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#1 edavis0308

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

No one has even started a thread about them this year yet? Are people that down on them? I'm not the world's biggest basketball fan, but this team could have a pretty solid rotation once Love and Rubio come back, assuming good health at that point.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

I'm keeping an eye on the team with cautious optimism. I hope they make the NBA worth watching this season (and winter sports in general).

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

Canis hoopus is a decent read from time to time.

All I have to say is AK is the truth. Probably my favorite player in the league to watch (besides Rubio). Also Schved was real exciting last night...his defense has looked much better than I was expecting.



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:27 AM

Love the new defensive focus. Shved is the kind of versatile slasher you need on a second unit too. Only complaint is D-Will must have run over Adelman's dog - guy never sees the court after the first subs.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

I love having Cunningham in there for the 4th quarter, he's a beast. D Will has at least shown some defensive intensity this year (compared to none last year), but he still looks like a deer in headlights when he gets the ball. And his jumpshot is atrocious. I hope he improves and doesn't go the Wes route (where we have to give up a future first rounder just to get rid of him)...we shall see.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I really like what I've seen so far. Brandon Roy hasn't been mentioned, but I've liked what I've seen of him as well. The Timberwolves raised a lot of eyebrows going after guys like AK47 and Roy, and there's significant risk, but if they get 55-65 games out of each, they will be in great shape.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

I'm waiting for Love and Rubio to be back before really judging this team.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

I have FS North in des Moines on DirecTV..and all the games but the opener have back blacked out. anyone know what gives? This wasn't an.issue last year...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Agreed. If the team can manage to hover around the .500 mark until their return(s), the outlook for a promising season increases dramatically.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

They're not white, they're european.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

The biggest reason for success is that they are playing like a true TEAM. AK47 has been great, and cunningham never gives less than 100%. Preposterous statement alert. There aren't 5 Centers in the NBA right now that I'd rather have the Pekovic. Budinger and Shved have really been nice additions as well. Roy is damaged goods, left the game tonight, gets consistently killed on D. Asst numbers are good, but he's been borderline brutal.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Jim Peterson made a surprisingly adept comment last night; to paraphrase - - Rubio and Shved could be NASTY together. Shved is showcasing some impressive distribution skills, if his shooting continues to improve, they could be a scary pair to try to contain.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

Lost Pekovic to an ankle injury last night and still won (now at 5-2). Kirilenko, Shved, and Cunningham have been outstanding.

This team is incredibly unlucky with the injury bug right now with Rubio, Love, Pek, Budinger, Barea, Roy all out. Hopefully Pekovic's ankle is not too serious and it sounds like Roy and Barea may return on Wednesday.
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#14 TheLeviathan

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

Williams can't buy minutes over Malcolm Lee now. Ouch.

#15 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Adelman for MVP.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Pekovic, Roy, and Barea all still out tonight. The Wolves will have 9 players. They're pretty lucky that the schedule has been weaker these first few games and they have still been winning. Hope that continues tonight vs Charlotte.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Josh Howard will sign today, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Remember when the Wolves drafted Ndudi Ebi three spots ahead of him?

#18 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Williams - DNP (coach's decision)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:53 PM

Josh Howard will sign today, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Remember when the Wolves drafted Ndudi Ebi three spots ahead of him?


I remember that draft well; had to go purchase a new television set the very next day
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Sounds like Ricky is set to return soon, albeit in a reduced role (to start)
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#21 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

Love out tonight with an illness, AK still out with back spasms. Yikes.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

Love out tonight with an illness, AK still out with back spasms. Yikes.


Just when you think you have the ship righted and smooth sailing lies ahead.....
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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

So does Derrick Williams start? Is 1.12 years to short to call a guy a bust. How can a guy be so big, so athletic, and so strong, be such a bad finisher. My elementary boys finish better than this guy. His head is above the rim yet he misses bunny after bunny. I am in the camp that says stop playing this guy all together. K-love spelled by Cunningham is ok with me. Trade Williams for a 2nd rounder just to free up some cash. I'm sure Michael Jordan would take him.

#24 luke829

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

You can tell by the up and down results of the last two games (Philly and Boston) that the team still has some things to work out, but hopefully good things are not too far off.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

Good win last night, albeit for the free throwing shooting and turnovers.
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#26 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

2nd half free throws:

Knicks: 21
Wolves: 4

Adelman was quoted afterwards: "I don't want to say anything. I don't want to get fined."

Edited by Fatt Crapps, 24 December 2012 - 12:39 PM.


#27 luke829

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 01:58 PM

2nd half free throws:

Knicks: 21
Wolves: 4

Adelman was quoted afterwards: "I don't want to say anything. I don't want to get fined."


Injuries have been bad to the team no doubt, but that doesn't excuse the lack of fundamentals shown by many (the above offers a prime example of such)
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#28 Fatt Crapps

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

Injuries have been bad to the team no doubt, but that doesn't excuse the lack of fundamentals shown by many (the above offers a prime example of such)


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#29 TheLeviathan

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

Kahn.....gone. And if you didn't hear his smug exit-interview with Barreiro you should go look it up. Thank god this guy is gone. It's one thing to make gigantic mistakes (how good would Steph Curry look playing with Rubio?) and it's another to refuse any accountability for it.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

Kahn.....gone. And if you didn't hear his smug exit-interview with Barreiro you should go look it up. Thank god this guy is gone. It's one thing to make gigantic mistakes (how good would Steph Curry look playing with Rubio?) and it's another to refuse any accountability for it.

I pretty much stopped following the Wolves when this clown drafted two point guards and passed on Curry. You could just sense he thinks he knows more than anyone and his ego would be his downfall. Hopefully Flip restores some intelligence to the team.