Michael Beasley shaping up as Timberw...

Michael Beasley shaping up as Timberwolves' go-to star

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 16, 2010, titled Michael Beasley shaping up as Timberwolves' go-to star. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis has firsthand knowledge of what it takes to be a go-to player in the NBA.

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milk

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 18, 2010
first

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#2 Nov 18, 2010
nice to see the TPups winning a couple of games here and there...and when was the last time the Wild and Woffies won on the same night?...the stars must have aligned up perfectly for that to happen.......
Spats

Hudson, WI

#3 Nov 18, 2010
Beasley... Did I just feel a tingle go up my leg?
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#4 Nov 18, 2010
Nice game!!! Wish I could have seen it on TV. I actually like Al Horford, the radio announcer, better than Hanneman and Peterson on TV. My favorite line of his was, "The Wolves, moving from left to right across your radio,..."

Beasley is getting to be my favorite player - what a joy to watch him play with such joy and ease. Love was Love - grabbing the ball whenever it came into his vicinity. Darko is a completely different player than he was last week. Amazing what scoring a few baskets will do for a guy's confidence! Glad to see Ridnour back. He sure came in with a full head of steam! Corey doesn't get much mention, but he is always fun to watch also. Like a skinny giraffe playing b-ball! All in all, they look like they are having a good time out there. Go Woofies!

Since: Sep 09

Houston, TX

#5 Nov 18, 2010
Spats wrote:
Beasley... Did I just feel a tingle go up my leg?
May actually have been a tinkle running down your leg...

Actually, I saw the Wolves play in Houston last weekend. Last night's team looked completely different than the one against the Rockets. Before I get too excited about them, though, I'd like to see them become more consistent. It's not so much I want their BEST nights to be better; I'd prefer their AVERAGE night to be better. It's tough to predict which team will show up night in and night out. If they can show me that between now and Christmas, I'll be much more interested come All-Star weekend.

Since: Feb 08

Big Lake, MN

#6 Nov 18, 2010
I'm not much of a T-Pup fan, but it is nice to see that they appear to have some of the parts to turn the ship around. Dumping Big Al "What? You want me to work out here too?" Jefferson was a move in the right direction.

And of all the topics on Topix, THIS one was my 1,000 post. Go figure.
Spats

Hudson, WI

#7 Nov 18, 2010
BW in TX wrote:
<quoted text>
May actually have been a tinkle running down your leg...
Actually, I saw the Wolves play in Houston last weekend. Last night's team looked completely different than the one against the Rockets. Before I get too excited about them, though, I'd like to see them become more consistent. It's not so much I want their BEST nights to be better; I'd prefer their AVERAGE night to be better. It's tough to predict which team will show up night in and night out. If they can show me that between now and Christmas, I'll be much more interested come All-Star weekend.
Yes, the prostate has been bothering me lately. Anyway, you may be getting tingly come Christmastime. Maybe we'll be seeing an "Oh Beasley!" candybar someday.
Zach

White Plains, NY

#8 Nov 18, 2010
This guy is a scorer. We have never had one quite like this. Garnett was the closest. If is currently 14th in the league in scoring. He would be much higher if he got the minutes the other leading scorers get. According to "Per 48 Minutes", he would be 3rd in the league.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#9 Nov 18, 2010
A nice win although they tried to give it away like they did the game in Charlotte last week. Beasley looks like he is really enjoying himself. What was Miami thinking? Beasley seems to be the total package as he can shoot from outside, slash when available, and finish. Love is not the athlete that Griffin is, but Love can shoot while Griffin cannot. A very good game by both of our stars.
On the downside, the Wolves defense is fairly poor. The wolves allow penetration too easily, and then when the defenders collapse the ball gets kicked out for an open three pointer.
Wes Johnson looks a little tentative. Almost all of his points come on three pointers. I think Wes needs to work on his handle so that he can get into the paint where he can use his athleticism.
This team is fun to watch. Too bad that KG didn't have Beasley and Love around when he was here.
miamiheat10

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Nov 18, 2010
Enjoy Beasley everyone, I am a major heat fan and thought the way they handled him in miami was ridiculous, he never had a chance to shine. He will make his mistakes but you guys got a star to help your franchise get back in the right direction, and only gave up a 2nd rd pick. Not too bad
Wolvesfan

Rochester, MN

#12 Nov 18, 2010
I think all Beasley needed was a little maturity and getting away from the Miami lifestyle and a team that expected too much of him too early. It is good to see that his likeable, happy personality wasn't destroyed in the process. He has every opportunity to shine here in MN - there isn't a great deal of pressure as anything he does here will be better than what we had before. This is a place where he can flourish and where he is appreciated for what he is - a kid with a lot of talent and potential who loves to play basketball. I hope you are here for a long time, Michael!
Its Over

Fargo, ND

#13 Nov 18, 2010
The team is still 4-9. Let's not get carried away yet. We've been here before, and it's not pretty. When we're 9-1 like the New Orleans Hornets, who have just 1 guy, Chris Paul, then we can start getting excited. Until then, Beasley is a go to guy for a team that still can't win very many games.
Providious Glamtoid

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Nov 18, 2010
Its Over wrote:
The team is still 4-9. Let's not get carried away yet. We've been here before, and it's not pretty. When we're 9-1 like the New Orleans Hornets, who have just 1 guy, Chris Paul, then we can start getting excited. Until then, Beasley is a go to guy for a team that still can't win very many games.
Hey, negatoid, it's a work in progress. A long way to go, but a much better product than McHale stuck us with.
Baldar

Pomona, CA

#15 Nov 18, 2010
Another thing. When Beasley is doing well, that opens up things for Kevin.
Teams have been double and triple-teaming Love. When the pressure is
taken off Kevin, it opens up even more possibilities. It stretches the floor
so that the defense has to play honest; has to cover more territory. What
will open it up for the Wolves even more is if, and when (I'm banking on
'when), Wes Johnson gets comfortable in his role of popping from the
perimeter. That's going to make it so much easier for our guys. With
Martell coming back, if he plays to the form he showed early, the Wolves
may be the sleeper of the season ---- of course it's tougher to stay
anonymous when your Power Forward calls a 30-30 ---- and does it.
Shades of ol' Babe Ruth.
Steve Tellers

Ridgecrest, CA

#16 Nov 18, 2010
fracas wrote:
A nice win although they tried to give it away like they did the game in Charlotte last week. Beasley looks like he is really enjoying himself. What was Miami thinking? Beasley seems to be the total package as he can shoot from outside, slash when available, and finish. Love is not the athlete that Griffin is, but Love can shoot while Griffin cannot. A very good game by both of our stars.
On the downside, the Wolves defense is fairly poor. The wolves allow penetration too easily, and then when the defenders collapse the ball gets kicked out for an open three pointer.
Wes Johnson looks a little tentative. Almost all of his points come on three pointers. I think Wes needs to work on his handle so that he can get into the paint where he can use his athleticism.
This team is fun to watch. Too bad that KG didn't have Beasley and Love around when he was here.
I think Miami would have liked to have kept Beasley, but they could not afford him once they signed their 3 superstars.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#17 Nov 18, 2010
Steve Tellers wrote:
<quoted text>I think Miami would have liked to have kept Beasley, but they could not afford him once they signed their 3 superstars.
Thanks Captain Obvious.

fracas

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