Timberwolves GM David Kahn Implies Lottery was Fixed for Cavs

David Kahn Ricky Rubio

As you know by now, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the first overall pick in the NBA Draft lottery last night, meaning the Minnesota Timberwolves will pick second. This immediately prompted rumors that the T’Wolves are looking to deal their #2 overall draft choice.

Unfortunately for Minnesota fans, it also means general manager David Kahn is in charge of making the deal.

Kahn has been one of our favorite re-occurring targets over years. (Linking to all of our critical articles would take too long; but here’s one, and here’s another). And last night Kahn said he knew Minnesota was “dead” when it got down to the final three remaining in the top three spots: himself, Utah’s Kevin O’Connor and Cleveland’s Nick Gilbert.

h/t to Cosby Sweaters

UPDATE: Kahn says the next day he was joking

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Idiotic David Kahn compares Darko to Chris Webber (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves President David Kahn

I really don’t know what to say about Minnesota Timberwolves GM David Kahn. My T’Wolves blogger Peter Christian has really said it all. On multiple occasions. Kahn is a moron when it comes to social judgment, and evaluating talent. Here’s an extension of that sentence in many more words and harsher prose.

I have to hand it to NBA TV’s Chris Webber, he really handled this incident with aplomb. It’s not every day that someone takes one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history, a player who has not produced ANYTHING at the professional level, despite being taken #2 overall in his draft class, and compares him to you.

When you happen to be somebody with a 14 year NBA career that featured six All-Star appearances. And you’ve been ranked in the top 75 players of all-time by Bill Simmons’ “The Book of Basketball.

By Paul M. Banks

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