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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 9:37:20 AM   
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Sure seems like IF we could ever get everyone healthy and happy at the same time, we'd be a handful for damn-near anyone, no?
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 10:29:39 AM   
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Sure seems like IF we could ever get everyone healthy and happy at the same time, we'd be a handful for damn-near anyone, no?

if we Wiggins would play with that effort every night we could be pretty good.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 10:50:10 AM   
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One thing I noticed during the game last night that I've seen quite often is Steven Adams is a really good guy.

He's physical as hell and just a beast, but there might not be a more safety conscience big in the game. I've seen multiple instances where he either catches or holds up a player to prevent a nasty fall (he passed taking an easy layup once to catch a Plumlee that was heading for an ugly fall after fouling him). He's also the first guy over to help anyone up - teammate or opponent. Last night he helped up Taj and you could hear him keep asking him if he was OK.

Dude looks like a monster, but his sportsmanship is off the charts.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 10:51:56 AM   
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One thing I noticed during the game last night that I've seen quite often is Steven Adams is a really good guy.

He's physical as hell and just a beast, but there might not be a more safety conscience big in the game. I've seen multiple instances where he either catches or holds up a player to prevent a nasty fall (he passed taking an easy layup once to catch a Plumlee that was heading for an ugly fall after fouling him). He's also the first guy over to help anyone up - teammate or opponent. Last night he helped up Taj and you could hear him keep asking him if he was OK.

Dude looks like a monster, but his sportsmanship is off the charts.


He also causes KAT more fits than almost any defender......the reason Wiggins has been so good against OKC is his matchup is so much better than KAT.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 10:59:57 AM   
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A very minor but revealing tidbit about Thibodeau’s approach concerns the lasagna dinner Taylor holds for the entire team at the end of every preseason training camp. It is a traditional feast that Flip Saunders and his coaches and players never failed to mention as being a much-anticipated checkpoint on the season calendar. For Taylor, the billionaire who, however corny, loves the notion of community engagement and a familial atmosphere, it is a cherished get-together. According to a couple of reliable sources, Thibodeau has been a no-show at these gatherings.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 11:00:25 AM   
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Nerlens Noel has a concussion but nothing more than that...(Fractures, etc.)

DL should the Wolves get the Shooting Coach back on staff (that was released)?

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 11:19:36 AM   
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DL should the Wolves get the Shooting Coach back on staff (that was released)?


No idea if he's the guy, but we definitely need a shooting coach.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 11:31:31 AM   
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6-2 when Rose doesn't play since the trade...
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 1:05:42 PM   
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A lot of good stuff in here:

For Ryan Saunders and Andrew Wiggins, ‘Keeping That Same Energy’ Is Adjustment Number One

https://zonecoverage.com/2019/timberwolves/for-ryan-saunders-and-andrew-wiggins-keeping-that-same-energy-is-adjustment-number-one/
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 1:39:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

One thing I noticed during the game last night that I've seen quite often is Steven Adams is a really good guy.

He's physical as hell and just a beast, but there might not be a more safety conscience big in the game. I've seen multiple instances where he either catches or holds up a player to prevent a nasty fall (he passed taking an easy layup once to catch a Plumlee that was heading for an ugly fall after fouling him). He's also the first guy over to help anyone up - teammate or opponent. Last night he helped up Taj and you could hear him keep asking him if he was OK.

Dude looks like a monster, but his sportsmanship is off the charts.


He also went out of way to state that Wiggins was not to blame for the Noel play. Just an unfortunate play but not dirty.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 10:02:13 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

One thing I noticed during the game last night that I've seen quite often is Steven Adams is a really good guy.

He's physical as hell and just a beast, but there might not be a more safety conscience big in the game. I've seen multiple instances where he either catches or holds up a player to prevent a nasty fall (he passed taking an easy layup once to catch a Plumlee that was heading for an ugly fall after fouling him). He's also the first guy over to help anyone up - teammate or opponent. Last night he helped up Taj and you could hear him keep asking him if he was OK.

Dude looks like a monster, but his sportsmanship is off the charts.


He also went out of way to state that Wiggins was not to blame for the Noel play. Just an unfortunate play but not dirty.

Wiggins took it to the rim like a man. Noel got in his way and paid the price. I want to see Wiggins go to the rim like that every time.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/9/2019 11:04:52 PM   
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6-2 when Rose doesn't play since the trade...

3-1 since Covington was in a game.



