Time To Give Minnesota Timberwolves’ GM David Kahn A Lot More Credit

July 12th, 2010 by Matt Bick Leave a reply »
David Kahn has done a considerably better job as the Timberwolves' GM than many major media outlets are giving him credit for.

Kahn’s first draft, the “year of the point guard” was given fairly low grades by the likes of ESPN and other major sports outlets.

I respectfully disagree here.  The Wolves picked up a passer who, if reports are to be believed, rivals Steve Nash at the art of the assist, as well as Johnny Flynn, who will likely have a fairly solid career as a backup in the NBA—this is assuming that he doesn’t make any significant strides forward in his passing ability. 

If Flynn does  make improvements, and there’s really no reason to assume that he won’t, since the maturation of a point guard in the NBA is by no means a single-season process, then he certainly has the potential to be a starting point guard in the league for years to come. 

Kahn identified a need on the team in the summer of 2009 for true point guards (Randy Foye had difficulties with the position as somewhat of a tweener guard) and drafted accordingly.

Now, let’s look at ...

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