Tom Powers: Timberwolves come so close ... again

Full story: TwinCities.com

Well, that's too bad. For a brief and shining moment, I thought we'd all be able to tell that smart-alecky Ricky Rubio, who apparently thinks he's too good to come to Minnesota, to go jump in a kettle full of steaming paella.
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James Phoenix

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Powers you suck. The Wolves actually did better than expected tonight and all you can do is spew negativity. Also it sounds like the Rubio signing is in the bag, RR just wants to keep the focus on his current team until the playoffs are over (the kid is not the primadonna everyone has made him out to be). To conclude, the number you should be calling Powers is 1-800-YOU-SUCK. When the team begins to turn things around next season, please do not even consider planting your fat butt on the bandwagon, because it will not fit. OK I'm done with you.
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May 17, 2011
 
Doesn't the word best player mean anything? If Williams is better than Beasley, trade Beasley. You keep the best talents on your team. So far Kahn's been an idiot & will continue to be one. No wonder the t-pups go to the lottery on a yearly basis.
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May 18, 2011
 
beasley and #20 to jazz for favors and #12
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May 18, 2011
 
This is why the NBA sucks. The lottery is rigged, the commish is a complete moron, and the sport sucks.

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May 18, 2011
 
James Phoenix wrote:
Powers you suck. The Wolves actually did better than expected tonight and all you can do is spew negativity. Also it sounds like the Rubio signing is in the bag, RR just wants to keep the focus on his current team until the playoffs are over (the kid is not the primadonna everyone has made him out to be). To conclude, the number you should be calling Powers is 1-800-YOU-SUCK. When the team begins to turn things around next season, please do not even consider planting your fat butt on the bandwagon, because it will not fit. OK I'm done with you.
there is a lot of room left on the wolves bandwagon and it wont fill up anytime soon.
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May 18, 2011
 
Kahn has some kind of lovefest for Rubio. Someone needs to tell him He's not coming here!
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Wolves don't have a #1 pick next year Shooter. Its going to the Clippers (unprotected) via the Marko Jaric deal - thank you Kevin McFail!
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This is the best thing that could have happened. This guy Irving is the "consensus number one pick" based on only 11 college games. He sat out the whole year with "turf toe." Hello durability?!?! the NBA season is 82 games long, folks. Bottom line -- he's no Russel Westbrook (dude hasn't missed a game in 3 yrs...) Williams looks like a star. Take him!
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How about the idea that the worst team gets the first pick like the NFL does?! The theory that teams may "mail it in to get the first pick" is the biggest bull---- excuse I've ever heard. If so then why doesn't the NFL use it? In the last 31 yrs, only 8 different teams have won the NBA finals. In MLB, 9 different teams have won the World series in the last 10 yrs. That's called parody. What a joke the NBA is.
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May 18, 2011
 
"True ineptitude must be rewarded! How about this: If a team really sucks for a five-, six-year stretch and then finishes with the worst record, it gets the No. 1 pick."

The Wolve's may not deserve that, but it's LONG-SUFFERING FANS surely do!
Hosed again, naturally.
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May 18, 2011
 
I have grown to hate the Lottery, might as well be Powerball because the Wolves have a 1:137,000,000 chance of getting a top draft pick. Don't think for one second that the Joe Smith contract doesn't come up each time the ping pong balls are in the hopper. The Don got his wish and will continue to make sure that certain teams rebuild through the draft instead of others.

Cleveland - Lebron
Cleveland - 1 and 4
NY Knicks - Ewing
Chicago - D Rose
Orlando - Back to back #1 picks so people paid attention to a new franchise

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May 18, 2011
 
Until the NBA gets rid of this crazy system, count me out a fan of this ridiculous league. When the inmates are running the prison, you know there are going to be problems.
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This lottery is rigged.
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mds0549 wrote:
I have grown to hate the Lottery, might as well be Powerball because the Wolves have a 1:137,000,000 chance of getting a top draft pick. Don't think for one second that the Joe Smith contract doesn't come up each time the ping pong balls are in the hopper. The Don got his wish and will continue to make sure that certain teams rebuild through the draft instead of others.
Cleveland - Lebron
Cleveland - 1 and 4
NY Knicks - Ewing
Chicago - D Rose
Orlando - Back to back #1 picks so people paid attention to a new franchise
Dear God...where to start:

So the team representatives that are in the room for the actually lottery are all in on it?

Why would the NBA do all this rigging and not rig it for its premier market since 1984?

Why would the league rig the lottery for Cleveland? Why not rig it for Golden State which is the league's sixth biggest market?

Why would one of the NBA's smallest markets, San Antonio, get the number one pick in 1987 and 1997?

Why did Utah move up in this year's lottery?
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powers you call yourself and educated journalist with this comment:

"Wait 'til next year. And, believe me, we'll all be back counting the ping-pong balls again next year. " ??????????

HEY MORON THE CLIPPERS HAVE OUR PICK NEXT YEAR!!!
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Elvis wrote:
call yourself "and" educated journalist
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sorb wrote:
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Dear God...where to start:
So the team representatives that are in the room for the actually lottery are all in on it?
Why would the NBA do all this rigging and not rig it for its premier market since 1984?
Why would the league rig the lottery for Cleveland? Why not rig it for Golden State which is the league's sixth biggest market?
Why would one of the NBA's smallest markets, San Antonio, get the number one pick in 1987 and 1997?
Why did Utah move up in this year's lottery?
pull your head our of your sorb.
mark blog

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May 18, 2011
 
when they draft the best player available they will have drafted the player wanted in the first place see in future news stories mark blog
mark blog

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May 18, 2011
 
why post comments twice because the first comment was the one that was the best after all
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May 18, 2011
 
The Wolves should take Enes Kanter with their pick, they would have an awesome front court with Love, Beasley and him, the best in the NBA.

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