Minnesota Timberwolves wake up slumping Warriors

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Reggie Williams had 22 of his 26 points in the second half, Monta Ellis scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Timberwolves 108-99 Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak. Full Story
Ya maaan

Rochester, NY

#1 Dec 15, 2010
I am giving up on this team. I am on the east coast had to work today but I still stayed until 1 am in the morning to watch my "Wolves". Seriously is not worth it anymore. Everything and everybody on this team sucks. Starting with clueless coach. Fire his A**, no more excuses young team,developing etc. Fire him NOW. Point guards, I really think we have dumbest least talented point guards in the whole league. LRidnour I will say it again, how in the hell he can play in the NBA? Why is he still being mentioned as a basketball player? That is a insult to other NBA players to have his name mentioned as NBA player. FIRE HIM, pay him money do whatever you need to do but don't let him on the court. What MEllis did to him yesterday is SAD. Absolutely SAD. MEllis did whatever he wanted to him, like he was non existing. Ridnour just quit, it is really sad to watch you getting abused by real NBA players. MBeasley OMG, from what planet is he coming from. He is showing us now his real "talent". Cant guard, cant score when game is on the line, no passion, no defense. Well, in his defense he is still young maybe he will become something 5-10 years from now. KLove hehheheeh, stats guy. Cant defend, slow, not go to guy. Good for rebounding and 3 points shooting. NO DEFENSE getting abused by any opposing player and HE IS NOT that talented belive me,neither GO TO GUY. Doesnt have talent for that. Yeah he is still young but we need real talent, real star, go to guy. JFlynn I hope he will change but in little time what I saw yesterday he is still ol' Flynn from last season, stupid decisions, turnover machine, no defense. Yet I will give him credit he just came back but mindset is the same and that is scary. MWebster no comment. Nothing to comment on. DMilicic yeah he scored 25 points, yeah he got 11 rebounds BUT none of this when it matters. When the game was on the line he started missing those hook shots, and can he diversify his game little bit. He has ONE and ONLY ONE move left hook shot. C'mon lethargic, no energy DUDE, learn another move and you had 8 years in the league to do it. His stupid face expression with no energy is very irritating. I am not impressed with him, I still think he is a bust. I was his biggest supporter but he doesn't have passion for the game and he is a lame duck. Don't get confused with his scoring yesterday, today against Phoenix he will disappear like whole team once again. Nuff said.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#2 Dec 15, 2010
Whoa......take your meds, man! Some of what "ya maaan" said is true, but things are not as bad as he would like you to believe.

Ridnour can't stay in front of anyone quick, that much is true. In the games where he isn't trying to check someone fast he does pretty well. I will give you this one, as most NBA point guards are waaaay faster than Ridnour. His signing looks like a mistake.

Flynn is playing his first game in months while the season is two months old. Let's give Flynn a few games to get used to his new teammates, and get up to game speed, before we start picking apart his game. I am not saying you are wrong on Flynn, but if nothing else, you are early.

Webster played solidly, especially when considering he has had limited practice time and no game experience with his teammates. I don't know how you could be anything but positive about his performance last night.

Darko did have two silly "shuffles", you are correct. He also had a couple of silly fouls when he tried to jump out on a high screen. But look at Darko's offensive production.... the guy shot 12-19 with 11 boards. I think you are a little harsh on Darko, especially when considering how far Darko has already come since joining the Wolves last spring. Give the dude a chance. Quick quiz for you, name a better center that has played for the Wolves since they came into the league??? Felton Spencer, Luc Longley, Theo Ratliff???? See my point?

Beasley has a lot to learn, I agree. He only plays hard when he has the ball in his hands, or when he thinks the ball is coming to him. He takes a lot of "forced" shots, and falls in love with his jumper. He doesn't rebound as well as a 6'9 235 pounder should. But, he is still a young kid, and is the only guy on the team who can create off the dribble. What do you want them to do, trade Beasley? How is that going to make the team better?

Brewer is kind of like a new puppy, running all over the place but kind of falling all over himself. The guy needs to work on both his handle and his shot. He is a hustle player though, and the Wolves need more guys who play defense like he does.

