Since David Kahn was hired in May of 2009, each offseason has typically loosely followed a set pattern of events somewhat like the below:
1. Kahn ends the season with a couple of draft picks, some expiring contracts, and cap room as he enters the offseason.
2. Fans everywhere devise ludicrous trade scenarios and become so bloated with expectations that they start resembling the balloon blueberry kid from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
3. The Wolves make a series of preposterous draft-day moves that result in at least 100,000 bloody heads that have been scratched to a pulp.
4. An average-to-below average player is signed for 4-years and $16 million
5. A trade is made where Kahn sends out a little more than he needed to and got back a little less than he should have.
6. Team underperforms. Cycle Repeats. Fan-wide cornea sporking ensues.
When Williams was drafted last summer at #2 (the correct pick at the time for value reasons), it was widely assumed that Kahn was ...