Let's try something new…

Seeing as how I won’t be able to watch tonight’s game in Philadelphia due to some personal circumstances, I’m extending to y’all the opportunity to write your very own recap. What I want you to do — if you’re interested — is watch tonight’s game and make your recap. Email that to me — jsteinmeyer11@gmail.com — and if there’s a few to pick from, I’ll either put them all up, or if someone just blows me out of the water with a lengthy, detailed and intuitive report, I’ll just post that individual’s.

So here’s your chance to be me; to reach an audience of hundreds of Wolves fans and show what you got to offer in the Blogosphere!

Free All-Star game trip!

Wanna head to the 2011 All-Star game??? Read the details here!

Starting tomorrow through Friday, January 28, all fans need to do is Tweet: I entered for chance to win #AmexSports trip to @NBA All-Star from @americanexpress. I’d bring [insert friend/family member]” to become eligible in the contest. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/Twitter account per Entry Period.

During the Entry Period, the randomly selected winners will receive Two (2) round-trip flights and three (3) nights’ accommodations, which are included with the All-Star Entertainment Series Package prizes. Ground transportation and food and beverage are not included.

Try it out and hope for the best! Good luck, guys.

Fun with the Trade Machine and FREE TICKETS!

As I’m sure you all know, ESPN’s Trade Machine is more addictive than cocaine on clearance. The Wolves should be very active with the Feb. 24th trade deadline approaching, and it’ll be interesting to see what deals get done — or don’t get done.

Here’s my trade of the day:

CHA gets: Sebastian Telfair, Corey Brewer and Utah’s first rounder

MIN gets: Gerald Wallace

Any comments?

Ok, now it’s your turn. I’m gonna hold a little contest here and the winner of this contest is going to win themselves two tickets to the Feb. 23rd game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The game is right before the Feb. 24th trade deadline, so you may see a new rendition to the Wolves’ roster or maybe you’ll see someone get traded while they’re on the court! That’s highly unlikely but it should be a fun game regardless.

Here’s the contest: I want you to put yourself in David Kahn’s shoes. With the deadline approaching and now plenty of time to assess the team wholly, what moves are you going to make to improve this team? Use the ESPN Trade Machine to do most of your transacting, and if some of your moves include moving picks or the Al Jefferson-trade exception, just let me know in words what you did.

What I want to know is what you would do as Timberwolves’ GM. Multiple moves may be necessary, but the winner could make just one move to improve the team exponentially; It’s really all up to you. All you have to do is create the trades, give me your reasoning on the move(s), comment on this post or email me (jsteinmeyer11@gmail.com: PREFERRED) with the moves you’re planning on, and I’ll pick the winner at the end of January.

Review:

  1. Use ESPN Trade Machine and create a series of, or one individual move that you think the Wolves should make with the trade deadline coming up. Remember: Explain to me in words if any trade will include any draft picks or the Al Jefferson trade exception. (I want you to use the Trade Machine because then we can verify it will work with the salary cap.)
  2. Comment or email me your potential transactions to make them valid. I’ll run them through the machine myself and let you know what I think.
  3. I pick a winner at the end of January. The winner will have given me a thorough reasoning of why their moves are the best and will ultimately help the team the most. (Don’t forget to explain yourself.)
  4. You win tickets to the Grizzlies game the day before the trade deadline!!!

Have fun with this, guys! And good luck!