Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thoughts on the Timberwolves So Far

With a record of 2-7, let's take our first look at the Timberwolves' season:

- Fun to Watch: This team is so much more fun to watch than last year's squad. It may not show in the win-loss column yet but these Timberwolves are a lot more talented and athletic than they were last season. They are potent on the offensive side and are one of the best rebounding team in the NBA.
- Thin at PG: With the Luke Ridnour sidelined for at least one more week, the Wolves are forced to start Sebastian Telfair as well as pick up a street free agent Sundiata Gaines to back him up. Jonny Flynn is practicing and is targeting to return on Wednesday, November 17
- Michael Beasley: His 42-pt career night lifted the Wolves over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. He seems to be having the proper attitude and motivation so far this season. He is also showing some effort on the defensive side and some leadership abilities. Looking forward to see if he can come into his own as a dependable all-star type forward.

- Wesley Johnson: I like what I'm seeing from Wes so far. He is a dependable outside shooter and has shown some flashes of his athleticism and court vision.
- Darko Milicic: It's fairly incredible how raw his offensive game is after 7 years in the league. Although he provides a nice presence defensively, he is virtually useless on the offensive side with a 29% field goal rate. Darko still consistently misses easy hook shots that he should be mastering by now.
- Corey Brewer: I agree with the team's decision to not sign his option for next season. Although he provides great energy and hustle on defense, Brewer is an expandable player with the Wolves' glut of wing players. He wi

- Kevin Love needs to be more consistent as an offensive player. He still has trouble getting off his shot in the paint.
- Martell Webster: The swingman is looking to return at the end of the month. The Wolves need him to provide more consistency at the shooting guard position.
- Ricky Rubio: ESPN's Outside The Line will interview Ricky Rubio on Sunday, November 14.

Season Prediction: 25-57, 5th Northwest Division

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