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Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by jpzx, Oct 20, 2015.
Let's start something.
KG hasn't gained a pound in 20 years
You look at the dudes who lasted in the NBA until close to 40.....they know how to maintain their bodies.
Excited for the season. I never was a huge Sam Mitchell guy but I'm interested to see what he can bring. He's got the eye in the sky on him though so we know he's being told many many things to stay in line.
As I've also mentioned several times I'm anxious to see how these minutes are going to be distributed this year. All these cats need development. Now - we are talking about the T-Wolves here, and that means half the team will be hurt by the ASG anyway so :x
Season Goal should be improving Wiggins and KAT into stars (number 1 thing hands down)....and team shooting for 35 wins.
Let's get it!
Mitchell already givin up on the LaVine starting idea Wiggins has moved for now to the 2 guard spot.
140 preseason minutes so far LaVine is 11-46 FG (.239), 2-11 3PT (.182) and 13 TO's.
Players like LaVine, Tyus, etc. IMO are still so young and green they need to go play in the D-League somehow. The NBA still needs a proper minor league system especially when they are going to continue to let in all these 19 year olds who are not close to being NBA ready.
Tyus Jones definitely needs to be in the Developmental League for much of this upcoming season I think, and it seems like he will be based on some of the comments from the AP's Jon Kraw + the Lavine from starting SG to backup PG thing.
Sam Mitchell tells the media that Zach Lavine is the Timberwolves starting SG and Kevin Martin is their backup SG so long before the season... but why? There are no advantages. The clear disadvantages are that things don't go according to plan and you have to make a move which is basically a public change-of-mind (since you've already told them that your starting lineup was going to include Lavine, but halfway through the preseason you've switched that).
Just say, 'We're just trying out different rotations, seeing which guys mesh well together, and that's a decision we'll make on opening night.'
Then, nobody's talking right now about how Lavine lost his starting SG spot in the preseason, and you don't have to come forward with a rationale or reasoning.
^ Yup, agreed.
This leaves out Tyus, Andre Miller, Adreian Payne, and Pek.
Rest in peace, Flip Saunders.
Know we talked *** about his coaching decisions but I hate to see him go out like that and so suddenly
RIP Flip Thank you for the memories as a Woles fan.
It's staggering to me (and yet we're constantly reminded) how sudden cancer can spread and develop. Somber day all around. Flip Saunders will be missed.
Cancer sucks. Terrible.
Franchise is in neutral mode now once the shock of this levels off - one guy had all those duties and now he's gone. Glen Taylor's ownership plan too really was to transition this team off to Saunders-led group and leave.
I REALLY wanted that win. **** wasn't even about me though.
Thank you, Rubio and co.
Rubio - 28 PTS, 14 AST
Towns - 32 MIN, 14 PTS, 12 REB
If Rubio is finally healthy that is going to be THE key factor for the team this season.
@ Denver Friday night!
@DanBarreiroKFAN: From Saunders family: Private memorial services this weekend in Twin Cities. Public memorial celebration of Flip's life later this year...
Emmanuel Mudiay 11 TO's in the Nuggets big win over the Rockets... was 11 more than Ricky Rubio, and three more than the entire Minnesota Timberwolves team.
Let's get it tonight.
Rubio to outwit Mudiay tonight for his encore. 30 more minutes.