by Marcel Mutoni

Regardless of what Forbes Magazine would have you believe, Kevin McHale is a terrible GM. Not only did he practically give away Kevin Garnett this past summer (if you don’t think that was a sweetened deal for his pal and former teammate Danny Ainge up in Boston, then I’ve got a bridge to sell you), but he’s now presiding over one of the worst teams in League history.

At 4-29, the T-Pups are the Association’s bottom-feeders, and McHale acknowledges that he hasn’t been the shrewdest operator ever over the last few years. The proof is in the pudding.

“We have guys getting beat down and losing their competitive edge,” said McHale, Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations. “You can’t do that. You can do a lot of stuff, but you cannot not compete. I understand why it happens; it’s human nature. You have to fight through tough times, and we’re going through tough times.”

How this man remains gainfully employed in that town is one of the great mysteries in life. Wait, does James Dolan run both the Knicks and Timberwolves? Because that would explain a lot.

Whatever the case, Minny better get its act together soon. Some of the fans are inching ever closer to the proverbial ledge.