Posted by Royce Young
The Minnesota Timberwolves are close to signing point guard Luke Ridnour, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports . Terms are reported at $16 million over four years.
So let's take roll here. Jonny Flynn, point guard. Ramon Sessions, point guard. Ricky Rubio, point guard. Luke Ridnour, point guard. As Eric Freeman of The Sporting Blog put it , "This joke isn't funny anymore."
However, there's a somewhat reasonable explanation for the deal. A Wojnarowski mentioned in his original report, the Wolves are looking to sign Ridnour to the exact same deal as Sessions and then move Sessions to a team able to absorb his contract. Basically, this is a trade of Ridnour for Sessions. Not terrible.
But you know what would've made more sense? Not signing Sessions in the first place. Heck, not drafting Jonny Flynn and ticking off Ricky Rubio would have probably made the most sense. But we're talking about KAAAHHHN here. What makes the most sense isn't necessarily what is actually done. I keep telling myself that here any minute it's all going to click and make complete sense for everyone. Surely Kahn has a brilliant masterplan, and we just haven't figured it out. It's not incompetence, right? RIGHT?
With the deal sending Al Jefferson to Utah reportedly finished, the Wolves are going to be about $13 million under the cap, which is definitely good. Plus, they're stockpiling a number of quality assets and picks.
But in order to turn all that into actual on-court success, you've got to make the right moves once you have it. And how confident can Wolves fans be that their management will do that? Going by recent history, I'm saying that would fall in the "not confident" category.