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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 12:30:08 PM   
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General Soreness is Tyus' biggest fan. He's spent more than one post game presser ignoring all questions about himself to talk about Tyus.


Too bad Thibs never seems to listen.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:03:20 PM   
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Derrick Rose is a starting PG in this league per the National Broadcast. The numbers back this up.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:06:30 PM   
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So sad that KAT is just an afterthought in this offense.

Doubly so when Rose is in the game.

AT least Towns is still playing inspired defense.

Unfortunately, because of talent or scheme, the rotations behind him have been just awful.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:08:02 PM   
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If this whole fiasco has got Towns to play good defense it might be worth it.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:09:51 PM   
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How the hell do we not get the ball to KAT in the post when Kuzma is "guarding" him?

Apparently Rose is too busy dribbling in circles to see him...
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:12:45 PM   
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How the hell do we not get the ball to KAT in the post when Kuzma is "guarding" him?

Apparently Rose is too busy dribbling in circles to see him...


So now we post up KAT - when he's being guarded by Tyson Chandler...

So stupid.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:46:44 PM   
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Rose going off from 3!?!?

Our bench has combined for only 41 minutes - and only 7 points.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:50:29 PM   
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Piss poor rebounding by the Wolves, but I love the rule chance on offensive rebounds.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/7/2018 11:51:18 PM   
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The complete lack of help from the bench was the difference in this game.
Rose was outstanding again.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 7:18:08 AM   
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4-8 is an extremely poor start. The west is loaded and we look like we are on pace for a 30 win season if things don't implode further.

At least Thib's should be gone after this season.

Hope Glen is happy that he can save a few bucks not having to hire a new coach and POBO for this wasted season. Probably alienating our best player.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 10:07:47 AM   
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4 losses already this year where we were up after 3. That's now 28 in 2+ years for Thibs.

As a team, the Wolves are 66-28 (70%) when Thibs has had a lead after 3. The NBA average winning percentage for leads after 3 last year was 82%.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 10:30:18 AM   
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About Last Night: Hassan Whiteside unstoppable in victory
Khari Arnold, NBA.com

Nov 8, 2018 3:02 AM ET

Heat center Hassan Whiteside was a massive force against the Spurs on Wednesday.

Hassan Whiteside dominated in the Heat’s 95-88 win over the Spurs, imposing his will early with 18 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks (!) before halftime on Wednesday. He became the first player in franchise history to record eight blocks in a half.

The 7-foot center finished with 29 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks, a line no player has posted since Hakeem Olajuwon in Dec. 1989.

He was everywhere against San Antonio, disrupting shots and immediately running the floor to feast on the other end. His offense provided a lift to a team that was without Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade, while his defense wreaked havoc and helped hold the Spurs to a season-low 88 points.

"You seen guys, they stopped shooting, they stopped shooting around me," Whiteside said on Spurs players feeling his impact in the paint. "They started kicking it out to the 3. And guys were just turning the ball over just to keep me from blocking their shots."

Indeed they were. Here’s an example of the Spurs turning it over in the fourth quarter due to Whiteside’s presence.

Miami earned its first victory over San Antonio since 2014.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 10:32:10 AM   
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So last night's game featured FOUR #1 overall picks and THREE #2 overall picks. All of whom played at least 20 minutes.

Has there ever been an uglier game with so many Top 2 picks playing so much?
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 10:47:28 AM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

So last night's game featured FOUR #1 overall picks and THREE #2 overall picks. All of whom played at least 20 minutes.

Has there ever been an uglier game with so many Top 2 picks playing so much?



That was fun to watch. He looked like a man playing against boys.
When he stays focused, and puts forth maximum effort, he's a monster.

Popovich wasn't pleased at all. Pulled his starting lineup after about 3 minutes.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/8/2018 3:49:01 PM   
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On 1500ESPN‘s recent The Scoop Podcast, hosted by Darren Wolfson, Taylor was a recent guest. On the show, Taylor was asked when it becomes ownership’s role to step in and involve oneself in decision-making — not explicitly related to a Butler trade, but speaking more generally.