So, quit on this team if you want. All they are is a really good point guard from being a solid team. I know Ridnour isn't that guy and doubt Flynn is. Is Rubio? I don't know. Perhaps we have to draft yet another one, or trade for one from someone else.
Ya maaan

Rochester, NY

#3 Dec 15, 2010
Meds:) Yeah we all need meds forcing us just to watch them. So, what's your point? Reading your comment, you basically agree on everything what I said. So, what you think? We should wait? Another year?Two?Five for them to develop. Please gimme a break. This team has bunch of high drafted picks and they can't produce. Yeah, KDurant and Westbrook are developing really fast. Why they cant? Because they are not as good as those guys. We just need to accept that. KLove and MBeasley are not good enough as they are portrayed. Darko aka "left hook" man is ok from where he was 10 months ago and quite frankly I don't even expect from him much. Whatever we get is ok. Point guards are mess and we do need a real STAR, a leader on this team. Somebody who will take charge. No meds yet...Nuff said
Dan in Av

Mankato, MN

#4 Dec 15, 2010
The Wolves stat's listing in the Wednesday paper has Love's rebound average listed under Beasley and visa versa I believe.
Mike L

United States

#5 Dec 15, 2010
Ya maaan wrote:
Meds:) Yeah we all need meds forcing us just to watch them. So, what's your point? Reading your comment, you basically agree on everything what I said. So, what you think? We should wait? Another year?Two?Five for them to develop. Please gimme a break. This team has bunch of high drafted picks and they can't produce. Yeah, KDurant and Westbrook are developing really fast. Why they cant? Because they are not as good as those guys. We just need to accept that. KLove and MBeasley are not good enough as they are portrayed. Darko aka "left hook" man is ok from where he was 10 months ago and quite frankly I don't even expect from him much. Whatever we get is ok. Point guards are mess and we do need a real STAR, a leader on this team. Somebody who will take charge. No meds yet...Nuff said
I like a few beers myself while watching. Anyway, the team has some great pieces. I know that isn't enough for most people, but I can see the light and I hope you stick around to see these boys improve. I know you will, because we T-Wolf fans always do! So we got the leagues best rebounder, a top 3 shotblocker, a great one on one guy (Beasley), and some other pieces. The issue I see are the holes in Love, Milicic and Beasley's game. Love rebounds and scores, but doesn't defend or block shots well on defense. He also has an inconsistant game on offense. He stuggles against taller player inside and his midrange game needs work. Darko blocks shots, but doesn't box out. He makes a sweet lefty hook, but misses lay ups. Then we have Beasley. I see so much good in him. He's just so young and, for lack of a better word, DUMB. His defensive breakdowns kill momentum and allow lots of open 3's. He also plays too fast on offense. This guy is unstoppable at times on offense until he stops himself by jacking up shots and not continuing to take the ball to the hole strong.

Who am I forgetting? Ricky Rubio? Ok I'll bite. I've seen him play on espn.com a few times and he seems like a magician with the ball. I don't care about his stats because they never reflect well in NBA play. Is he the savior? No, but he is another piece IMO. To me we have Kevin Love as our star but I wouldn't call him the franchise, which I think we need and I think you do as well. Andre Igoudola is the only guy I know of who would maybe fit the scoring guy we need and may be available, but I wouldn't really call him a star. He would fit in nicely in the offense we run however. Martell Webster sure looked good last night and I think the triangle offense is perfect for his game. Perhaps he can be the scoring guard we lack. Wes Johnson has the sweet J and some tools to be good, but I don't see "star" in him. Ok I'm rambling, sorry.

I don't expect playoffs this year or next, but a solid direction would be nice to see. The pieces are there for success but obviously not completly. We Wolf fans need to stick together in our pack.

"4 of us Wolves, running around in the desert in Las Vegas, looking for strippers and cocaine"
sooo close

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 15, 2010
Well, at least their games are competitive now, but it seems we have a little ways to go to achieve "mediocrity" this year as Kahn man has promised.
Webster looked good last night. Ridnour is like a statue out there on defense and is completely too frail in stature. What a waste his signing was. He gets worse with every game. Flynn? Not seeing what the franchise sees in this kid. Undersized and sloppy with the ball. Compared to Ridnour he's great though. Where was Telfair last night? Darko! Go Darko! Who knew? Nice job by Lambeer in working with him. Wes Johnson? Over-rated so far. Nice ups, streaky jumper, but defensive liability again and doesn't seem to put forth much effort out there. Beasley needs to be a slasher more running the ball thru the post first and drawing doubles with Darko.(Scary thought.) Giving him the ball at the top of the 3 arc is asking for trouble and his ball control not up to that assignment. Less dribbling, more strong finishes, Michael.

They're watchable... don't get me started on the WWF-like quality of NBA refereeing. I've seen too many leads in NBA games whittled away by whistles. It gets more frustrating to watch than any mistakes by the Wolves.

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