Let's Go Ahead and Celebrate:
We are three games above .500. Our team is smart, tough, and motivated. They seem capable of handling a varied array of situations with creativity and accuracy. Maybe not always to perfection, but they are engaged and looking at the court in novel ways. Even without Rubio, many many things are happening on the court to surprise and inspire. Yay.
Derrick Williams had two very nice games in a row, during our best Win Streak in Years. He made some semi-careless turnovers, but they happened while doing what he should do, often -- driving to the hoop, drawing contact, acting as the initiator of the (sometimes well-defended) situation. We often looked better as a team with him in the game, I think, even with the turnovers. Good on you, Derrick Williams. You improved in the hallowed halls of College, and it looks like you may do the same in the NBA.
Pretty soon, we the Timberwolves are going to have too many good players to find minutes for. WAY TOO MANY AWESOME FRICKING PLAYERS. I heart this team. They are seriously tough. It is great to watch.
I'm heartily thankful to have David Kahn as the Timberwolves' GM. A common early nag on him was, "He's a sportswriter, not a player" -- but that's his charm, exactly!!!! The guy is a fan of the game, first and foremost, and he understands something about what makes the game interesting. He's good with money, and he knows how to defer to his colleagues on talent while still making strong moves himself (he got SHVEDDER, YO!)
.! I HEART YOU DAVEY KAHN! !.,
Also: props to HumdingerTV for being a very informative and entertaining poster on this site, while also being the Creative Director for The Local Fox Channel. I'm not sure if that is the official title or not. But he may be able to get you free Family Guy DVD's. Just keep asking him.
Good Stuff. Carry On. Well Done.
TAO TE WOLVES CHAPTER 5:
The Tao doesn't take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn't take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.
The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
Hold on to the center.