Back in October when some Timberwolves fans were talking about how great our offseason was, there was some backlash and some people saying we still were a bad team. What do you think now?
After winning 7 of our past 9, We are 12-9 good for 6th in the west. This team has a HOF coach, works hard, hustles, plays defense, has depth, and has played better on offense as of late. All this while being the most injury riddled team in the league. Tonight Rubio returned and looked like his normal self, Ak47 has turned back the clock, Shved and Dante Cunningham have been huge surprises and lets not forget that Kevin Love has really not played well this year.
What is this teams potential and how good can they be once they are healthy?
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Not me, it's remarkable how good they've done with all the injuries they've suffered, now they should go on a tear with their two best players back
I've doubted and if they can maintain I will surely eat my words but honestly it is still early in the season.
Really dude... You're getting excited because the T-wolves beat teams that they should have. Let's see how they do against the Knicks, Thunder and Heat, before u proclaim how great their team is. I bet they'll go 0-3 against those three teams I mention earlier. Anyhow, u want to see a good team then look at the Warriors or Clippers both those teams are legit and like the Twolves haven't had a healthy squad all yr.
Just beat the Thunder
Lol, where were u when they loss to the Magic the other night? Anyhow, I was rooting for the wolves last night as a loss would put the Clippers a game closer to the thunder for 1st place in the west. I won't lie the wolves gave me quite a scare in the fourth qtr. when they pretty much threw away the double digit lead they had all game but bad teams do that, so I wasn't surprise. Also, if Kmart was playing for the Thunder I'm sure they would of come out with the W even with back to back games like they had last night. Even so it was a nice win for the Wolves but as everyone saw in the 4th this team is far from a contender. Take a look at the Clips if u wanna see what a real contender looks like 11 straight baby soon to be 12 against the kings.
Me, like many on this forum hope they can stay healthy. I would love to see them in the playoffs....
they have Pekovic, Love, Kirilenko (who is very underrated) Cunningham, Shved, Ridnour , Barea!! Rick Adelman has been changin lineups and changin roles all season and they still have a winning record without Rubio (until tonight ) and with Kevin Love struggling... These team has playoffs written all over them! If they can get healthy...
MInny is the truth and they could possible move some pieces and get better.
NBA teams shouldn't be judged on homestands because they coincide with other teams heavy travel. Dallas was playing its 7th straight game in a different city in 11 days while being without Dirk. New Orleans is a young, bad, and inexperienced team on its own, but on top of that was in its third game in four nights. Denver was in its final game of a 5-game in 8-night roadtrip. Cleveland, much like New Orleans, is bad, young, and to add a twist without the one player on their roster (Irving) who can be counted on every time out.
That is the nature of the NBA. Road trips stink. Almost every year, 60 percent of home games are won, and that includes the crazy disparity between the likes of the Heat and Wizards. If you want to talk about Minnesota, check back a month from now after their next stretch: @ Orlando, @ Miami(B2B), OKC, @ NY, Houston, Phoenix, @ Utah, @ Den (B2B), Porland, Atlanta, @OKC (B2B), @ New Orleans, @ San Antonio, @ Dallas (B2B)
Good teams win those stretches, everyone falls into various degrees of losing.
While Love is working his way back from injury and hasn't really found his form. I hope everyone recognizes that his Per 36 minute stats is 20.3 points and 14.4 rebounds. So to describe him as "struggling" or not really playing well seems a bit rough. Unless you are Knick fan with Melo playing at PF, I'm not sure if your team's PF has been outplaying the "struggling" Kevin Love so far this season. Certainly there is no PF in the league who is averaging a combined 34.7 points and rebounds.
But yes, Love is shooting 67% from FT compared to his carreer 82%. So clearly his shot has been affected by his broken hand. And this is the worst he has ever shot the ball. But he has still been a good PF and this shooting slump is clearly just a temporary set back.
No he is struggling. I like Kevin Love, but he has still been bad. He is shooting 35% from the field, 20% from 3, and 67% from the line. That is bad. He also has had horrible body language and doesnt run back on defense because he is too busy complaining to the refs.
@BTPH just stop. You were wrong about the Twolves. I think you predicted they would win 32 games and had no chance in hell at the playoffs. Despite being destroyed by injuries, we are still 12-9 and are finally getting a little healthier.
No fanboy, I did not have them at 32 wins.
Just like last year, I point out that you can't simply praise a team for winning games in a stretch where 70-80 percent of the league picks up wins. And just like last year, you are giving a fanboy response about the schedule and travel not mattering in the NBA.
Fine 36 wins. You said they were a bad team. Do you still think they are bad?
Do you go through every team's schedule and take off wins when the opposing team was on a road trip? Or is that just with the wolves?
I don’t take off wins, I just understand that there is a rhythm to the league’s regular season. Every team talks about their concerns about road trips (back-to-backs, 5-8s, 7-11s, going to Portland, Denver or Utah after playing in LA the night before). The only difference is that fans of other teams don’t either jump off a ledge or throw a party for a good or bad stretch of games.