The Wolves have officially split into two camps:
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I know the company line from the Wolves is that fans are going to have to sit through long stretches of questionable play from Flynn, and that these stretches are to be referred to as "growing pains", but at some point these pains become nothing more than constant reminders that Flynn doesn't look anything like a point guard (can someone please explain the "potential" thing?) and that if this
Last night Kurt Rambis bucked a recent trend of leaning on Ramon Sessions in the 4th by playing Jonny Flynn down the stretch and it nearly cost him the game. Flynn treated viewers to a non-stop display of over-dribbling, horrible use of the pick (which, it should be noted, was often a fantastic Darko pick), terrible angles on passes, and all-around suckitude. Yeah, he was able to make a key jumper down the stretch but this was after jacking up a 3 way too early in the shot clock and fouling a Heat player on a 3-point attempt (I think he did this twice last night) among many other FUBARs.
Last night's game was the second game in a row where the Wolves' bench was the most outstanding unit.
Just two games into the Darko tenure on this
The Wolves beat the Heat because of their bench (and Wade missing the game). The Wolves beat the Heat in spite of their coaching staff trying to pretend that Flynn belonged out there when the game was on the line. The Wolves beat the Heat because they sent their "best" and highest paid player to the bench for long stretches of the 4th quarter because his defense is simply too atrocious to give his
The elephant in the
Wrapping this little ditty up, it really has been amazing to see what an honest-to-Pete two way 7 footer can do for this