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Along with tipping Tom Kelly to succeed Dusty Baker in Chicago, the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Charley Waters tries to impress us with the fact he receives his copy of Slam Magazine early.

The Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett in a coming issue of Slam Magazine: “¦one thing that I can’t stand is if I’m working hard and the organization upstairs isn’t working hard, it’s not fair. It’s not fair to me.”

Asked if he would want to leave if the Wolves don’t improve, Garnett said: “I got to.” Down the road somewhere? “I got to. If you’re not working towards a championship, then why are we in this? I’m in it to win, man, I’m not in it to be coming back talking about next year. I’m 30. I’ve probably got four to five years, you know what I’m saying? My clock is ticking, man.”

Just because the following quote is two weeks old, is no reason we can’t savor it. Celtics Doom’s verdict on the Kevin Pittsnogle signing :

It is classic Ainge marginalia, a heavily tattooed shiny object to dazzle the fans as he sifts amidst the garbage that litters the NBDL and summer leagues to find some brand new fool for us all to hang our hopes on.