade hasn't exactly worked out the best for the Wolves so far and it has worked out great for the Celtics and KG and this may be Taylor's way of answering criticism and justifying the trade.