wolves cap 11/1

‘06-07 Wolves

LAST SEASON: 33-49, missed playoffs.

STARTING FIVE: G Mike James (20.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.8 apg), G Ricky Davis (19.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 5.1 apg), F Trenton Hassell (9.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.6 apg), F Kevin Garnett (21.8 ppg, 12.7 rpg, 4.1 apg), C Mark Blount (11.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg).

KEY ADDITIONS: G James (free agent, Raptors); G Randy Foye (draft, No. 7); F Vin Baker (free agent, Clippers).



COACH: Dwane Casey, second season, 33-49.

X-FACTOR: James. Breakout season came while playing for a bad Toronto team during a contract year. Needs to show the Wolves, desperate for a top point guard since sending Sam Cassell to the Clippers, that he is their answer.

OUTLOOK: Frustrated after two straight seasons out of the playoffs, Garnett has more help this season with the additions of James and Foye. That still may not be enough, though, in a conference where it took 44 wins to make the postseason last year.

Source: Associated Press

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