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Britt Robson

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Posted on 08/30/14 at 12:08 pm in response to Some assembly required for the new-look Timberwolves

PSR--

I'm on vacation at the Detroit Jazz Festival or would have replied to this sooner.
You usually read me more carefully or in any event don't take my words out of context this badly in your many astute prior comments.
I never said players coming out of college don't improve their shot in the NBA because that would be pretty silly, wouldn't it?
I said they don't "suddenly" go from being poor shooters in college to shooting well in the NBA.
To use the two...

Posted on 08/31/14 at 11:30 am in response to Some assembly required for the new-look Timberwolves

PSR--

You're disheartened because you want me to respond to things you only imagined I wrote.

The story I wrote was about the difficulty the Wolves would have in reconciling two straight summers of personnel activity that were contradictory in terms. It was not a piece that blasted the recent trades; on the contrary, i praised those personnel moves in the column previous to this one.

Please show me where I rip their defensive potential now relative to last season. I...

Posted on 08/25/14 at 12:34 pm in response to Yes, it's OK to feel good about the Timberwolves right now

Bill--

I've been using uber since before it was cool. It's the same with my fashion sense--every 10 or 15 years flannel shirts, jeans and a ballcap is the "look" and I'm a hip dude.
I myself am really pleased to see Shved depart, but share your disdain for Barea.
LaVine is a combo guard--point and shooting, "1" and "2". Wiggins is a swing man who Saunders claims can guard everyone from point guards to power forwards, but I imagine he slots in at small forward, with room to...

Posted on 08/26/14 at 05:12 pm in response to Yes, it's OK to feel good about the Timberwolves right now

Folks, thanks for all your comments. Long term readers know how much I cherish intelligent feedback and I am sure the quality of the remarks has always been one reason people return to wherever I am writing--Minnpost, despite the ban on pseudonyms and anonymous comments--has been no different.
The only thing I'll chime in on at the moment is that Zgoda and others are engaging in wishful thinking if they think they can get Bledsoe here for Ricky and spare parts. Rubio has to prove he is...

A provocative thought Andy, typical of the original insights you regularly offer over at punchdrunkwolves.com (highly recommended).

But I'd rather have three more years of trying to build something around Kevin Love. If Love was looking at three more years here at a max salary, he'd be working hard to recruit talent and Saunders would be more likely trying to unload Pek for a dynamic wing player.

Barring injury, I think Love is going to have a fabulous season in Cleveland....

Mike--

I realize I am bucking long history--as the dean of Wolves beat writers I know all too well--when I say perpetual rebuild isn't the way it has to be. I mean, it's not like Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Memphis and Charlotte are paradises either. Shrewd management is way easier said than done. We are still waiting for it to happen here. But maybe it already is--one can hope, especially in August.

Tom--

He was listed last season at 6-8, 240. I have heard reports that part of his problem was conditioning and that he's dropped 20-30 pounds. If so, that's pretty weak sauce--Robbie Hummel territory--in terms of body type. Not an ideal power forward.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 02:42 pm in response to Ventura verdict sends message to writers: Be careful

Like many of the other commenters above, I fail to see how this verdict is anything but a robust endorsement of our freedom of the press.
Without recourse to rectifying libel in the courts, there would be no credibility in what we write. By all accounts, the jury took their duty very seriously, Ventura had an enormously high bar to meet to justify his claims and both sides mustered strong and detailed arguments.
Why the pearl-clutching and conjoiing of the word "sobering" with a...

Posted on 07/30/14 at 05:43 pm in response to It's entirely possible the Timberwolves won't be terrible this season

I love the four question marks after the word playoffs; it really drove home the passion you have for this topic, Mr. Gotzman.
I'll take your occasionally conflicting harangues in chronological order.
"this team cannot shoot"--Williams and Kevin Martin both have 38.5% career marks from three-point territory and both are very large sample sizes. There are many reasons to dislike Mo's and especially K-Mart's games, but their ability to shoot is not among them. Less credibly, the...

Posted on 07/31/14 at 03:13 pm in response to It's entirely possible the Timberwolves won't be terrible this season

Mr. Gotzman--
K-Mart was cited in answer to your question about shooting. You did not ask me if he was a "good player." If you had--or if you'd bother to read me more than once or twice a season--you would know in some detail why the Wolves are begging to get rid of him.
Chase and Robbie are not fearsome players. But if they have an open three-pointer, there is a pretty good chance it will go in. Once again, I was answering your question, not providing an overall commentary about...