Britt's at MinnPost now and just posted Timberwolves season preview: A team to respect. The usual great insights and trenchant analysis from Britt, plus this bonus:
[Wes] Johnson, an athletic 6-7 swingman who was a lottery pick in the 2010 draft, was often tentative to the point of paralysis, refusing to maximize his physical prowess with either solid defense or drives to the hoop. According to the 82games.com website, a whopping 87 percent of Johnson’s shots were jumpers from outside the painted area, a doomed strategy when you sink only 39.8 percent of your shots overall and 31.4 percent from three-point territory, both well below league average. The Wolves actually outscored their opponents when Johnson was on the bench — when he played, the team margin was minus 153. Remarkably, he finished third on the team in minutes-played, as coach Rick Adelman apparently wanted to set the nail on the fact that President of Basketball Operations David Kahn made a grievous error drafting him, so Adelman could successfully lobby to be rid of him in the future.
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