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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 1:45:15 PM   
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Key Sang@Phantele_
Finally got time to look at the gameflow from last night and wow, it's entirely unlike anything from the past 2 years.
Saunders never made a single block substitution that Thibs made all the time.
He staggered guys one at a time in looking for what worked then stuck with what did



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Takeaways
- Saunders subbed guys in based on what was happening on the floor, the antithesis of Thibs who subbed based entirely on the clock
- The Wolves didn't make a dent in OKC without Tyus and/or Dario on the floor. Which is what it felt like and why they had just huge +/-
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 2:11:47 PM   
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Basketball isn't hockey, never been a fan of the "line change" philosophy of subbing.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 2:16:58 PM   
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Hard to believe, but this time next week, Wiggins will be the #2 scorer in Wolves history.

Well, given the Wolves' history, maybe it's not so hard to believe.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 2:26:40 PM   
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Hard to believe, but this time next week, Wiggins will be the #2 scorer in Wolves history.

Well, given the Wolves' history, maybe it's not so hard to believe.


Sam Mitchell is one of my all-time favorite Timberwolves, but its absurd he's stil 2nd all time in points and 4th all-time in rebounds.

And 2nd in games played and minutes.

https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/MIN/leaders_career.html
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 2:33:25 PM   
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Pooh Richardson played 3 years for us and is still #3 in total assists…
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 2:53:36 PM   
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That one's really surprising, because we've had some pretty decent PGs and a couple of coaches who prized passing over the years.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 8:15:43 PM   
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And in virtually every meaningful category Garnet still better than the next 2 or 3 combined.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 8:19:47 PM   
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Troy Hudson and Rashad McCants still in the top ten in made 3's. Sad, really.

And Wally in the top 10 in assists. . Would not have guessed that.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 9:07:41 PM   
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JimPete blasts Thibs:

http://www.1500espn.com/raised-by-wolves-2/2019/01/jim-pete-thibs-whats-next-wolves-ep-149/
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/10/2019 10:10:56 PM   
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Nate from Canis:

Jim and his family are good people. He and Muneke are the best people in the organization and they both came to Tim’s funeral and both have been really good to the site over the years. I know that the Thibs regime put a lot of pressure on the announcing crew and I thought Jim handled it about as well as one could. It’s hard to explain how crazy the last two years have been and I’m glad people are starting to talk about it.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/11/2019 2:43:37 PM   
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JimPete blasts Thibs:

http://www.1500espn.com/raised-by-wolves-2/2019/01/jim-pete-thibs-whats-next-wolves-ep-149/


Good stuff. And Petersen is such a professional that you would never known from listening to the broadcasts that the coaches were under a gag order from Thibs to not talk to him. It would have been easy to say "OK you want to meet with the media, the media is going to mess with you." And launch an on air vendetta. But Petersen managed to still stay objective and fair.

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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/11/2019 2:52:35 PM   
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JimPete blasts Thibs:

http://www.1500espn.com/raised-by-wolves-2/2019/01/jim-pete-thibs-whats-next-wolves-ep-149/


Good stuff. And Petersen is such a professional that you would never known from listening to the broadcasts that the coaches were under a gag order from Thibs to not talk to him. It would have been easy to say "OK you want to meet with the media, the media is going to mess with you." And launch an on air vendetta. But Petersen managed to still stay objective and fair.


I'm not sure I'd go that far...I figured something like this was exactly what was up as Petersen was uncharacteristically awful this year. Especially how he was always toeing the company line and refusing to criticize the Wolves for anything.

My guess is that there were significant threats from Thibs to the broadcast crew and the local media about losing access to the team if they didn't "play nice". Its pretty clear how everyone's (JimPete, Britt, JonK, Jace, etc) tone has shifted 180 degrees the past few days.
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RE: Wolves 2018 Game Day - 1/11/2019 3:18:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: David Levine

JimPete blasts Thibs:

http://www.1500espn.com/raised-by-wolves-2/2019/01/jim-pete-thibs-whats-next-wolves-ep-149/


Good stuff. And Petersen is such a professional that you would never known from listening to the broadcasts that the coaches were under a gag order from Thibs to not talk to him. It would have been easy to say "OK you want to meet with the media, the media is going to mess with you." And launch an on air vendetta. But Petersen managed to still stay objective and fair.


I'm not sure I'd go that far...I figured something like this was exactly what was up as Petersen was uncharacteristically awful this year. Especially how he was always toeing the company line and refusing to criticize the Wolves for anything.

My guess is that there were significant threats from Thibs to the broadcast crew and the local media about losing access to the team if they didn't "play nice". Its pretty clear how everyone's (JimPete, Britt, JonK, Jace, etc) tone has shifted 180 degrees the past few days.


He did lose me a bit at the end when he said what a great team owner Glen Taylor is.

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