David Kahn met with the media on Thursday. Surprisingly, he said the Minnesota Timberwolves probably wouldn't be involved in many trade or free agent rumors during the lockout-shortened offseason.
Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn addressed the media on Thursday morning, the first day players could return to the team facilities following the long summer due to the NBA lockout. The Wolves haven't been involved in any major rumors thus far and, according to Kahn, they probably won't be all that active in the shortened offseason.
Kahn addressed the topic of trades first, before the media even asked him about it, but seemed to suggest that Minnesota wouldn't be all that active on the market.
Trades we can talk about it. We're not making any trades right now, not today. As I've said pretty consistently, I like a lot of the players on this team a lot. I'm very excited to see them develop under Rick and his staff. That doesn't mean we won't do any pruning and tweaking between now and the start of the season, or even after the start of the season. No one should anticipate any wholesale roster movement between now and whenever we do start. I think Rick and I have talked about this, he's very excited to see what he has. It will be very important to allow him and his staff a long period of time to really familiarize themselves with the roster."
The topic of free agency came up just a short while later and, again, Kahn indicated that they probably won't be very active.
Q: Are you interested in free agency?
DK: "Well sure... Of course. We will look at every option as we always do. As I've said fairly consistently, there are only so many roster spots. By the definition if you like a lot of the players and are eager for the coaching staff to familiarize themselves with the players and really take a look at them....if you already like what you see, you can see by its very nature that we will not be as active as lot of teams will be."
Considering the team added three large pieces in the offseason -- Ricky Rubio, second overall pick Derrick Williams and new head coach Rick Adelman -- it'll be interesting to see how many more moves Kahn decides to actually make during the shortened "offseason."