Kahn pulled off another blockbuster by shipping center Etan Thomas and two second round draft picks to the Wizards for Chucky Atkins and Damien Wilkins. “We may have some other moves to make and it’s still too early to tell,” Kahn said. “I thought this move provided some additional flexibility and thought we should go after it now.” A rumor has newly acquired Quentin Richardson on the move and judging from Kahn’s quote Richardson might not be the only one.
In all seriousness, it’s time to give Kahn credit. He’s trying to make things happen and he’s doing it with limited assets. Granted, right now, some of his moves look like moves to make moves, which should never be lauded, but what should be lauded is that Kahn has pulled off the unthinkable. He’s made the Timberwolves relevant on a national level when they’ve been barely recognizable on a local level the past few years.
The question remaining is how we will look back on these moves. Will it be a lot of huffing and puffing, a cloud of dust and still the same terrible team or are the Wolves turning a corner?