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Timberwolves finally get their man in Anthony Randolph

There are 26 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 22, 2011, titled Timberwolves finally get their man in Anthony Randolph. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Timberwolves President David Kahn has been trying to make Anthony Randolph part of his team for nearly a year.

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ron burgandy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 23, 2011
Yeah right, he's the answer weve been waiting for. Wolves are going to suck for ever.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#2 Feb 23, 2011
Come on Kahn. We all know Brewer's handle, and shot, are not up to NBA standards. How about you say something nice about the guy, and leave it at that? It looks bad when you trash guys that have been loyal to you.

It must be your legal background coming out.
DD Austin

Memphis, TN

#3 Feb 23, 2011
Look at how brilliant the Con man is! He brings in a guy he covets who plays 17 minutes per game and scores a whopping 2.1 points per game! They are on their way to the NBA Championships for sure now! HILARIOUS!!
unlikesid

Leicester, NC

#4 Feb 23, 2011
I find the way Kahn evaluates interesting. Maybe he's got Walleye Vision. Time to stop looking for potential in players and just look at what they can do NOW. How do you make that much money running a team and not understand that potential and projected ability is crap. You got plenty of potential Kahn, how about a player or two that can actually get it done, no offense Love, you are.
No Kahn Do

Duluth, MN

#5 Feb 23, 2011
Continued BS from the Kahn Man - this guy is absolutely clueless. Name one move this poser has made that has actually improved this team - apparently he's working on a 10-year plan. Remember, he only got the job because every qualified candidate turned it down... Can't wait for Rubio and his 6 pts per game and 20 percent 3-point shooting to arrive and make Kahn look even worse.
Minnesota sportsareajoke

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 Feb 23, 2011
only in Minnesota would a state be ok with dave meerkat kahn running their sports team.
Dork Star

Webster, NY

#7 Feb 23, 2011
Rubio playing here is a pipe dream, it will never happen.
Minnesotan stuck in AR

Shawnee, OK

#8 Feb 23, 2011
I like what Kahn is doing. It's not like the Wolves are getting any worse. They've been a disaster for years.

They've never been good. For 14 seasons KG helped them remain mediocre. They made one nice run to the Western Conference Finals. Beyond that? Absolutely nothing but first-round playoff exits.

Corey Brewer was a bust from day one. Those of you that think otherwise clearly haven't watched the guy play ball. By getting rid of him, they automatically improve, if only slightly.

Randolph has some real potential. When you're building for the future (believe it or not, winning teams don't form overnight), adding young players with talent, athleticism, and potential is about all you can ask for.

Ricky Rubio is not a scorer. He never has been. So what? He's a point guard who loves distributing the ball. That's what point guards are supposed to do. He is going to be electric in terms of handling the ball and getting his teammates the rock, so they can score. Did I mention he plays some pretty fine defense? Talk about an element sorely lacking in the NBA.

I really don't think Rubio will ever suit up for the Wolves, but man do I hope he does. He'll probably force a trade, but if not, he's going to get fans excited again about this perennially awful franchise.

Kahn, for your next move, how about you discard that bum Jonny Flynn? I don't have your back on that one. He has been terrible. You should have spent that pick on Stephen Curry.
Timberwoes

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 23, 2011
Words of wisdom and leadership from David Kahn:
"He kind of fits what we're looking for."
"The Knicks told US,'this is how you're going to play ball.'"

Wow, if this guy isn't on top of things, who is??
WE had the power as WE weren't the ones looking to make a blockbuster deal. I don't think this guy could negotiate his way out of a paper bag.

