Happy Tuesday, y’all. I can only hope you’re enjoying your week as much as our beloved Timberwolves appear to be enjoying theirs in the Bahamas.
Let me just say, I think John hit the nail on the head. These guys are likable, which should, if nothing else, make for a really fun season. For what it’s worth, those have been few and far between over the past (insert large number) years.
The team probably isn’t going to contend for a playoff spot barring unforeseen improvements, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the season. (Us damn millennials and our participation trophies).
Towns appears to be willing to take on a leadership role in his own way. It turns out, being friendly can work too.
Are we potentially overreacting to a tropical trip that most other teams make? Probably, but this is the type of thing that would’ve been so foreign to the prior regime.
BONDING IN THE BAHAMAS 4 THE CULTURE pic.twitter.com/jzwX3FFyT2— John Meyer (@thedailywolf) August 26, 2019
Can you imagine Thibs hanging out on a boat in the Bahamas, just casually sitting there as Robert Covington films him for his instagram story? Now, Thibs probably has no idea what Instagram is, but that’s still something I would’ve paid a pretty penny to see.
Look, this probably will have nothing to do with the wins and losses of this season. A boating trip in the Bahamas doesn’t have a whole lot to do with how the team performs in the short term. It is nice to see the Wolves make an actual effort to improve their team chemistry and culture, though. I can withstand some of the losing as long as I get to see a few KAT yams and everyone doesn’t hate each other.
A culture change is something that takes years to reap the rewards from, but pays off indefinitely. If you’re not willing to overreact about the positive steps forward in that regard, well, you wouldn’t be reading a Minnesota Timberwolves blog in late August.