Timberwolves play Warriors closer but...

Timberwolves play Warriors closer but lose

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 6, 2010, titled Timberwolves play Warriors closer but lose. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This text is replaced by the Flash movie. If ever there was a grudge game for the Timberwolves this season, Wednesday night's battle against Golden State at Target Center fit the profile.

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Easy Coach

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 6, 2010
I hope Love is not on Rambis's list of those "not ready to play." Guy is a helluva rebounder and one of the few players on the team that seems to have some decent fundamentals.
NBA Blows

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 7, 2010
Who goes to see these games????
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#3 Jan 7, 2010
Here's what I saw:

One team that has a concept -- an interesting one, at that -- and simply needs to grow into it. High flying, up and down, "human wave". Fun to watch, easy to recognize, beginning to jell.

Another team with players ill-suited to a clumsy system that only works with the right players and the right head man, neither of which it seems to have.

It is tragic how ill-suited Big Al is to this system, and how poorly equipped Jonny Flynn is to run it. At this point, Ramon Sessions is a far better point guard than Jonny Flynn, who can penetrate but not finish, and who does not see the floor as a point guard should.

Also, I can imagine the fantasies Corey Brewer has when he plays against Golden State. "If only I were on a team like that." But he's not. He's on a clunk and bang, poorly functioning version of what is called a triangle offense, when it is simply an offense that runs through different men on the post. If we didn't all genuflect before Phil Jackson, would we be putting up with this offense from Rambis? I think not.

Hard to watch, hard to enjoy, harder still to believe as a viable system for this team. I guess its all about cap space, because it sure isn't about a viable system and players who can grow into it.
Clueless

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jan 7, 2010
I have said this before and I will say it
again: a coach's sole job is to get the most
out of his players individually and his team
collectively. That means having your team
"ready to play" and having them in the positions
they are supposed to be in.

I, for one, am getting sick of hearing Rambis
complain about the things that are not only under
his control, but are his job. Win, lose, or
draw, get your players "ready to play" or find
someone who can. I don't care if they win
another game again, if they are doing the best
they can individually and collectively so be it.
That's on you, Kurt.
Scott in Orlando

Orlando, FL

#5 Jan 7, 2010
Coach Rambis, Jefferson and KLove deserve better than this! The T-Wolves need to make serious progress this off-season via draft, fre-agency, or trades.

Since: Mar 07

Detroit Lakes, MN

#6 Jan 7, 2010
I agree with Clueless. A coach should be drawing up plans that play to his team's strengths, not forcing a certain style on a team that it doesn't really fit. I'm glad Corey Brewer is doing so well; maybe now people will ease up on him a little. Jonny Flynn will be fine. He's a rookie, and you cannot judge how good a player will be just by his rookie season. Lebron made a lot of mistakes his rookie year also and at times was painful to watch him, but he turned out alright I would say. They say it takes a good 3 or 4 years for a point guard to grow into the position and have any kind of mastery in it. I see him possibly becoming another Chris Paul type player. Glad too that Ellington is starting to find his shot. The kid is too good to languish for long. Love has been Mr. Consistent and big Al is starting to play like his old self again. A lot of positives on this team really. Some defense would be nice, but hopefully Rambis and company are teaching them some of that to go along with that ridiculous triangle offense.
Mike L

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 7, 2010
taijes wrote:
I agree with Clueless. A coach should be drawing up plans that play to his team's strengths, not forcing a certain style on a team that it doesn't really fit. I'm glad Corey Brewer is doing so well; maybe now people will ease up on him a little. Jonny Flynn will be fine. He's a rookie, and you cannot judge how good a player will be just by his rookie season. Lebron made a lot of mistakes his rookie year also and at times was painful to watch him, but he turned out alright I would say. They say it takes a good 3 or 4 years for a point guard to grow into the position and have any kind of mastery in it. I see him possibly becoming another Chris Paul type player. Glad too that Ellington is starting to find his shot. The kid is too good to languish for long. Love has been Mr. Consistent and big Al is starting to play like his old self again. A lot of positives on this team really. Some defense would be nice, but hopefully Rambis and company are teaching them some of that to go along with that ridiculous triangle offense.
That ridiculous triange offense has won numerous championships in Chicago and LA. The problem is the players, not the system.
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#8 Jan 7, 2010
Some of the shots Corey made last night were just plain SICK! I couldn't believe they went in. He is a human corkscrew! Yeah - he's a bit wild and uncontrolled at times, but he gives it his all. I'd much rather see that than a player who walks up the floor and never chases a loose ball. Keep it up, Corey. You and Love make this team watchable!
big10guy

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jan 7, 2010
Perhaps Brewer should shoot cork-screwing his boby more often, he did make some amazing shots drawing contact. He has made some improvements shooting the ball as long as he stays confident and under control. JFly was awful last night. Gotta realize that the lane is not the place too often for a guy his size.
DizzyOne

Stephens, GA

#10 Jan 7, 2010
Maybe they need to opt out of the NBA and petition to play in the CBA, they may be able to win a few more games playing there.
Tough Crap

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 8, 2010
Trade big Al- he is a ball hog, get him out of the way and let these kids develop.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#12 Jan 8, 2010
so the TPups played the Warriors close..WOW, now that is news...just fold the effen team and let's move on. We have been the joke and laughinstock of the NBA for how many years now?...totally inept and clueless organization from Taylor down to Crunch.......
Mike L

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 8, 2010
Oh Danny Boy wrote:
so the TPups played the Warriors close..WOW, now that is news...just fold the effen team and let's move on. We have been the joke and laughinstock of the NBA for how many years now?...totally inept and clueless organization from Taylor down to Crunch.......
Horrible management has lead to this. I cannot get over the fact that we traded away Brandon Roy who is now one of the more elite SGs. It's funny seeing ESPN and NBATV make fun of us. "Is there still a team in Minnesota?" Hhaha

Well it could be worse. We could be the Nets.

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