Minnesota Timberwolves sign center to offer sheet

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In an effort to add some height to their undersized front line, the Timberwolves today signed Dallas Mavericks center Ryan Hollins, a 7-foot-0 restricted free agent, to an offer sheet.
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1 - 20 of 20 Comments Last updated Aug 9, 2009
Jimmy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 3, 2009
Who's going to work with him and make him a great player, now that McHale is gone?
Wheelchair Charley

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 3, 2009
Fantastic, finally someone to save the franchise. What was his name again?
Wolves4Ever

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 3, 2009
I like it! Hollins is going to be the next Rodney Carney
BigTenBen

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Aug 3, 2009
Ryan Hollins ? Are you serious? Yuck.
BigTenBen

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Aug 3, 2009
BigTenBen wrote:
Ryan Hollins ? Are you serious? Yuck.
I take this comment back after talking w/ people and reading some things :) Plus he has some nice youtube vids as well. IDK I never heard of him before today. Hope he pans out and I really hope they didnt pay too much for him.
pups

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Aug 3, 2009
Yeah! NBA finals here we come!!!!
T-Wolves Stink

United States

#7 Aug 3, 2009
Didn't we draft some Russian Center a few years ago with the second pick in the second round who was signed to polay for a Greek Team? he was supposed to be the top center in Europe and he was projected to be a lottery pick but fell to the second round because he told NBA teams he was going to play in Greece. Why can't we get this guy to come and play for us? Has this organization forgotten about this guy?? This year is going to be bleak! If they win 15 games it will be a miracle!
fritz

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Aug 3, 2009
it was the first pick of the second round and he is under contract through this year. so maybe next offseason we will sign him too. and we will win more than 15 games people seem to forget we didn't have a true pg on the team last year, we had jack it up mccants and jefferson went down half way through the year, as did brewer. people may not like brewer but he is a great defender and would have helped us last year
bab7yd

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Aug 3, 2009
I hope that solves our pick n' roll.
spezking from expieriexnce..this guy doesn't play around when you think you can push him around
well

United States

#10 Aug 3, 2009
CHAMPIONSHIP
hammer

Big Lake, MN

#11 Aug 4, 2009
his defense ,on the picture against NENE ,looks like that of Jefferson and Love.....INVISIBLE .... why would you let Sheldon Williams go,he looked like a viable option that Boston was more than happy to sign and at the league minimum ....just what all the MN sports team LOVE to do
hammer

Big Lake, MN

#12 Aug 4, 2009
fritz wrote:
it was the first pick of the second round and he is under contract through this year. so maybe next offseason we will sign him too. and we will win more than 15 games people seem to forget we didn't have a true pg on the team last year, we had jack it up mccants and jefferson went down half way through the year, as did brewer. people may not like brewer but he is a great defender and would have helped us last year
Corey Brewer is not a great defender....he is a good defender on a team that has nobody else who cares to try and play defense so for watching him play on a team with guys who could care less about D he may stand out to you then as being great for that reason....the team was full of guys I would term as "ball hogs".... they all wanted to get their shots up.... "NO" true point guards ??.... there was Telfair and Ollie and also the guy that came over from Sacramento....all three were / are true point guards .... you are dreaming about this pathetic squad or maybe drinking the kool aid with a little mix in it
wilmtalk

Stockton, CA

#13 Aug 4, 2009
I am a Mav Fan who is unhappy that they let Hollins get away. He really was never given a chance by the coach here.
When he was given minutes he really produced. He is an excellent defender especially off the ball. He always gives 100% he is always hustling. He is one of the quickest 7ft's I have ever seen. In the playoffs against SA he often helped double Parker on the perimeter and still got back in time to cover Duncan. The problem he had with us is he would sometimes get in foul trouble. That was because his quickness and hustle made him attempt to challenge every shot. Most of which other players wouldn't have even gotten too. He got here mid year and wasn't that familier with the defensive sets. toward the end of the year that was less of a problem. He just needs more experience and I believe you will all be happy campers with that signing. He has a huge upside. A was real fan favorite here in Dallas.
Wheelchair Charley

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Aug 4, 2009
wilmtalk wrote:
I am a Mav Fan who is unhappy that they let Hollins get away. He really was never given a chance by the coach here.
When he was given minutes he really produced. He is an excellent defender especially off the ball. He always gives 100% he is always hustling. He is one of the quickest 7ft's I have ever seen. In the playoffs against SA he often helped double Parker on the perimeter and still got back in time to cover Duncan. The problem he had with us is he would sometimes get in foul trouble. That was because his quickness and hustle made him attempt to challenge every shot. Most of which other players wouldn't have even gotten too. He got here mid year and wasn't that familier with the defensive sets. toward the end of the year that was less of a problem. He just needs more experience and I believe you will all be happy campers with that signing. He has a huge upside. A was real fan favorite here in Dallas.
Evidently he is a jewel among jewels that's why the Mav's didn't care he left and the other teams made such a mad rush to sign him. Its not like anyone else couldn't use a 7' center.
fritz

