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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 11:48:46 AM   
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The thing is, they played one of their best 1.5 quarters or whatever of the year to start out. And it was as much to do with defense as offense. The intensity and focus were exceptional.

And then…

I like Finch a lot and I think he’s overall been a decent game manager, making adjustments when needed. But he failed twice at it last night. You can’t just sit and watch that implosion.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 11:57:25 AM   
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I think the all-out effort on defense wore us out. Helps explain the 1st and 3rd quarter surges and the 2nd and 4th quarter meltdowns.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 12:49:43 PM   
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One other point to consider: this team is not mature enough to handle success. They went on two huge runs, and it seemed like they believed they could take the foot off the gas and Memphis would quit. The patient, consistent offensive game plan disappeared, and we started to see way too much hero ball, turnovers, and late-clock contested shots.

And this problem with success has been there all year: win one huge game, then lay an absolute egg because they started reading the press clippings. Hopefully this time they'll finally get it.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 1:02:58 PM   
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Barkley is 100% spot on!!

This is the dumbest team in the league and it starts with Towns.


Dumbest team in the league? They made the playoffs didn't they?

Towns had to learn to win Regular Season games....Now Playoff games.

I am still waiting for Charles first championship. Chuck shows a lot of jealousy at times but KAT is the #2 behind Edwards. Edwards being hurt the last 2 games is the issue.

The key to the Wolves wins and losses in the playoffs is/was/will be Edwards ability to drive to the hole each game. Beasley and KAT do it somewhat but Edwards is the key....the lane needs to open up for him for us to succeed.


Would you value Robert Horry’s opinion more? 7 rings and all.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 3:32:18 PM   
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Mic'd up KAT to Ant: "Do not drive against Memphis, they are a shot blocking team"


Thanks for the direct quote David. That one floored me when I heard it. I’d been yelling the exact opposite at the tv and my dogs for 5 minutes. So when I heard him say that I was astonished.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/22/2022 3:34:17 PM   
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One thing about the TWolves is that they are always interesting!
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 6:27:45 AM   
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Mic'd up KAT to Ant: "Do not drive against Memphis, they are a shot blocking team"


Thanks for the direct quote David. That one floored me when I heard it. I’d been yelling the exact opposite at the tv and my dogs for 5 minutes. So when I heard him say that I was astonished.


Have to agree. Didn’t see that quote. Edwards to the hole is the key. It is their first year but I do believe that outside of KAT they haven’t been playing dumb. Next game I would bench Naz for Monroe. Play prince a little more and tell them all that they have to clear the lane for Edwards.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 9:52:53 PM   
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Okay! 5 point lead after 1st quarter. This one is in the bag. What could go wrong?

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 10:10:35 PM   
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Okay! 5 point lead after 1st quarter. This one is in the bag. What could go wrong?

Is it just me or does Memphis play better with Morant on the bench? He plays no defense.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 10:12:28 PM   
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Okay! 5 point lead after 1st quarter. This one is in the bag. What could go wrong?

Is it just me or does Memphis play better with Morant on the bench? He plays no defense.


They did have a better record this year in games he didn’t play.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 10:53:04 PM   
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They better figure out how to cover Bane.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/23/2022 10:53:42 PM   
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That Protestor is going to have a nice headache sitting in her jail cell.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 12:15:10 AM   
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I recognize the frustration with Kat, but he is learning how to play. Trade him or otherwise look to get rid of him? Why let him use his experiences earned here translate into wins for his successor teams? Take the bad now, learn from it, move on.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 7:14:25 AM   
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Memphis coach is complaining about foul calls after the game. Wolves have been called for 15-16 more over the series.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 10:04:26 AM   
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I recognize the frustration with Kat, but he is learning how to play. Trade him or otherwise look to get rid of him? Why let him use his experiences earned here translate into wins for his successor teams? Take the bad now, learn from it, move on.


This is his 7th season though.

I know that he doesn’t have much playoff experience so that’s new, but still after 7 years you should kind of know what you have. Having said that, I’m still undecided on whether I want to be rid of him. I’ve gone back and forth 3 times this year alone. Might just have to live with the fact that he’s an extremely talented but frustrating player.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 10:19:32 AM   
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Ant in his first Playoffs:

37.5 MPG, 25 PPG, 5 RPG, 3 APG, 2.1 stocks

55.3% 2pt FG on 7.5/game
43% 3pt FG on 10/game
86% FT on 5.6/game.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 12:56:32 PM   
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I recognize the frustration with Kat, but he is learning how to play. Trade him or otherwise look to get rid of him? Why let him use his experiences earned here translate into wins for his successor teams? Take the bad now, learn from it, move on.


