Five stories that caught my eye from the last week:
Britt Robson reviewed the season with his usual flair, pointing out the disastrous defense and lack of continuity on this squad, and balancing a healthy cynicism with a reasonable modicum of hope for the future. He closed by suggesting these slogans for the 2015-16 season:
Loss of Chaos. Learning D With KG. Free the 3. No More Flip Flops. Shotworthy with Penberthy. And Patience is a Virtue.
You should always read Punch-Drunk Wolves, not least because they add a dose of intelligent optimism to my usual dour pessimism. In the past week, they reviewed the guards and forwards on the Timberwolves and speculated on how they might be deployed going forward. The good thing about Andy and Patrick is they make me think through my arguments about things, because they so often have a fresh angle.
Jerry Zgoda reports on Flip Saunders' end of season press conference, and his emphasis on getting better shooting the ball, especially from three. Given Flip's history both this year and in past years, I'll believe it when I see it.
While not strictly Wolves related, the recently agreed to sale of the Atlanta Hawks is interesting news. The $850M price tag, along with the recent sale of the Milwaukee Bucks for $550M suggest parameters for the current value of the Timberwolves. After failing to sell a couple of years ago, Glen Taylor decided to hold onto the team, but the fact that he could cash out for somewhere in the neighborhood of 3/4 of a billion dollars has to be tempting. I hope.
Finally, Tim Faklis reviews the season with an emphasis on the fun stuff over at A Wolf Among Wolves. He includes some happy videos to remind us that there were some things to enjoy during another rough season is Wolvesdom.