I also agree it's classless to throw Brewer under the bus, Kahn. Someone with some class could have just said "he didn't fit our long-term plans" and left it at that. He played with a ton of energy despite his shortcomings, and single-handedly changed some games for this woeful team with said energy. This team comes out flat almost every night, so he actually HAD something you desparately NEED! ENERGY! Tell Rambis, I don't think he's aware of that either!
Timberwoes

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Feb 23, 2011
Oh- another "lanky" player?! How many times do we have to chase the "uptempo" players that can supposedly run the court, only to not have a POINT GUARD up to the task?? Look around the league. "Lanky" doesn't cut it. The 'Woes have been a team of beanpoles for their entire existence practically. Can we get some players that look like they could strike some fear into someone for once with some game and attitude to back it? This franchise has been so soft for so long!
Maroon and Gold in Wisc

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 23, 2011
Dork Star wrote:
Rubio playing here is a pipe dream, it will never happen.
Obviously an over-hyped and waisted draft choice. Even if he comes here it looks like he be the backbone of more 15 win seasons. Rubio is not an impact player.
tim-mechanic

Lakeville, MN

#12 Feb 23, 2011
they would have fans believe that they thought Randolph is a missing piece of the puzzle rather than simply being the middle team in a trade between two contenders? Not buying it
the real just another day

Hugo, MN

#13 Feb 23, 2011
Minnesotan stuck in AR wrote:
I like what Kahn is doing. It's not like the Wolves are getting any worse. They've been a disaster for years.
They've never been good. For 14 seasons KG helped them remain mediocre. They made one nice run to the Western Conference Finals. Beyond that? Absolutely nothing but first-round playoff exits.
Corey Brewer was a bust from day one. Those of you that think otherwise clearly haven't watched the guy play ball. By getting rid of him, they automatically improve, if only slightly.
Randolph has some real potential. When you're building for the future (believe it or not, winning teams don't form overnight), adding young players with talent, athleticism, and potential is about all you can ask for.
Ricky Rubio is not a scorer. He never has been. So what? He's a point guard who loves distributing the ball. That's what point guards are supposed to do. He is going to be electric in terms of handling the ball and getting his teammates the rock, so they can score. Did I mention he plays some pretty fine defense? Talk about an element sorely lacking in the NBA.
I really don't think Rubio will ever suit up for the Wolves, but man do I hope he does. He'll probably force a trade, but if not, he's going to get fans excited again about this perennially awful franchise.
Kahn, for your next move, how about you discard that bum Jonny Flynn? I don't have your back on that one. He has been terrible. You should have spent that pick on Stephen Curry.
All of that for an article on Teedoodle broball?

To put it another way:

Just another day in loserville....
Maroon and Gold in Wisc

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 23, 2011
the real just another day wrote:
<quoted text>
All of that for an article on Teedoodle broball?
To put it another way:
Just another day in loserville....
Teedoodle broball? Sounds like something out of Jasper Mn.
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 23, 2011
Don't blame Kahn, blame David Stern.

His goal of having the marquee players in the marquee markets for marketing purposes is a success. Superstar players have all the leverage to play where they want. Just look at Utah. Deron Williams forces out the coach who has been with the organization since 1983 and was the longest tenured head coach of any American sports team. Then after the damage is done, he forces his way out to where he can have a higher profile.

Guys like LeBron can trash their home state and leave their team in ruins and conspire to team with other superstar in the city of their choice. So Carmello and others start making plans to do the same, and succeed in forcing their way out and teaming with other All Stars.

So there's really no hope for teams like the Timberwolves, Raptors, Bucks, Pacers -- any team in city that is considered cold and lacking the flash of Miami, New York, L.A., etc.

All the Wolves can do is take on role players (trust me -- Kevin Love will force his way out and team with other superstars somewhere on the West Coast, and Ricky Rubio will opt to stay in Europe if the Wolves don't trade his rights somewhere else).

So the NBA has fractured into two leagues, and the Wolves are forever stuck in the lower end with no hope of developing a quality team, no matter who the GM is.

This team will forever be made of of underperforming castaways, developing players, and marginal NBA talent because David Stern has encouraged the league to be split between a bunch of Harlem Globetrotters and a bunch of Washington Generals.

So don't blame Kahn for doing what he can when the deck is pernamentally stacked against him.

