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#1 DaveW

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

Freaking Thibs does it again.

I hope we fire this clown and figure out a way to hire Hoiberg.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:14 PM

X Rays are negative.

 

It was a hustle play, I think your stretching blaming Thibs.

 

Not that I don't agree that he has to reduce the minutes of the starters.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:20 PM

Still trading LaVine instead of Wiggins (who is turning into a shooter who does not like defense) could be a franchise defining move.And it has been commented on in the press and online.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 10:30 PM

 

X Rays are negative.

 

It was a hustle play, I think your stretching blaming Thibs.

 

Not that I don't agree that he has to reduce the minutes of the starters.

Non contact injuries like his are almost always ligament tears/sprains which won't show up on a x-ray.

 

If the MRI results come back negative we can breathe a sigh of relief. 

 

Concur on Thibs saddling his starters with unnecessary minutes. 

Edited by KirbyDome89, 23 February 2018 - 11:28 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:13 PM

Still trading LaVine instead of Wiggins (who is turning into a shooter who does not like defense) could be a franchise defining move. And it has been commented on in the press and online.


Dude, you jumped onto a thread about a knee injury to Jimmy Butler, and you waited two comments before pivoting into a non-related Wig Dig. Bravo.

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#6 RaoulDuke

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 02:40 AM

I am not a big Thibs fan, he is too outdated for me, but I don't think this is all on him.Butler was rested coming off the all star break. I do wonder if there was something up with him sitting out the all star game though, that was a kinda weird circumstance to have this happen 2 games later.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:10 AM

Without Butler can the Wolves even make the playoffs ?


#8 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:38 AM

Without Butler can the Wolves even make the playoffs ?


Nope.
It was going to be close down the stretch even with Butler.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

If there is a major knee injury that might effectively end his time here.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:18 PM

Not an ACL injury, thank goodness. 

 

This being a meniscus injury, I would think there's a chance he comes back this year, but there aren't many details yet.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

 

Without Butler can the Wolves even make the playoffs ?

I think they still would make the playoffs if Butler doesn't play another game. The Clippers and Jazz are the two contenders for the 8 spot.

 

Let's say the Wolves go 10-10 to finish the season. The Clippers would have to go 15-9, or the Jazz would have to go 16-7 to equal the Wolves. I don't see that happening.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:42 PM

I think they still would make the playoffs if Butler doesn't play another game. The Clippers and Jazz are the two contenders for the 8 spot.

Let's say the Wolves go 10-10 to finish the season. The Clippers would have to go 15-9, or the Jazz would have to go 16-7 to equal the Wolves. I don't see that happening.


Do you think the Wolves can play .500 ball without Butler though?
I don't think so, he's the heart and soul of this team.
I'd predict 7-13 without him. The schedule is pretty tough the rest of the way.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

 

Do you think the Wolves can play .500 ball without Butler though?
I don't think so, he's the heart and soul of this team.
I'd predict 7-13 without him. The schedule is pretty tough the rest of the way.

I think so. Look at their last 10 games. That includes Memphis twice, Atlanta, Dallas, and New York, basically 5 games against the worst 4 teams in the NBA.

 

I can also see Wiggins going on a scoring tear here in this situation.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:43 PM

 

Freaking Thibs does it again.

I hope we fire this clown and figure out a way to hire Hoiberg.

this is why I no longer comment on the Twins Daily sight. BS.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

In my experience, both observed and experienced firsthand, I would say he’s out 10-12 weeks. Right in time for the playoffs. Could be a blessing in disguise?

I mean, hear me out, because I need a little of the ol’ optimism. For the remaining schedule, we’ve got Crossover and Taj to provide the leadership. Say we hand the keys to Wiggins and he finally takes off as the number #1 wing...then, when it really counts, here comes Jimmy Buckets, fresh and rehabilitated.

...maybe?

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#16 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

Ultimately, I think we’re still a playoff team. Even without Jimmy, we should still be better than Denver, Portland, and Nawlins.

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