Mike James, most disappointing FA pickup thus far?
Man did this guy drop off his production quickly, I guess the Timberwolves aren't a team that is much talked about other than KG but I find it interesting that no one has mentioned how awful of a free agent signing Mike James has been for that team. He, along with Foye was supposed to put the Wolves back on the map and assure them a playoff spot, but it looks like they'll be missing the playoffs again, Garnett doesn't have enough help around him. He was probably the most talked about FA during the off-season other than Wallace and maybe Bonzi.
To give everyone a better picture, he has gone from averaging 20.3 points, 5.8 assists and 46.9% shooting to 11.8 points, 4.3 assists and 44.2%. I really thought he could help the Wolves clinch the division title given his great play post ASB last year, and the fact that the Wolves were lacking a good scorer that could take pressure off of KG, but he's been a huge mistake so far for the Wolves.
Another dumb move by McHale or will he improve throughout the season? Thoughts please.
Big Ben is a much bigger disappointment than James. Everyone knows James numbers would go down in Minny because he had soo much control of the ball in Toronto and other than Bosh, there weren't any better options.
He was a decent player playing on a bad team last year. He got hot at some point during the year and road it until the end of the season. He was more hype than anything in the off-seson free agent market. He said he wanted to prove he is the best guard in the league. Whatever. Most players with his ability on a top 4 conference team would have been the 3rd or 4th guy off the bench last year. He probably should not be starting for Minnesota. He got his contract and is happy. Unlike Latrell Sprewell he can feed his family.