August 18, 2005

Sam says that the T-wolves will miss him!: Cassel says that he is going to have a monster year and the T-wolves will be "at the bottom". Says that he was the reason why the T-wolves made the huge play-off run and why KG was the MVP. Surely no lack of ego in this man. So were Cassel and Spree scapegoats for a season gone bad?

posted by daddisamm to basketball at 08:01 AM - 12 comments

He probably was the reason the Wolves made the playoff run, but this move is about ensuring the future health of your franchise. They had to sign somebody younger.

posted by smithers at 08:24 AM on August 18

Well, when he was a Wolf, his enormous mouth was part of the fun. I guess it's no surprise that the mouth still operates. With Sam and Spree both, I don't think the culprit was so much the men themselves as it was the effects of time on them. Although Spree didn't really do a lot for ticket sales with his preseason comments last year (now that I think about it, Cassell's weird contract protest at the start of last year's camp was also a PR black eye for the team).

posted by cobra! at 08:58 AM on August 18

He's 35, going on 36, with a bad back. Both he and Spree have hugely inflated opinions of themselves and their abilities. Best of luck backing up Livingston in Clipperland, Sam!

posted by dusted at 09:11 AM on August 18

I enjoyed having Cassel the past few years, but now I'm just looking forward to a better looking team! < end necessary rip the ugliest player in ball>

posted by emoeby at 09:35 AM on August 18

Oh, come on, he was endearingly ugly. And when we had him on the court with Spree's Predator hair, it was sort of like the Wolves were fronting the NBA's first interstellar team.

posted by cobra! at 09:57 AM on August 18

So Cassell thinks that he is going to single-handedly push the Clips past the Wolves? Not a chance. Cassell has been lucky to play with two great big men in Garnett and Hakeem, who will be his great big man in LA? He's just bitter.

posted by curlyelk at 10:20 AM on August 18

Any word if Spree has been signed by anybody? I havent heard a thing about him..Hope his family has enough to eat in the meantime! ;-)

posted by daddisamm at 11:33 AM on August 18

Well I am going to miss the endearingly ugly Cassell, but as for Spree, I hope he fails miserably in everything he does. One time my friend askd for his autograph and at first he acted like my friend wasn't there, and then he snapped at him because he didn't go fast enough. Way to appreciate your fans a**hole!!

posted by tina at 11:58 AM on August 18

Oh by the way dusted, LOVE the pic!!

posted by tina at 12:05 PM on August 18

Oh my god - threats from a Clipper. Better hope the mothership arrives soon Sam. You've been stranded.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:39 PM on August 18

Cassell has been lucky to play with two great big men in Garnett and Hakeem, who will be his great big man in LA? I'm not saying Cassell is gonna blow up, but I'd take Elton Brand on my team any day.

posted by swank6 at 05:24 PM on August 18

dusted: I guess if you're going to hell anyways, you might as well enjoy the ride.

posted by smithers at 05:41 PM on August 18

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