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@WallyWorld @Wolfenstein People underestimate the impact that David Robinson had on Tim Duncan's success, and the impact that TD has had on everyone else in the Spurs system since then. Flip isn't going to turn into Popovic any time soon, but hell we might as well start surrounding the young players by guys who take their job seriously.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://twolvesblog.com/2015/return-kg-brings-mixed-emotions.html
@WallyWorld @Wolfenstein Seriously, from a cultural standpoint this team now has more likeable guys who play like winners than it EVER has. EVER.
@WallyWorld @Wolfenstein I don't mean to be a nitpicker. I liked the read. But re: 'from a team building' aspect... winning basketball is not all about data, right? There's a chemistry/culture aspect to it that is huge. KG, Rubio, and Wiggins all have the right attitude and there are some young impressionable guys that could use a little KG mentality.
Both optimism and pessimism are self-enforcing and therefore both are rational. It's flawed logic to imply therefore that only the pessimist is rational merely because his predictions come true more often than not. The optimist's predictions also come true more often than not but it takes a leap of faith to reach optimism that pessimism doesn't require.
When it comes to basketball, our fandom has little impact on the outcome so the rational response is uncertainty.
Know how much it would rock if Kahn had picked Steph Curry? EHGWUIOGHWOGHOWGHWOIGH (cry of anguish)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://twolvesblog.com/2014/august-e-mail-bantering-with-tim-and-mike.html
@Pants80 @slapdoghoops Trade Bennett for Anthony Randolph, he's got great upside potential and looks great in Summer League.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://twolvesblog.com/videos/timberwolves/despite-critics-wolves-get-great-deal-for-love.html
Why do people talk about Shabazz like he can be a rotation player in the NBA?
@BlamTheJamBox @WallyWorld @Daddyfatsax It will be interesting to see if Zach (Zack? Zac? Zak?) can translate his game to the NBA and if he is coachable (most important factor). Unfortunately the quality of coaching is not great here. Rubio will help though, he is a heady basketball player.Anyway, I have concluded that UCLA gets really good players because of the sun, campus, basketball history (Wooden!), girls, etc. and that their coaching really sucks. How else do you explain Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Darren Collison, Jrue Holiday, etc. etc. etc. going through there in the last 10 years and *no* titles. Comeonnowguysthisisgettingridiculous.
10 months ago on Conversation @ http://twolvesblog.com/
@Daddyfatsax Bill Duffy is officially the second member of the Milt Newton All Stars (Flip/GT country club members whose names lead you to assume they are old cranky white dudes when they are not).
Like the write up though. I think Randle is too high and Gordon is too low (*way* too low), I have Gary Harris and Stauskas higher than Lavine, but it's definitely a good list. Jordan Adams and Jahii Carson are a couple other guys that could be sleepers. Carson could be a Nate Robinson type guy or a JJ Barea guy, Jordan Adams is an athletic combo guard. Nick Johnson is a guy who might stick with someone as a 2nd rounder (streaky bomber, think Jason Terry). Good stuff dude.
11 months ago on Conversation @ http://twolvesblog.com/
Yo bud, it's "Embiid" with a D.
Wolfenstein confidently claimed last night that Peter Vescey is a washed up douche.
1 year, 1 month ago on What to Make of This "Love Drama?"
@WallyWorld @roundhouse Roundhouse is right on this one dude. Sounds like Flip is making "new GM" noise, which is always good.
1 year, 11 months ago on Trade Up From #9? Unlikely
Utah dealt #6 plus other assets for #3 (Deron Williams) in 2005, so change "Year-o" to rhymes with "FUN." Also, there have been a ton of trades involving top 5 picks in the last 10 years. LaMarcus Aldridge for Tyrus Thomas in 2006 (#2 for #4 + assets) and Emekak Okafor for Shaun Livingston in 2004 (also #2 for #4) are almost identical to the Love-Mayo swap. Devin Harris + assets for Antawn Jamison in 2003 and Ray Ray for Jeff Green et al in 2007 were also examples. This has happened almost every year until the salary cap changed in (2008?) and teams started taking advantage of the rookie scale more.
