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#1 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 12:23 AM

You all probably know I’m a Lakers guy by now. But, I like you guys, so I want to keep talking hoops on TD.

This season is going to be FUN.

To get yourself in the mood, I highly recommend playing back the Ringer’s NBA Preview Palooza. It deserves an award of some kind.

Let’s gooooooo

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#2 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

Wolves rookies got 0 minutes combined. And why would a person expect anything else?

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:22 PM

Meanwhile, seems like Carlisle is giving Doncic the Thibs treatment as well. Get his ass out there.

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#4 PseudoSABR

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:23 AM

Wolves put out a better effort than I had any right to imagine, though they lost.  


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:20 PM

G League to offer alternative to one in done.

 

I wonder how this is going to work.


#6 bluechipper

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:44 PM

Wolves rookies got 0 minutes combined. And why would a person expect anything else?


Luol Deng didn't play though, so I'll call that a small win.

#7 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:56 PM

What happened to KAT? He used to be good.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 11:59 AM

 

What happened to KAT? He used to be good.

 

Jimmy Butler told me he was over-rated.

 

Only guessing based on the stats, I'd guess the 5 fouls a game he's picking up is the reason for his only 30 minutes per game played, which is probably impacting his counting stats at least. 


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Posted 22 October 2018 - 01:05 PM

 

What happened to KAT? He used to be good.

 

1) Drama with Butler seems to be affecting him. They have no chemistry on the court, barely pass each other the ball, and KAT looks visibly frustrated or annoyed most of the time.

2) Thibs 'offense' and our primary ball-handlers don't create good looks or action for Towns. He's involved in a lot of screens and weaving action but doesn't get rewarded enough for rolling or popping. Our guards want to call their own number more than pass, and their entry passes suck. Wiggins is a black hole where basketballs go to die a horrible death (in the form of 21' turnaround contested fadeaways).

3) He still needs to bulk up to handle true NBA big men in the post, both on offense and defense. This is one area I think he's neglected to improve as much as he could have.

4) Because of 2 and 3 above, he ends up being too passive with the ball because he isn't getting it in good situations. Catching the ball 20' out or after he's already been muscled off the block isn't doing him favors.

 

He probably needs to play next to another true center instead of Taj until he bulks up, but that would make for too big of a lineup for today's modern NBA. Not sure how you fix it this season.

 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 01:32 PM

 

What happened to KAT? He used to be good.

Touches/Shots

 

It isn't just Butler and Wiggins hogging the ball either. Both Teague and D Rose are averaging more shots per game than Towns. I know, SSS yada yada, but Towns can't pass himself the ball and if the 4 primary ball handlers are all looking to get their own then Towns is left fighting for leftovers. 

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 02:57 PM

Towns needs an offense built around his skill set.Smart coaches do that.....which is where our problem lies.


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Posted 22 October 2018 - 04:46 PM

His defense was pretty bad before. It's ventured into abysmal in the small sample we have this year.
Do guys in the NBA just not have any pride in even pretending to try to stop the other team anymore?
Watching KG in his prime was so much fun, he took that side of the ball personally. KAT looks like he couldn't care less on defense- along with the rest of the team.
This Wolves philosophy of "first team to 140 wins" does nothing for me.

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:42 PM

http://www.espn.com/...r?sf200862024=1

If true, the TWolves need to make that trade right now. Those 4 1st round picks can be used as collateral for another Jimmy Buckets type player.
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:53 PM

This type of trade might come close to repairing the franchise. Of course, Thibs still has to be excused.

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#15 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:54 PM

Also, how’s Jimmy’s left hook?

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:56 PM

 

http://www.espn.com/...r?sf200862024=1

If true, the TWolves need to make that trade right now. Those 4 1st round picks can be used as collateral for another Jimmy Buckets type player.

 

If this is true and we didn't immediately say yes....I give up.

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:07 PM

If this is true and we didn't immediately say yes....I give up.


I was reminded by a friend of mine whos a Rockets fan the salaries have to match in the NBA to make the trade. Throw in Joe Bag O' Donuts to match the salary and move on with 4 new 1st round picks.

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#18 Pardon My Dinger

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 05:26 PM

I was reminded by a friend of mine whos a Rockets fan the salaries have to match in the NBA to make the trade. Throw in Joe Bag O' Donuts to match the salary and move on with 4 new 1st round picks.


I’d lose that friend, Van. Effin rockets. I hope jimmy spits on the whole lot of em.
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#19 TheLeviathan

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 09:51 PM

Sounds like Chriss and Knight as the salary dumps can happen as of Halloween if htat offer is for real.

 

Man...that'd be sweet.


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 11:30 PM

I'm waiting for Thibs to come back and say he'd like a little bit more.