My hope is this team will be mature enough to understand the reason they won this game was because of defensive effort. Lots of playing time for anyone who played defense. Brewer, despite his poor shooting was very good on the defensive end. That will a should earn him playing time, particularly because Webster's not really know as a defensive player.
Ridnour is not a special player, he's a very good backup guard and we have yet to see Flynn contribut to this years offense. Rubio will not be expendable.
Beasley's attitude was much better in this game and his outfit was much more tame last night. better.
Wes is the man, plain and simple. He runs the floor like a deer, jumps and finishes, has a pretty stroke from the arc and can close on a shooter. He looks like he has the pieces to be the Wolves best player, ever.
Umm...Webster was the guy that Portland put on Kobe because he IS, IN FACT, a good defender. You are correct that Ridnour is not a special player, but he is better than Flynn, and for that matter, better than roughly one third to one half of the PG's currently starting for NBA teams. He runs the offense well, puts effort into defense, rebounds the ball well, and is a reliable shooter. Flynn, at this point in his career, is worse in all four regards.
Have you watched Rubio play? The kid is a decent (although gambling) defender, and exciting passer, but shoots about as well as Brewer, and is pretty deferential on offense. Sure, he will probably get better in time, but he is far from NBA ready. If Rubio was a big man he would be saddled with the "project" description.
My we have a short memory. I seem to recall KG being pretty good, so I doubt Wes supplants KG as the franchise's best player ever. Having said that, Wes is the real deal, mature well beyond his experience level, and exciting to watch.
By the way, what outfit of Beasley's are you talking about, and why would it make any difference anyway?