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State of the Wolves



9-28

The fact is this team has to find some ways to win games, but it is difficult to suggest what should be done to do that.

Recently we have seen the wolves get out to horrible starts, and be unable to come up with big stops at the end of the game.  It's clear that this has to change if the wolves want to win games.  The teams offense is actually pretty good.  Beasley is filling up, Webster and Johnson can get hot, Luke's shooting well, and Darko and K-love are looking more and more consistent every couple of weeks.  Some people advocate for the wolves to attempt to go out and get someone, like Carmelo Anthony.  I don't see the point.  Rebuilding from the base up is tough and right now we have some potential.  At the beginning of this year it appeared that the Wolves had built a pretty solid foundation that could be built upon, and now Beasley, Love and crew is proving to be a bit better that I expected.  Listening to the radio a couple of minutes ago, the "worst team in the NBA" conversation was brought up, and it was the first time in a long time I had not heard the wolves mentioned.  The teams mentioned were Sacramento and Cleveland.  The wolves were not mentioned.  

I see what the wolves have put together, and I am content.  I like what I see.  I like watching Michael Beasley break someone down, Wesley and Martell knocking some shots down, Darko blocking shots, and Kevin being a beast.  We have a lot of talent, athleticism and youth.  At this rate, we should only add to the talent crop of young ballers that we have in the draft.  I would expect we should end up with a pretty good pick (it's about time we get lucky and catch a break in the lottery) and I see a lot of poise for all of these guys to get better.  

It is not time to go search for some super baller to help the franchise win now.  We've got two top of the line players in Beasley and Love, and some other guys who still have the potential to be pretty great (Darko, Johnson, Webster, the ever popular Ricky Rubio, next years lottery pick/ a trade up with one of the Al Jefferson picks, and even Pekovic).  I sure as hell don't think we need Carmelo Anthony (if there was even a chance he would ever come to Minny).  

Tonight the wolves will start:

Ridnour, Brewer, Beasley, Love, Millicic

I think adding Brewer to the starting line up now can do nothing but help the team.  Corey is awkward, there is no question about that, and I've never really been all that excited about him.  But this year he is really playing scrappy defense and hustling his skinny ass off.  With Brewer at the two, the second unit can come in with Wesley and Martell if they need too hand have another scorer.  This could be nice.  We'll see, but I think we should have a close game tonight, yes, even against the Spurs.  I can't see them starting badly cuz they have had some rest and I think that Anthony Tolliver is supposed to be back which should boost the defense a little bit.  

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