Timberwolves' effort criticized after OT loss

Thirty-six games into the NBA season seems a little early for a team to hit bottom, but the Timberwolves appear to be there. Full Story
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ideal result

Brisbane, Australia

#1 Jan 6, 2011
Lest anyone get to negative or depressed, we need to look positively forward. I am amazed at the courage and character of Coach Rambis and Mr Kahn in taking leadership of the T-Wolves. They knew how bad it would be for the first couple of years. Coach Rambis took the job knowing how horrible his won-loss percentage was going to be in the beginning and the effect this would have on his career statistics. He could have waited for the LA job and begun with better numbers. Yet here we are in only the early part of the 2nd season and he already has them to the stage and in the position to win against anyone in the NBA.
Nothappy2paymore

Kansas City, MO

#3 Jan 6, 2011
The entire NBA lacks effort. It is the worst sport and the worst teams and the worst fans. The Timberwolves are a joke. It amazes me that people would spend one dime on this crap. The only thing these players care about is what woman they will sleep with next and what type of mansion they will buy this year. Stop watching this pathetic crap.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#4 Jan 6, 2011
ideal result wrote:
Lest anyone get to negative or depressed, we need to look positively forward. I am amazed at the courage and character of Coach Rambis and Mr Kahn in taking leadership of the T-Wolves. They knew how bad it would be for the first couple of years. Coach Rambis took the job knowing how horrible his won-loss percentage was going to be in the beginning and the effect this would have on his career statistics. He could have waited for the LA job and begun with better numbers. Yet here we are in only the early part of the 2nd season and he already has them to the stage and in the position to win against anyone in the NBA.
Rambis wait for the Lakers job?...lay off the kool aid son.
in position to win against ANYONE in the NBA?...all I can say to you is...WOW!!!!!!!!

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#5 Jan 6, 2011
Nothappy2paymore wrote:
The entire NBA lacks effort. It is the worst sport and the worst teams and the worst fans. The Timberwolves are a joke. It amazes me that people would spend one dime on this crap. The only thing these players care about is what woman they will sleep with next and what type of mansion they will buy this year. Stop watching this pathetic crap.
don't forget about all those real classsy tatoos.I have been meaning to get one myself but the guy I was going to entrust to engrave me, well he took his talents to South Beach..........
ideal result

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Jan 6, 2011
Nothappy2paymore wrote:
The entire NBA lacks effort. It is the worst sport and the worst teams and the worst fans. The Timberwolves are a joke. It amazes me that people would spend one dime on this crap. The only thing these players care about is what woman they will sleep with next and what type of mansion they will buy this year. Stop watching this pathetic crap.
Worst sport?
You ever watch lawn bowls? Being Australian, I don't pay to see games, but thanks for your concern about my finances. Not all players are fornicators, some are Christians. I agree though that no player that brags about how many he slept with is worth respect, i.e Wilt Chamberland. AC Green, I respect greatly. I must say though my uncle hated pro basketball cause only the last few minutes counted. He liked college ball. For you I would say enjoy your life don't watch the NBA.

Yours faithfully
ideal result

Brisbane, Australia

#7 Jan 6, 2011
Oh Danny Boy wrote:
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Rambis wait for the Lakers job?...lay off the kool aid son.
in position to win against ANYONE in the NBA?...all I can say to you is...WOW!!!!!!!!
Anyone = San Antonio, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics. Yah, maybe not Miami right now. Remember the home court advantage though. Do you expect Jackson to coach after this year? I think Rambis would have been the choice over Scott. What's your thoughts about the T-Wolves?
CamelTow

Calgary, Canada

#8 Jan 6, 2011
ideal result wrote:
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Worst sport?
You ever watch lawn bowls? Being Australian, I don't pay to see games, but thanks for your concern about my finances. Not all players are fornicators, some are Christians. I agree though that no player that brags about how many he slept with is worth respect, i.e Wilt Chamberland. AC Green, I respect greatly. I must say though my uncle hated pro basketball cause only the last few minutes counted. He liked college ball. For you I would say enjoy your life don't watch the NBA.
Yours faithfully
lawn bowling?....I just had to pick myself off the floor cuz I was laughing so hard, good one!
ideal result

Brisbane, Australia

#9 Jan 6, 2011
CamelTow wrote:
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lawn bowling?....I just had to pick myself off the floor cuz I was laughing so hard, good one!
T.U. mate!
Golfing guy

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 6, 2011
Whose fault is that the team is flat in warmups? Who designed that awful play at the end of OT to try and get a 3 point shot? Who makes all the substitution choices? Who lets Wes Johnson touch the ball? Seems like it all points to the head coach. The Wolves were outcoached again down the stretch. When does Mr. Kahn step in and make a change? How many more times do we need to get outcoached before there is a change?
ideal result

Brisbane, Australia

#11 Jan 6, 2011
Only Aussies & Canadians have a sense of Humour, evidently.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#12 Jan 6, 2011
ideal result wrote:
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Anyone = San Antonio, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics. Yah, maybe not Miami right now. Remember the home court advantage though. Do you expect Jackson to coach after this year? I think Rambis would have been the choice over Scott. What's your thoughts about the T-Wolves?
my thoughts on the Wolves?...they are a lost franchise, always have been and always will. They have no leadership, an owner who is COMPLETELY clueless on how to run a franchise, blah, blah.....same ol.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#13 Jan 6, 2011
I find this game interesting, because it represents one of those "last straw" events. We will learn a lot by seeing how the various layers -- players, coaches, management, owners -- respond to this event.

