I think we all knew what to expect this year. I was very excited and enthusiastic at the beginning, and I still am, but I knew we were going to have our growing pains. That is what we’re going through right now, and it hurts like hell. We have a painfully young team that lacks direct on court leadership, and a real starting PG. To say Fire Rambis already is absurd to me. I agree with a lot of SNP’s and others views on the Bermuda triangle that we run, but I’m sure Rambis does too. He’s learning right along with us guys. I also don’t want to pull anchor and start the rebuilding process just yet, and if we pull Rambis right now, that’s what we are admitting.
In these growing pains we have three guys fighting for the top rank in this canis lupis army; Beas, Love, and now Webster. You can see Webster is throwing his name in the hat to be the guy with his late game efforts. These could be late game heroics, but we would need to start winning those games for that to happen. He looked a little out of control against Utah to me at the end, but I did like the way he was getting to the line. Beasly has the most going as of now with the clippers shot, but you can tell Love just wants it. He wants to be the guy so bad he’s writing blogs for GQ. At the beginning of the year I was posting about Love or Beas needing to step up and be the leader for this team to do well, and now I’m positive that Love should be the guy. Martell and Mike have too similar of games and talents for one or the other to be the guy. Them taking the backup roll to Love and saying “look we know our role, and it’s a big one on this team, but Kevin is our guy. He’s the leader” would be huge for this team. Then they would have a defined pecking order, and not just drawing straws on any given night. We have some nice pieces here, and it won’t be long before we are making a playoff run in my opinion. Playoffs!?!? Yeah, seriously.
For that to happen, we would need a point guard of the future, and he isn’t playing in a Wolves jersey yet. I have been a fan of Luke since Oregon, and thought he was going to be a stud on this young Wolves team, but it looks like I was wrong. He just doesn’t have it in him. The fact of the matter is he is a backup PG, but I think he is a great fit in that aspect. Johnny Flynn is the same deal. Just not fit to lead us to the promise land. Now we wait on our “Spanish savior.” El Pistola. Mr. Rick Rubio. R twice. Call him what you will, but I am not ready to call him savior yet. He would be amazing to watch on the spectacular double behind the back passes, but will he be a solid point for 48+ minutes? Chances are we will find out soon enough, because it looks like Kahn is loyal to a fault.
So what do we do? Since I’m writing this, I will tell you what I would do. Pretty sweet, huh? Anyway, my plan is a “grit and bear it until the end of the season and then make moves” type. Package some Liabilities. Send Flynn, and Brewer out to the highest bidder. Wait, your thinking “who take that suck fest? The Flint tropics, and we get a washing machine?” Throw in Rubio. Whoa, now we got some offers. Second round pick? Sure why not? We could get a big time player for a trade like that. Ricky’s stock is still pretty high right now, and I think it will drop as soon as he puts a Wolves uniform on. OK Ricky's gone. Now we need our point guard that’s going to lead us to the (add currently unachievable goal here.) That guy is Demitri McCamey. This guy is exactly what we (by we I mean me) are looking for. So we have our current team, minus liabilities, and we pick up a Deron Williams type of PG in McCamey, AND we get something of value for the Pistola and friends trade. This of course is assuming that we have a very high draft pick, which is practically impossible for the Wolves.
Now we have a team for Rambis to prove himself with whatever offense he wants to run. If he goes 6-24, then I say it’s time to throw him to the wolves. Just not my T-wolves… Yep, It’s pretty nice in my delusional world (see Tim Allen’s game previews) where it’s sunny and 79 right now in Minneapolis, Rambis is on the way to coach of the year, and the Wolves are headed to the playoffs. What the heck, might as well throw in Jessica Alba too.