When the Minnesota Timberwolves introduced newly signed guard Ramon Sessions earlier this week, general manager David Kahn hinted that the team would likely make one more move this week.
According to a Yahoo Sports report, that move was signing former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Sasha Pavlovic to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
The Wolves – aside from the signing of Sessions to a four-year deal – have seemingly done everything they can this offseason to clear money off the books for the 2010 offseason, when pending free agents LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Tracy McGrady and Dwyane Wade will be available.
When Kahn said this was a team that could afford to wait a year or two for Ricky Rubio, this is what he was talking about.
It’s going to be tough to evaluate Kahn in the short term, especially since the Wolves are clearly fielding a team poised to be good in two years, not this upcoming season.
But so far, I like what he’s done, and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. This was a team in need of a major overhaul. And considering the attachment among former GM Kevin McHale and last year’s players, there’s no reason to think this would be happening without Kahn.