This is his 7th season though.

I know that he doesn’t have much playoff experience so that’s new, but still after 7 years you should kind of know what you have. Having said that, I’m still undecided on whether I want to be rid of him. I’ve gone back and forth 3 times this year alone. Might just have to live with the fact that he’s an extremely talented but frustrating player.

If he has a bad call go against him, he doesn't seem to let it go and that leads to more mental mistakes.

Last night he had a call or two go against him and he took some bad shots at times, but he shook it all off and came through in the clutch.
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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 2:39:10 PM   
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I recognize the frustration with Kat, but he is learning how to play. Trade him or otherwise look to get rid of him? Why let him use his experiences earned here translate into wins for his successor teams? Take the bad now, learn from it, move on.


This is his 7th season though.

I know that he doesn’t have much playoff experience so that’s new, but still after 7 years you should kind of know what you have. Having said that, I’m still undecided on whether I want to be rid of him. I’ve gone back and forth 3 times this year alone. Might just have to live with the fact that he’s an extremely talented but frustrating player.

If he has a bad call go against him, he doesn't seem to let it go and that leads to more mental mistakes.

Last night he had a call or two go against him and he took some bad shots at times, but he shook it all off and came through in the clutch.

Agree. He has to control his emotions better and minimize all the mental mistakes he makes.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/24/2022 4:19:13 PM   
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I recognize the frustration with Kat, but he is learning how to play. Trade him or otherwise look to get rid of him? Why let him use his experiences earned here translate into wins for his successor teams? Take the bad now, learn from it, move on.


This is his 7th season though.

I know that he doesn’t have much playoff experience so that’s new, but still after 7 years you should kind of know what you have. Having said that, I’m still undecided on whether I want to be rid of him. I’ve gone back and forth 3 times this year alone. Might just have to live with the fact that he’s an extremely talented but frustrating player.

If he has a bad call go against him, he doesn't seem to let it go and that leads to more mental mistakes.

Last night he had a call or two go against him and he took some bad shots at times, but he shook it all off and came through in the clutch.

Agree. He has to control his emotions better and minimize all the mental mistakes he makes.


And a mojority of the fouls he commits are pointless. I don't even know what he's trying to accomplish. Stupid wrestling matches 20 feet from the basket. Going over the top for a rebound he has no chance of getting. Blatantly shoving a defender out of the way with a forearm when a fundamental basketball move would suffice.

Most of them are fairly obvious, easy calls for the ref to make. And then he reacts like the ref just shot his dog.

I used to always say the four fouls they give me before they make me go sit down (5 in NBA) are precious gifts. You have to use them wisely and get your money's worth.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/25/2022 9:05:12 AM   
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Timberwolves have been one of the best "hustle" teams in the playoffs so far.

Per http://NBA.com, the playoff Wolves rank:

1st in loose balls recovered per game (10)
2nd in deflections per game (16)
2nd in contested shots (def) per game
3rd in charges drawn per game

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/25/2022 10:25:02 AM   
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Just to be clear — Chris is 100% correct. This actually happened. Multiple people by the locker room witnessed it.

It was two young stars joking around and showing mutual respect for each other’s game & health.

Really cool moment, not sure why anyone would try to discredit it.
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Ja Morant and Anthony Edwards caught each other in the hallway and were talking a little smack with each other.

At the end of the interaction, Ja goes, "Get healthy, dawg."

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/25/2022 11:01:43 AM   
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McLaughlin plated great. He deserves more minutes. Russell needs to pick his game up some more.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/25/2022 11:11:55 AM   
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McLaughlin plated great. He deserves more minutes. Russell needs to pick his game up some more.


He was great on offense...the problem with him is his length on defense....

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/26/2022 6:51:53 PM   
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Okay fine. They got back in the game by raining in some threes.

Now they need to forget that for a while and attack some more. And play up tempo…

And towns needs to stop whining, but that’s just a given.

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RE: Wolves 2021/2022 Season - 4/26/2022 7:06:30 PM   
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Not a bad quarter 4 of 5 stars. Would recommend.

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