And have fun paying $100 per ticket to root for a glorified NBA development team.
the real just another day

Hugo, MN

#16 Feb 23, 2011
Maroon and Gold in Wisc wrote:
<quoted text>Teedoodle broball? Sounds like something out of Jasper Mn.
:) not hardly. Now, maybe 'Hard Truth' lol...
Love It

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 23, 2011
Wow wrote:
Don't blame Kahn, blame David Stern.
His goal of having the marquee players in the marquee markets for marketing purposes is a success. Superstar players have all the leverage to play where they want. Just look at Utah. Deron Williams forces out the coach who has been with the organization since 1983 and was the longest tenured head coach of any American sports team. Then after the damage is done, he forces his way out to where he can have a higher profile.
Guys like LeBron can trash their home state and leave their team in ruins and conspire to team with other superstar in the city of their choice. So Carmello and others start making plans to do the same, and succeed in forcing their way out and teaming with other All Stars.
So there's really no hope for teams like the Timberwolves, Raptors, Bucks, Pacers -- any team in city that is considered cold and lacking the flash of Miami, New York, L.A., etc.
All the Wolves can do is take on role players (trust me -- Kevin Love will force his way out and team with other superstars somewhere on the West Coast, and Ricky Rubio will opt to stay in Europe if the Wolves don't trade his rights somewhere else).
So the NBA has fractured into two leagues, and the Wolves are forever stuck in the lower end with no hope of developing a quality team, no matter who the GM is.
This team will forever be made of of underperforming castaways, developing players, and marginal NBA talent because David Stern has encouraged the league to be split between a bunch of Harlem Globetrotters and a bunch of Washington Generals.
So don't blame Kahn for doing what he can when the deck is pernamentally stacked against him.
And have fun paying $100 per ticket to root for a glorified NBA development team.
Preach on brother! You're 100% accurate. The NBA is the biggest joke pro sport. I can't believe more people don't watch hockey over this crap. What a joke.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Feb 23, 2011
Wow wrote:
Don't blame Kahn, blame David Stern.
His goal of having the marquee players in the marquee markets for marketing purposes is a success. Superstar players have all the leverage to play where they want. Just look at Utah. Deron Williams forces out the coach who has been with the organization since 1983 and was the longest tenured head coach of any American sports team. Then after the damage is done, he forces his way out to where he can have a higher profile.
Guys like LeBron can trash their home state and leave their team in ruins and conspire to team with other superstar in the city of their choice. So Carmello and others start making plans to do the same, and succeed in forcing their way out and teaming with other All Stars.
So there's really no hope for teams like the Timberwolves, Raptors, Bucks, Pacers -- any team in city that is considered cold and lacking the flash of Miami, New York, L.A., etc.
All the Wolves can do is take on role players (trust me -- Kevin Love will force his way out and team with other superstars somewhere on the West Coast, and Ricky Rubio will opt to stay in Europe if the Wolves don't trade his rights somewhere else).
So the NBA has fractured into two leagues, and the Wolves are forever stuck in the lower end with no hope of developing a quality team, no matter who the GM is.
This team will forever be made of of underperforming castaways, developing players, and marginal NBA talent because David Stern has encouraged the league to be split between a bunch of Harlem Globetrotters and a bunch of Washington Generals.
So don't blame Kahn for doing what he can when the deck is pernamentally stacked against him.
And have fun paying $100 per ticket to root for a glorified NBA development team.
Quick: Name the team that has the best record in the entire NBA by a four-game spread

Too late.

The San Antonio Spurs

With Oklahoma City, the smallest market in the entire NBA.
Pnabur

Winona, MN

#19 Feb 23, 2011
Should they trade Rubio's rights and Flynn for Chris Paul?
Zingbopper

Cadott, WI

#20 Feb 23, 2011
You cool-aid drinkers soil your pants at just about anything don't you.
To " finally get their man ", it would be the man who buys this dog and pony show and takes it far away from here.
Obtuse fools.

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