Wolves go out with a tie: 15 wins

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A group of former Timberwolves players have company to share their futility. Members of the Wolves' 1991-92 team - a distinguished alliance that includes Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, former NBA coach Sam Mitchell, Randy Breuer, Pooh Richardson, Felton Spencer and Doug West - no longer are alone in finishing a season with the worst ...
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The Hard Truth

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If this was a season of assessment, I hope the brain trust learned something positive. I don't consider it a great set of accomplishments to learn that Flynn can't play point guard, the team can't play defense, Al can't jump, and Rambis can't adjust his philosophy to his players. And those are just for starters -- all negations. What positives could you possibly have learned, other than that Corey Brewer would be a great pleasure to watch on a team that ran like racehorses. Goodnight, guys. Your offseason is more interesting than the season. And that says it all.
funny stuff

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Apr 14, 2010
 
yikes here comes the flaming... I'm sorry but here it comes from Hudson, WI.. nothing personal.... the devil made me do it.... just another day in loserville...
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most likely get picks...
somewhere from 1 to 5,
16 and
22 or 23.

might think about offering the clippers the #16, so they do not have to give them a possible higher pick down the road.
(this for the priveledge (sp) of having jaric instead of cassell.)
Basketball Jones

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Its time to amputate!
There is little or nothing to work with here!
Richard

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Once again, I can't see the wolves keeping more than 6 or 8 guys from this year's roster. Might as well keep all 6 draft picks and hope for an f'n miracle. Somebody please slap Jonny Flynn. We just love all that clowning around on the sideline when the team is down by 20 or 30.
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Hanging the hopes on a Number 1 draft choice, now that is rich. The Wolves have never been lucky, and they have never been good at drafting.
Sherm

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Keep this coach and general manager and next year
will be worse.Rambis has no clue.
Sherm

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mrinside wrote:
Hanging the hopes on a Number 1 draft choice, now that is rich. The Wolves have never been lucky, and they have never been good at drafting.
Makes no difference where they pick. If they accidently pick a good player
they trade his rights to another team on draft day. And funny how these
guys end up rookies of the year.
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What does it matter they'll pick the wrong guy again. Flynn sucks, way too inconsistent with his shot, way too many TO's.
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So many holes, so many problems, where to start? Rambis seems to be more "down" on Love than most of the rest of us. Rambis and Kahn seem to be more "positive" with Gomes and Flynn than the rest of us. Either they are no good at evaluating talent, and production, or else we are.

I think several decisions need to be made this offseason. Big Al-Love create a logjam at PF, which doesn't seem to be working out. I think one needs to get traded, and I am hoping it is Al. Gomes isn't worth his salary and I would decline his option and pay him his buyout, or trade him if they can find anyone who wants him. The triangle is ill-crafted for the talent that is on this team. IF THE WOLVES GET TURNER, the triangle will work better. IF NOT, scrap it. The team can live with Darko at C for 20-30 mpg, but please don't overpay and put us back in the financial doghouse. Other than Love, Ellington, Brewer, and maybe Darko and Sessions, the rest are pretty much expendable, so lets get rid of them. If nothing else, give the 9-12 slots on the bench to cheap D-leaguers who will practice hard even if they never play.

Clueless suggests that we offer the Clips our second first rounder for the future first that we owe them. If I am not mistaken, the lottery protection comes off that pick after this years draft. If that is the case, why would the Clips take a 16 now when they could have a good shot at being top 5, maybe even number 1, next year? It will take more than that to entice the Clips to give up that pick, maybe that is where Love is headed???
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Must have trouble finding a buyer for this defunct team. Maybe there's another rich russian out there whos crazy enough to invest in these bad news wolves. How can any comment on a positive future for these guys? AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!
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If this draft doesnt work out (and it won't)-it's time to disband or move this franchise or better yet sell it to some local owner who knows something about basketball
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gopherextra wrote:
If this draft doesnt work out (and it won't)-it's time to disband or move this franchise or better yet sell it to some local owner who knows something about basketball
I don't feel bad at all if we lost the Timber-Puppies!

