Kevin Garnett has been training his tender knees by running in sand in Malibu, Calif. The 7-footer, who has added muscle this summer and is up to a career-high 253 pounds, is expected to play more power forward than small forward this season. When Garnett was drafted by the Timberwolves in 1995, he weighed 210 pounds. -- St. Paul Pioneer Press This is both interesting and sad. Sam Cassell is replaced by Marko Jaric, I like Marko, but that's a severe downgrade. Then they pickup Nikoloz Tskitishvili..... why? So the only other player of note there is Wally "Serving Crack"(Szczerbiak), as the second option to Garnett? I think the Wolves have imploded, and Garnett is in danger of twiddling away the peak years of his prime. He made a big mistake when he resigned with those clowns out of misguided loyalty. I think the Wolves would be better served by starting all over, and rebuilding to deliver a team of the future. It would be lovely if Joe Dumars could figure out a way to help make that happen. I'll leave it for the capologists to figure, but Garnett is one of the very few players that I would give up Sheed & Darko for, and I'd do it and never look back. I know it's been discussed before, but with this season getting close to starting, and Minny heading for another fall. Is it time to think about courting Garnett early and often to plant the seed? Hey, everybody has a wet dream once in awhile.