Mavs have answers

There are 9 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 1, 2008, titled Mavs have answers. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Timberwolves went into Saturday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks hoping to make a statement.

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henry

New London, MN

#1 Nov 1, 2008
The wolves will never get anywhere with Randy Foye at the point. The guy can't even make layups; he must have missed 6 of them tonite. Thank God he isn't signed to an extension yet so the wolves can just let him go away. I doubt if he has much trade value at all. PLEASE Wolves get some backcourt help. I think Telfair will be a big plus when he gets back in the lineup in game four. Note to Miller: CUT THE GIRLY BOY LOCKS! Both Nowitski and Nash finally did it after realizing they looked like idiots- It's your turn.
Jimmy

Hoffman Estates, IL

#2 Nov 1, 2008
I sense a hater....

Get your panties out of a bunch, but with a name like Henry I should understand. Randy Foye is fine, he creates well and 6 layups? Are you serious I'll say probably two, and one was with 7 seconds left in the game.

Also

Mike Millers hair...are you serious? Go cry somewhere else. Mikey can straight up hoop PERIOD
Jerry - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Nov 1, 2008
I like Foye's progress, but he did miss five or more point blank layups. The upside to this is he can basically get to the rim at will off the dribble. Better concentration will come with experience. He's a really good kid and from his demeanor on the court recently he's definitely trying to become a leader. He's still strugling with the fine line between being a scorer and a playmaker, but remember this is really only the second season of him becoming a PG in the League. Make no mistake, he's no Chris Paul or Deron Williams, but a Chauncey Billups is not out of the question. Just remember Chauncey's first couple of years in the league. Not too much to remember, right? Denver wrote him off after spending a top five pick on him. He just turned 25 in September and has a ways to go to reach his potential. Physically, there are few PGs that can match his strength, quickness, passing, range, and ball handling skills, but with PGs the intangibles usually have the biggest impact for reaching a player's potential. This team is pretty competitive and I can't see why he wouldn't reach his potential. Love was a great pick up. I think at some point he will make Jefferson expendable. He's going to prove a lot of doubters wrong. An Elton Brand comparison is definitely not out of the question. It's good to see players that like contact (Love and Miller). It just sucks to think that we traded Roy because we drafted McCants the year before. Shaddy, you're good, but you'll never be more than a sixth man. You're an absolute albatross of a GM Mchale, but thank God you traded Mayo. Memphis, I hope you like McCants part two.
steve

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 2, 2008
OJ Mayo's line tonight 17 points 4 assist 3 steals 4 rebounds, Chalmers, our other pick we traded led Miami with 9 assists. Mchale is gay.
diehard Wolves fan

Seoul, Korea

#5 Nov 2, 2008
The only reason everyone thinks Roy is better than Foye is because when they both entered the league (disregarding their rivalry that will follow them for their entire careers) is because he scores more points. In his rookie season, Roy scored more points because he was a starter on a team that desperatly needed a PG and he had much more time on the floor than his counterpart, Foye, who got few minutes in Minnesota. If we hadn't traded Roy for Foye, Foye would be just as good as Roy is today (even with his injuries), and Roy would be looked at as a mediocre player for the Wolves. Basically, their destinys would have been reversed.
diehard Wolves fan

Seoul, Korea

#6 Nov 2, 2008
Jerry - Saint Paul wrote:
I like Foye's progress, but he did miss five or more point blank layups. The upside to this is he can basically get to the rim at will off the dribble. Better concentration will come with experience. He's a really good kid and from his demeanor on the court recently he's definitely trying to become a leader. He's still strugling with the fine line between being a scorer and a playmaker, but remember this is really only the second season of him becoming a PG in the League. Make no mistake, he's no Chris Paul or Deron Williams, but a Chauncey Billups is not out of the question. Just remember Chauncey's first couple of years in the league. Not too much to remember, right? Denver wrote him off after spending a top five pick on him. He just turned 25 in September and has a ways to go to reach his potential. Physically, there are few PGs that can match his strength, quickness, passing, range, and ball handling skills, but with PGs the intangibles usually have the biggest impact for reaching a player's potential. This team is pretty competitive and I can't see why he wouldn't reach his potential. Love was a great pick up. I think at some point he will make Jefferson expendable. He's going to prove a lot of doubters wrong. An Elton Brand comparison is definitely not out of the question. It's good to see players that like contact (Love and Miller). It just sucks to think that we traded Roy because we drafted McCants the year before. Shaddy, you're good, but you'll never be more than a sixth man. You're an absolute albatross of a GM Mchale, but thank God you traded Mayo. Memphis, I hope you like McCants part two.
QUESTION: Why would you even want to see the day when Al Jefferson becomes expendable? Love is definitely going to prove critics wrong and eventually shine as a star in the league, but who says we can't have them both?

The 80s Celtics had Parrish/Bird/McHale. We have Jefferson/Miller/Love. See the similarities within a few seasons?
Jerry - Saint Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 2, 2008
I love Jefferson, but his intelligence will have to match his talent if we're ever to become a legit title contender. From what I'm seeing now on the defensive end, I'm not sure if that's really possible. I know he's still very young, but how does Desagana Diop get you to jump on a pump fake fifteen feet from the basket. Even Love who just turned 20 years old would know not to do that. Right now I'll give Al the benefit of the doubt though and blame this on nervous energy. I'm just saying it would be nice to trade Al and get a legitimate seven footer with inside skills on both sides of the court as well as a legitimate scorer from the backcourt.
lone wolf fan

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Nov 2, 2008
If any Minnesota head coach needs to be fired it is Randy Wittman.
dave

South Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 2, 2008
Jerry - Saint Paul wrote:
I love Jefferson, but his intelligence will have to match his talent if we're ever to become a legit title contender. From what I'm seeing now on the defensive end, I'm not sure if that's really possible. I know he's still very young, but how does Desagana Diop get you to jump on a pump fake fifteen feet from the basket. Even Love who just turned 20 years old would know not to do that. Right now I'll give Al the benefit of the doubt though and blame this on nervous energy. I'm just saying it would be nice to trade Al and get a legitimate seven footer with inside skills on both sides of the court as well as a legitimate scorer from the backcourt.
You my friend.... ARE AN IDIOT!!! What you just said, was the dumbest thing I have ever heard, and we are now all dumber for having read it

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