Things were finally coming together, as Kevin Love was playing at a near MVP level (110 points and 43 rebounds in the previous three games, all wins), Nikola Pekovic was emerging as PEKKKKKK in his second season,and Ricky Rubio was proving to be everything we hoped for in his rookie year. That trio, along with Rick Adelman, appeared poised to return the Wolves to respectability and the playoffs, and the best part was they were all young. So despite the unfortunate fact that Luke Ridnour and Wes Johnson were the starting shooting guard and small forward respectively, the fan base finally had reason to be optimistic.
Meanwhile, Canis Hoopus was chugging along. In a post-game thread on March 5th after a one point home win over the Clippers (Derrick Williams fouls CP3 on a three point attempt at the buzzer to tie; Paul makes only 2 of the free throws, prompting stop-n-pop to title the thread "CP2, Basketball Reasons"), we got this comment: