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Britt Robson

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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...

Posted on 07/31/14 at 03:21 pm in response to It's entirely possible the Timberwolves won't be terrible this season

I am cautiously optimistic that Flip will adjust. He's a smart offensive coach and by his own comments very much aware of how the three-pointer has grown in importance since he left the Wizards.
Add to that Rubio is a fairly decent three-point shooter (fun fact, his TS% was higher than Barea's and many other Wolves last year) but clank-happy from midrange (and at the rim). Bottom line, Rubio needs to call his own number from distance more often this season. I think Flip will encourage...

Posted on 07/31/14 at 03:28 pm in response to It's entirely possible the Timberwolves won't be terrible this season

Always a pleasure to read, PSR.
Agree about there being more than one way to rebuild. But the contracts are an issue if you engage in a "proper rebuild." Pek at 5-yrs and $60 million is just intolerable to that endeavor.
I also worry about them overpaying Rubio. He's not a max player and if he has a really good year, management could be in similar loggerheads to what Phoenix and Bledsoe are going through. Of course how LaVine fares,and how Rubio and Wiggins work together are...