@CollegeWolf @WallyWorld Do we have a positive confirmation? I'll be pissed if this is fake.
2 years ago on Report: David Kahn Out as Wolves GM
2 years, 4 months ago on Kahn making another play for Pau
According to Kahn, they haven't talked with the Lakers since the summer. May be LA sportswriters, agents, or someone else trying to stir up interest.
LEE is the best player EVA.
2 years, 4 months ago on 11/30/12 Bucks vs. Wolves
If he weren't so so so much more skilled at basketball than I am, I'd call it luck.
2 years, 5 months ago on 11/27/12 Wolves @ Kings
That was one of those "really good players get lucky more often than the really shitty ones" shots... like Duncan's split-leg bank shot 3 pter in the playoffs about 5 years ago.
I respect AK more than LeBJ or Kobe.
But then they would lose the whitewash on the court... which I just noticed at this last timeout.
I would trust Barea 10x more in this situation than Ridnour.
Love needs to get his Olympic "stop bitching and play" switch flipped back on again.
Ridnour is a very good backup PG. He is the least clutch PG of all time though.
Nice hedge, Love.
Easy. He's competing for minutes with the G.O.A.T. aka Malcolm Leezy.
Shved is a stone cold killa.
We're on the highway to the danger zone.
LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! GET BUCKETS.
He's playing the CunningHAM game. Works for me. Shoot midrange jumpers and dunk. That's really all we need him to do.
2 years, 5 months ago on 11/16/12 Warriors @ Wolves Preview/Thread
@CollegeWolf Not as good as AK.
Wait, did he leave with injuries or did he just get pulled because he can't shoot a jumpshot?
2 years, 5 months ago on 11/14/12 Bobcats @ Wolves Preview/Game Thread
Make MKG make the shot, although he's probably their next best shot in that situation. Leave Ty Thomas wide open under the basket, he's a spaz.
Agreed. They should have doubled Kemba to force the ball to someone else. Anyone else. He is their only clutch player.
Kemba is clutch. Williams... uh. Previous statements withdrawn.
...AND COMPLETELY REDEEMS HIMSELF!
Just when I think Ridnour couldn't be any more of a pushover on Defense, he goes and does something like this.
AK for King of Earth.
@Daddyfatsax @CollegeWolf Shved needs to shoot us back into this game.
So here's the thing about Williams... He's actually really close to actually being good. He just doesn't make shots, doesn't catch the ball... he's his own worst enemy for sure. He's pretty similar I think to Evan Turner. 3-10 is still brutal, but he's not making bad choices, you know? He seems to take coaching well.
AK for President.
@CollegeWolf @DaddyfatsaxI would totally take Gerald Henderson, although he would render Malcolm Lee redundant.
@Daddyfatsax @CollegeWolf I was actually impressed by Williams' passing last night.Also, more injured than the Blazers? Eh.
2 years, 5 months ago on 11/10/12 Wolves @ Bulls
@CollegeWolf @WallyWorld I mean Psycho T, whatever
2 years, 5 months ago on 11/9/12 - Pacers @ Wolves Preview/Thread
@CollegeWolf @WallyWorld HAM > Crazy T
Also, the number of positive things that I have seen Barea, Roy, and Kirilenko do in the 2 minutes since I finally got to watch this game are astonishing.
2 years, 5 months ago on Ten Bullets for Opening Night '12-'13
Solid write up my dude. Just one question... did they change the rules this year??? It would appear that they now allow you to exert effort when our opponents have the ball, as well as when we do. I am confused by this sudden change of rules and/or strategy.
@Daddyfatsax And I fully support your @leezy3 marketing campaign on twolvesblog. Kid deserves a shot if he works for it.
2 years, 8 months ago on Will the Wolves' Defense Improve in 2012-13?