A game like this screams out, "Changes must be made!"

The question of the day, and the decision worth watching, is, what will those changes be?
Wake Up People

Perry, MI

#14 Jan 6, 2011
This team sucks! They proved it last night again. They glorify one person (Love) and the rest of the team just sits and watches. Towards the end of regulation, Love is shooting outside jump shots? Why not under the basket where you belong? Why have a rooking in with 3 minutes to play and 6 point lead? Terrible! Just plan terrible! Flush the rest of the season and go straight to draft lottery, that's what this team plays for these days! Losers!
Coacher

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jan 6, 2011
I'm willing to be a little more patient than some folks. Love and Beasley are doing very well. Milicic has played to his contract. And, Johnson, is a rookie. That's three more NBA players than we had last year as Love wasn't very good last year. We lack guard play and depth. Ridnour is a backup PG. We need a starter. Flynn is too small and undisciplined. Webster is a backup two. We need Johnson to be the starter. He's not there, but we could have a very good player eventually. Milicic may be a backup. Or, only a 30 minute player at best. We have no backups for Love and Beasley. Tolliver is OK if healthy. Brewer is a reserve. Never a starter, can't score. Poor defense and bad coaching at the end of games. But, I give the coaching credit for thinking long term in the development area. However, lack of defensive effort is on the coach. He needs to kick some a$%.
There's work to be done, but I'm not throwing in the towel, not even close. We could end up with a very good starting five if Rubio and Johnson work out and we get some depth in here. If we can sign one major star, which may be tough, add some depth in the draft, it could be good. The past is the past. It's been tough being a fan long term back to the days of a filled Dome. We've had one great player here who was a two or three option. We've never had a one here. That will require some luck.
Matt45

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Jan 6, 2011
That was something new, T-Wolves lead late, T- Wolves lose. I think Rambis is to blame. If he can't get these guys up for every game, and have the ability to close games, then he is not cut out to coach in the NBA.
DD Austin

Brandon, MS

#17 Jan 6, 2011
Hit bottom? Hit bottom? Are you kidding me? Hit bottom? They have never gotten off the bottom. And as long as Glen, Con-man & Ramblin Rambo are in control they will remain on the bottom! Bottom feeders is what the T-Wolves is under the so called management now! Ridiculous!! ;-(
Coacher

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 6, 2011
I disagree with The Hard Truth. This was not a "last straw" event. It's an important loss. The coach needs to remind players that 9 win teams aren't exactly set in their personnel. Time to play defense. This team is far too young for this to be a last straw event. Clearly, the front office has made a mistake in drafting point guards. They took the wrong one. So, both in coaching and the front office this needs to be improved. On the whole, to pick up Beasley, Milicic and Johnson, plus an improved Love, that's very good. They are very competitive in a very short period of time. That's why last night was not a "last straw."
Coacher

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 6, 2011
I am a Twins fan. I was there through winning and losing years and still am there. What sucks is all the band wagon joiners who now block my view at the game. But, I thank you for the cash to afford our players. What's fun with the Wolves is watching the pieces beings put in place, just like the Twins did. Also, it is fun to buy a cheap ticket and move down to the good seats. But, when the johnny come lately fans return I'll be happy that the Wolves collect their cash to get us over the top. It will be worth paying more for my seats and watching a drunk yahoo block my view.
Right on

United States

#20 Jan 6, 2011
Matt45 wrote:
That was something new, T-Wolves lead late, T- Wolves lose. I think Rambis is to blame. If he can't get these guys up for every game, and have the ability to close games, then he is not cut out to coach in the NBA.
I think Matt45 nailed it. Rambis is trying to drive a square peg in a round hole. The triangle offense does not work with this group. The last four minutes of the game is about coaching and execution. The game the lost in Boston, Ridenour tried to make a play, it didn't work out but at least he went hard to the hoop. Rambis maybe a good coach, we don't know yet because he doesn't have NBA talent. But Rambis maybe a below average coach - that is what I believe - and I make that comment based on how his teams are prepared. I think he's outcoached in almost every game. Not that he should win them all but I think he needs to rethink is offense and defense ideas and tailor them to the players he has not the other way around. He has no point guard, no low post threat and below average three point shooters.
Purple Haze

Center City, MN

#21 Jan 6, 2011
Where have you been the past 3-4 years?? We've been at the bottom in NBA hell for awhile and there is no sign that we will ever escape, I gave up on this sorry franchise along time ago, but it's a bigger issue than just being a lousey franchise. The NBA is structured in a way that it is near impossible for bottom feeder franchises to did them selves out, unless you are lucky enough to win a draft lottery when a once in a life time type player is available....such as James, Bryant, Oneil. And even then as soon as those players reach the end of their first deal, they split to one of the bigger more prestigous markets. It's absolutley the most horribly run league in the world. I'm starting to agree with James' comments last week that contraction is not a bad idea and they can start with the Wolves. As of today I'm officially done with the Wolves and the NBA!

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