So the Timberwolves first game is now behind us and we all know that we picked up a well deserved win against the LA Lakers. For those of you who did or didn't see the game, I'm gonna note what I saw.
Mike Beasley's shooting and efficiency
Martell Webster's Offense and Scoring
Big Man's Passing
Highlight reel plays
Anthony Tolliver's ability
Wes Johnson's NBA debut
Ridnour's ability to run the team
Corey Brewer's defense
Not missing Al Jefferson
Got a win
Wayne Ellington at PG
Played even with Laker's second unit
No chance to look at Bassy
Corey Brewer's offense
What I took away from this game is Wayne Ellington can play PG for us. He may not be a prototypical PG but he can be our PG in this type of a game. Webster and Beasley could combine for 60 on any given night, while still being efficient. Corey Brewer is the perfect guy to come off the bench and play big time defense, but his decision and shot making was sub-par. We turned the ball over a lot, but it was the first real game together, so it was nothing to worry about. Kevin Love and Darko could combine for 30 points, 12 assists, and 20 boards on any given night. They are extremely talented passing the ball. Rambis is questioning Sebastian's ability? Lazar can pack production into small time. Pek is a beast. Martell can shoot. Wes Johnson, now here is a guy who can flat out play. He can get to the bucket, shoot the lights out, and score at will. Ridnour can shoot real nicely, and Flynn won't be missed to badly.
For me right now, it doesn't matter who starts at the SG, whoever it is will get some wide open shots and whoever is the backup will get many chances to score the ball.