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Aug 4, 2009
hammer wrote:
<quoted text>Corey Brewer is not a great defender....he is a good defender on a team that has nobody else who cares to try and play defense so for watching him play on a team with guys who could care less about D he may stand out to you then as being great for that reason....the team was full of guys I would term as "ball hogs".... they all wanted to get their shots up.... "NO" true point guards ??.... there was Telfair and Ollie and also the guy that came over from Sacramento....all three were / are true point guards .... you are dreaming about this pathetic squad or maybe drinking the kool aid with a little mix in it
O yes cause those three were better than foye. who wasnt a true pg and still got the start at pg. and if you actually watch brewer play defense you'll see he is better than just a good defender. thats why he was drafted at 7th overall. its easier to teach offense or create ways for him to score than to teach defense.
hammer

Big Lake, MN

#16 Aug 4, 2009
fritz wrote:
<quoted text>
O yes cause those three were better than foye. who wasnt a true pg and still got the start at pg. and if you actually watch brewer play defense you'll see he is better than just a good defender. thats why he was drafted at 7th overall. its easier to teach offense or create ways for him to score than to teach defense.
I stated a fact .... there were plenty of natural pg's on the team who got plenty of minutes so quit ignoring the facts .... and i have watched Corey Brewer play ....he is a GOOD defender not great and who cares when he was picked..... he was picked 7th only because the team he was on won the national championship.... his offense is brutal at best...it's quite obvious you don't know much about the game and who's playing and how it's played .... your homerism is a little to much for your posts to be taken seriously
fritz

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 5, 2009
you never pick someone 7th cause his team won the national title nevermind the fact he was name Most Outstanding Player in that NCAA tournament your just another person who is gonna look for some reason to take shots at the timberwolves for every move they make even when they make the right ones
hammer

Big Lake, MN

#18 Aug 6, 2009
fritz wrote:
you never pick someone 7th cause his team won the national title nevermind the fact he was name Most Outstanding Player in that NCAA tournament your just another person who is gonna look for some reason to take shots at the timberwolves for every move they make even when they make the right ones
let's see ... great nba defenders .... Jordan , Wilt , Bill Russell , Gary Payton , Kareem , Hakeem , Walt Frazier , Oscar Robertson ....etc .... oh wait , don't forget the great Corey Brewer .... hahahahaha ....the HOMER posts are overboard .... and he was a 7th pick in the first round ONLY because he came off the national championship team , end of story .... there isn't a team in the nba who would pick him at #7 in the first round today , let alone getting picked in the first round at all .... and a little info on the side , they took (reserve)Chris Richard only because he was on Florida also .... the Wolves claimed he would have started for any other college team , yeah that also panned out ... I haven't seen a RIGHT move in years .... Glen Taylor is this you
wilmtalk

Stockton, CA

#19 Aug 6, 2009
Wheelchair Charley wrote:
<quoted text>
Evidently he is a jewel among jewels that's why the Mav's didn't care he left and the other teams made such a mad rush to sign him. Its not like anyone else couldn't use a 7' center.
Dallas really didn't have room on the roster for what they considered a simi project. They feel that they need to win a champianship within two years while Dirk is still in his prime and before Kidd gets too old. They have to keep Damp because his expiring contract will be valuable during the 2010 free agency period. They are also way over the cap. He would cost them 14 ml. I am not alone in my evaluation of Hollins among Dallas fans. I was just giving my opinions based which are based upon actual observations not purely upon conjecture such as you have. True he would not be suitable for a lot of teams. Because he is not a back to the basket offensive threat but an athletic hustling defender with incredible quickness and range who can help out on defense all over the floor. From what I understand of your teams needs he could be a perfect fit.
fritz

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Aug 9, 2009
hammer wrote:
<quoted text>let's see ... great nba defenders .... Jordan , Wilt , Bill Russell , Gary Payton , Kareem , Hakeem , Walt Frazier , Oscar Robertson ....etc .... oh wait , don't forget the great Corey Brewer .... hahahahaha ....the HOMER posts are overboard .... and he was a 7th pick in the first round ONLY because he came off the national championship team , end of story .... there isn't a team in the nba who would pick him at #7 in the first round today , let alone getting picked in the first round at all .... and a little info on the side , they took (reserve)Chris Richard only because he was on Florida also .... the Wolves claimed he would have started for any other college team , yeah that also panned out ... I haven't seen a RIGHT move in years .... Glen Taylor is this you
dont forget richard was picked in the second round not the first. and if hes not that good then why is known around the league as a shut down defender? and did i ever claim he was as good as the people you listed? no i don't believe i did. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm plus people say he is worse than he is cause he doesn't put up 15 to 20 points a game

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