The Timberwolves' core group might be...

The Timberwolves' core group might be changing

There are 47 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 13, 2010, titled The Timberwolves' core group might be changing. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Timberwolves went into the 2009-10 season hoping forwards Al Jefferson and Kevin Love and point guard Jonny Flynn would be the foundation of an NBA playoff contender in two or three years.

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The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#1 Apr 13, 2010
If Mr. Rambis believes Jonny Flynn has made the most significant strides of any player, either he or I is completely out of our mind.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 13, 2010
Get rid of Jefferson. He's poison in the locker room.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#3 Apr 13, 2010
It is hard to understand Kahn's unabashed confidence in Flynn after what most of us think was a disappointing rookie season. I see no harm in giving Flynn one more season, as Rubio cannot come for at least one more year, minimum. If Flynn doesn't produce next year then I think they should move him for what they can get.

As far as Jefferson and Love, Jefferson can't play center, Love can't survive at small forward. This isn't going to work folks, and the sooner Rambis and Kahn figure that out the quicker we can get on with this rebuilding process. I would keep Love and deal Al.

No free agents are going to want to come here and lose.....lose.....lose. The t-wolves might be able to entice some second tier free agents to come here, IF we are willing to overpay to get them.

Hopefully, the draft lottery finally goes our way and we get the first, or second, pick. Either Wall or Turner will help this team more than anyone currently on the roster. If we are able to draft Wall we could deal Rubio and Flynn. If we draft Turner we could see how Flynn develops next year before deciding whether it will be Flynn, or Rubio, at PG.

Junk the triangle during the offseason. We don't seem to have the players to run it.
Jefferson

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Apr 13, 2010
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
Get rid of Jefferson. He's poison in the locker room.
Get rid of Bob the Bilderberg. He's poison in the comments section.
Marmal

Fayetteville, AR

#5 Apr 13, 2010
If we draft Turner though we shouldn't junk the triangle offense... He is a perfect player for this system and would make an immediate impact.
whattt

Hugo, MN

#6 Apr 13, 2010
just another day in loserville.......
odennorsson

Duluth, MN

#8 Apr 13, 2010
Not one of those losers would be missed. The Wolves need to get fair value; that's it. Its not like trading KG as the fans have no connection to any of these guys. If you go to a game next year and Love or Flynn or even big Al isn't on the roster are you really gonna care?
Is losing 60 games with a bunch of D league players any worse than losing 60 games with Flynn, Al, & Love? Supposedly they all got upside; that's the only difference!
How has Darko made the defense better? 133 points given up in the last outing; that outing was not too different from the other outings during Darko's tenure.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#9 Apr 13, 2010
whattt wrote:
just another day in loserville.......
This fellow, by whatever moniker he uses on any given day, is of the intellectual order that thinks that getting a rise out of people, even when it is in disgust at his repetitiveness and lack of creativity, constitutes success. He's like the kid who belches in the back of the room or turns his sneezes into the word "horsesh-t" and considers the laughs of cretans to be sufficient justification to continue his antics. Well, blessedly, the Twolves season is over, so the unlimited cleverness of this odd poster will, for a short time, be on display only to his other junior high friends and those who are unlucky enough to have to cross paths with him on a daily basis.
Jogante

Port Orchard, WA

#10 Apr 13, 2010
Kahn should trade a power foward to Golden State for a starting gaurd. That might clear up the same position log jams each team has. If Turner is gone and Wall is left we have to take him. Having a player like the Bull's Rose isn't so bad.
tex

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Apr 14, 2010
Love will be traded. While they cannot say it publicly, it is obvious that the Love/Jefferson tandem cannot play on together. Everyone knows it. Love's contract will be easier to trade and the fact that he has healthy knees (unlike Jefferson) should allow Kahn to get much better value in return.
Zeke

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 14, 2010
The Wolves????? Who are the Wolves???? Does anybody care???
HMMMM

Farmington, MN

#13 Apr 14, 2010
Jefferson wrote:
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Get rid of Bob the Bilderberg. He's poison in the comments section.
Long Live Bob the Bilderberg! The only poison in the comment section is the people like you that seek to eliminate free speech.
smartie

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 14, 2010
Get rid of 'em. Sell 'em Taylor. To Omaha with 'em.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Apr 14, 2010
Zeke wrote:
The Wolves????? Who are the Wolves???? Does anybody care???
The only people that care are the ones clicking on the article. Welcome!
Connecticut

Boston, MA

#16 Apr 14, 2010
I don't understand the sports section of this newspaper.

On the day of the Twins home opener the lead sports story was about the Vikings.

Today the lead story is the Timberwolves... first of all is St Paul trying to thumb its nose at Minneapolis because thats where the new stadium is... and secondly who cares about the Timberwolves.. especially as a lead story...and no I did not read it!

I can't wait for the lead story tomorrow about the Swarm!
Fan

Maple Grove, MN

#17 Apr 14, 2010
It's been a long, terrible season without much, if any, improvement. The future? Hard to say at this point. I do, however, predict a victory tonight vs. Deeeetroit basketballllll. The pups will don't want to match the worst record ever by the franchise.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Apr 14, 2010
Connecticut wrote:
I don't understand the sports section of this newspaper.
On the day of the Twins home opener the lead sports story was about the Vikings.
Today the lead story is the Timberwolves... first of all is St Paul trying to thumb its nose at Minneapolis because thats where the new stadium is... and secondly who cares about the Timberwolves.. especially as a lead story...and no I did not read it!
I can't wait for the lead story tomorrow about the Swarm!
You've given this a lot of thought.
smokey

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 14, 2010
Please do something, anything to make this team better. I haven't been able to watch them since KG left, its too painful and they are too horrible.
The last 2 years I've been offered free tickets to games, one time court side, and turned them down because I couldn't stand to go down there and watch this bad of a team.

Even if they draft a "superstar" I'm sure they'll figure out a way to screw that up and end up trading him away to another team so they can win a title like Boston did with KG.
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#20 Apr 14, 2010
Drafting the best player available is the obvious next step. If that means moving Flynn to back up or moving him in a trade, so be it. Same applies to most everybody. Other than KLove, the team has no legitimate NBA caliber starters (ironic w Rambis liking him off the bench, but minutes are minutes). Brewer and Flynn are good role players but pressed into major roles on a weak team. The T-Wolves MUST make major improvements this off season or they are in danger of becoming totally irrelevant ala the Clippers.
Likeitornot

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Apr 14, 2010
Jogante wrote:
Kahn should trade a power foward to Golden State for a starting gaurd. That might clear up the same position log jams each team has. If Turner is gone and Wall is left we have to take him. Having a player like the Bull's Rose isn't so bad.
Did you see Rose last night? He scored 39pts on Boston. His slashing ability is incredible!!!

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