Taylor, the majority owner of the Timberwolves since 1994, said that ownership should become involved during decisions that are “financial” impact, “culture” and for those that require a “change in direction.”

If we go off that, Taylor, by not having facilitated a deal, must believe that the financial impact of Butler’s presence with the team is not harsh. He also must feel that the culture has not been shaken to the degree that many on the outside perceive it to be. And together, Taylor must believe the sum of those parts do not justify a change in direction.

Those are subjective lines to be drawn by Taylor and therefore are not naive. What is naive is the alternative to trading Butler that Taylor offered during his interview with Wolfson.

Here is the full quote:

“That’s the alternative,” said Taylor when asked if he could see the team keeping Butler beyond the trade deadline and into free agency next summer. “You say, ‘well if [an acceptable offer] never happens, I guess we’ll never get a deal and Jimmy will play out his contract with us and become a free agent at the end of the year.’

“And then, ‘what’s our alternatives?’ We’ll have a bunch of money in salary to go out and get a free agent ourselves. So, I mean, it isn’t like we don’t have alternatives. We do.”

That statement is one of three things: 1.) naive 2.) misinformed 3.) propaganda.

The Wolves will not have a bunch of money to pursue free agents themselves if Butler simply walks in free agency. That’s not how it works. In fact, as the roster currently stands, the team will have almost no salary cap space to go out and pursue any free agents this summer.


https://zonecoverage.com/2018/timberwolves/the-naivety-of-the-jimmy-butler-holding-pattern/
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 10:13:32 PM   
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Towns with a 29 point and 8 rebound 1st half.
Wolves still down 2 at the half.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 10:14:54 PM   
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Not impressed with Tyus the last couple games.
Not contributing much at all on offense.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 10:54:48 PM   
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BJelly takes over the 3rd qtr.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 11:21:06 PM   
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Wolves take a 14 pt. deficit to 2. but Butler misses a couple free throws and we have back to back turnovers.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 11:23:50 PM   
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Wolves take a 14 pt. deficit to 2. but Butler misses a couple free throws and we have back to back turnovers.

Those missed FTs were the game. He makes them we win. He misses them and broke the momentum and the Kings went on the game winning run.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 11:35:37 PM   
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Not impressed with Tyus the last couple games.
Not contributing much at all on offense.


Jones has to knock down those open looks. He hasn't been doing that.

He does a lot of things well, but he absolutely has to be able to put the ball in the hole better than he has been.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/9/2018 11:44:41 PM   
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Maybe the Wolves win all their home games, they still miss the postseason.

This organization sucks so bad.

Taylor and Thibodeau are a great combination. Hell, they're similar personalities. They deserve each other.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/10/2018 4:32:16 AM   
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I'm finding myself in that zone where it really doesn't bother me to see the Wolves lose because a part of be is deluded enough to think that losing a lot will bring about change.

Said it before - I'll say it again. Glad I cancelled my League Pass. Otherwise, I'd feel compelled to watch this crap.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/10/2018 8:56:34 AM   
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I must say the owner/organization/head coach/POBO combined has so o o o o lost me as a fan. After 20 years of following every game I don't even care to watch. I will spot check the score on occasion but then leave. Just a little more attention than I give to Zach and the Bulls.

I have a question I would appreciate feed back on from you more knowledgable types. Have you ever heard of a modern NBA team not having any players show up a week or two early to get some time together before camp? My understanding is Tyus was the only one in town (and I am assuming he still lives here so no surprise about that). I see that as the most serious reflection that this season as planned/configured was going to be a disaster and immediate change was necessary.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 11/10/2018 9:41:20 AM   
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Butler fractured the locker room. Obviously no one reported early. Couple that with the fact they all hate Thib's guts as well.

Glen should take the four 1st rd pick deal from Houston so that we can move on.

Hou picks look like all will be lottery the way they're falling apart.

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