Western Links: Mavs, Wolves, Blazers, Suns

Earlier today, we passed along word that George Karl was named Coach of the Year, rounded up a few notes out of the Northwest Division, and previewed the offseason for the Rockets. Now let's check out a few more Western Conference items:

  • Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com wonders if Nate Robinson could be a fit for the Mavericks in free agency this summer or whether Robinson's postseason performance will price him out of Dallas' plans.
  • After taking over as the Timberwolves' new team president, Flip Saunders didn't waste any time instituting some changes to Minnesota's front office. As an Associated Press report (via NBA.com) notes, international scouting coordinator Pete Philo, who helped the team land Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved, was among the cuts.
  • The Trail Blazers should test the market for a potential LaMarcus Aldridge trade this summer while his value is high, according to John Canzano of the Oregonian.
  • Bob Young of the Arizona Republic has a suggestion for newly-appointed Suns GM Ryan McDonough: Hire Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek as Phoenix's new head coach.
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2 thoughts on “Western Links: Mavs, Wolves, Blazers, Suns

  1. Sky14

    I do not mind cleaning out some of Kahn’s men but why get rid of Philo? It appears he did a good job uncovering talent overseas. Should have kept some of the guys who made positive contributions.

    • FlaveFlava

      while it’s disappointing, I’m going to go ahead and trust Saunders because of how bad Kahn was. Seems like he just wants a fresh start in the front office.

      Hopefully, unlike Kahn, he recognizes we’ve needed a shooting guard who can actually shoot.


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