We have another losing team across the river in St. Paul to root for as in the Minnesota losing Wild!
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fracas wrote:
So many holes, so many problems, where to start? Rambis seems to be more "down" on Love than most of the rest of us. Rambis and Kahn seem to be more "positive" with Gomes and Flynn than the rest of us. Either they are no good at evaluating talent, and production, or else we are.
I think several decisions need to be made this offseason. Big Al-Love create a logjam at PF, which doesn't seem to be working out. I think one needs to get traded, and I am hoping it is Al. Gomes isn't worth his salary and I would decline his option and pay him his buyout, or trade him if they can find anyone who wants him. The triangle is ill-crafted for the talent that is on this team. IF THE WOLVES GET TURNER, the triangle will work better. IF NOT, scrap it. The team can live with Darko at C for 20-30 mpg, but please don't overpay and put us back in the financial doghouse. Other than Love, Ellington, Brewer, and maybe Darko and Sessions, the rest are pretty much expendable, so lets get rid of them. If nothing else, give the 9-12 slots on the bench to cheap D-leaguers who will practice hard even if they never play.
Clueless suggests that we offer the Clips our second first rounder for the future first that we owe them. If I am not mistaken, the lottery protection comes off that pick after this years draft. If that is the case, why would the Clips take a 16 now when they could have a good shot at being top 5, maybe even number 1, next year? It will take more than that to entice the Clips to give up that pick, maybe that is where Love is headed???
lottery top ten protection is for next two drafts.
clippers may at least consider a bird in the hand.
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#15
Apr 15, 2010
 
Time for some positivity:

Wall vs. Turner... discuss

(some negativity for balance: with the jinx cloud that hangs over this franchise, we probably end up with neither...)
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MORE POINT GUARDS!!!!!!!MAYBE kahn can draft 4 or 5 more.Then see if they'll sit out!!!!!!!!!We all have time to wait 3 or 4 yrs.
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Love is your leading rebounder, one of the few players with ANY consistency, and seems to have a good basketball IQ. HE is the recipient of your coaching ire? He's tired of losing, and the fans are tired of watching. Don't get mad because one of your few decent players is tired of this horrible season. He lasted much longer than the fans did. Give him some credit.

Johnny Flynn= total loss. Trade him. Wild, out of control, generally clueless and trying too hard.

Ryan Gomes= should be the target of Rambis' disgust with lack of effort and total inconsistency. When's the last time we heard that name?

Al Jefferson= brought him back way too early from knee surgery and his performance suffered. This is on the coaching staff, and Al needs to man up, hit the weights, and become a leader for that paycheck.

Sessions= only workable point guard we have. Good backup.

Brewer= awesome 6th man. Too small and too inconsistent in his shooting to play the 2 all the time.

David Kahn and his squiggly commercials are in the spotlight now. Let's see what he can do. Taylor should have had a coach in place well before the draft. HE should be traded. LOL!
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clueless wrote:
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lottery top ten protection is for next two drafts.
clippers may at least consider a bird in the hand.
Clueless,

You are in fact, NOT clueless! Well, maybe some of those silly trades you post are, but in this case you are correct. The pick we owe the Clips is top 10 protected this year and next, and then unprotected after. Perhaps you are correct, as well, in thinking that the Clips might takes this years middle first rounder, which I believe is pick 16, in exchange for the future number one that is owed them.......but I doubt that the Clips would make this trade. I think that the Clips would hold out for a possible bonanza in 2012, as the wolves will most likely continue to suck.

But, nevertheless, you were correct in that the pick has TWO years protection, and not just the single year that I "thought" might be the case. Lazy effort on my part as I was going off memory, when it was simple to look it up. Thanks.
T-Wolves Stink

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#19
Apr 16, 2010
 
And Donkeys will fly out of David Kahn's A(s)(s)!!! LOL
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#20
Apr 27, 2010
 
the problem with having 15-20 mill in cap space is that none of the superstar free agents are going to want to come play for the pups this summer.

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