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http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ycn-10849317

Man, I hope they announce this soon so my anxiety could subdue. I mean, I love Derrick Williams and I believe he has massive potential, but he is not Kevin Love.


No way in Hell the Wolves can let Love Walk. They finally have the pieces in place to turn this around. Losing Love would be disasteros.

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I cant wait. Finally the Wolves get back on ESPN. I hope they at least keep it competetive as this is a very big game for them. A win would be epic.


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OMG I hope you guys just saw that...amazing game, go Wolves!

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Hell Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gotta "Love" that one!!

Wolves are 1 win away from .500%!


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Awesome!! What a game! Go Wolves!

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Im NOT a BB fan, at all. But I do love all sports. So I watched that last Wolves game, and Im no BB expert (AT ALL) but the defense seemed a bit weak??? Am I wrong?? BUT Rubio and Love were very, very fun for me to watch, exciting stuff, at least for me. And I am far from a guy who worries about or thinks about race, but at one point, at a key time, late in the game, the Wolves had 4 white guys on the floor. Im not trying to come off as bad, but it did surprise me. Reminded me of a Tosh stand up, maybe inappropriate, but fitting and funny, IMO.


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Im NOT a BB fan, at all. But I do love all sports. So I watched that last Wolves game, and Im no BB expert (AT ALL) but the defense seemed a bit weak??? Am I wrong?? BUT Rubio and Love were very, very fun for me to watch, exciting stuff, at least for me. And I am far from a guy who worries about or thinks about race, but at one point, at a key time, late in the game, the Wolves had 4 white guys on the floor. Im not trying to come off as bad, but it did surprise me. Reminded me of a Tosh stand up, maybe inappropriate, but fitting and funny, IMO.


Their defense is actually in the top half of the league in points allowed. Last season they were almost historically bad.

I agree about the white guys comment, I think it is possible they have some of the best white guys in the NBA on their team. Certainly Love and Rubio. Luke Ridnour is good too.

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Im NOT a BB fan, at all. But I do love all sports. So I watched that last Wolves game, and Im no BB expert (AT ALL) but the defense seemed a bit weak??? Am I wrong?? BUT Rubio and Love were very, very fun for me to watch, exciting stuff, at least for me. And I am far from a guy who worries about or thinks about race, but at one point, at a key time, late in the game, the Wolves had 4 white guys on the floor. Im not trying to come off as bad, but it did surprise me. Reminded me of a Tosh stand up, maybe inappropriate, but fitting and funny, IMO.


Their defense still is a little shaky, but if you had watched them the past couple of seasons under Rambis it made the Vikings secondary look top notch :rofl:

Last night was kind of a weird game because Love and Rubio were relatively ineffective offensively for a majority of the game, but it was nice to see Darko play like the number two pick of the Lebron/Dwade/Melo/Bosh draft. All in all it was the kind of game we should win considering the Clippers were missing Chris Paul, and it was refreshing once again to see the Wolves not throw in the towel and fight until the end. :thumbsup:

P.S. I know what Daniel Tosh standup you're referring to and that's hilarious lol

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Man, last night was tough to watch. Hard to win on the road back-to-back anyway, but I think the previous night's win had them a tad drained.

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Man, last night was tough to watch. Hard to win on the road back-to-back anyway, but I think the previous night's win had them a tad drained.


That's just the way things will go this season.


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Man, last night was tough to watch. Hard to win on the road back-to-back anyway, but I think the previous night's win had them a tad drained.


That's just the way things will go this season.


You're one-hundred percent right. I think it is asking too much for a team this young to win consistently on the road. They will be very fun to watch this year, but I think they will be more likely to get to the playoffs next year than this year.

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Man, last night was tough to watch. Hard to win on the road back-to-back anyway, but I think the previous night's win had them a tad drained.


That's just the way things will go this season.


You're one-hundred percent right. I think it is asking too much for a team this young to win consistently on the road. They will be very fun to watch this year, but I think they will be more likely to get to the playoffs next year than this year.


The youth may help as the season wears on though, they'll still have the legs to be in games that an older team won't.


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The youth may help as the season wears on though, they'll still have the legs to be in games that an older team won't.


It more than likely will, especially in a shortened season. Another thing, this team could get dangerous when Beasley comes back and Martell Webster gets back into the lineup as well.

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Wolves welcome back Kevin McHale tonight. Hopefully the Wolves can bounce back and get a win as you dont want to lose to McHale at home. Be a good moral booster for the city, team, and fans to send McHale home a loser.

Wolves have a fairly tough stretch of 5 games this week. Hou, @Dall, SA, LAL, @Hou (next Mon) The next five games will be a good test to see were the Wolves stand.

Would settle for 2-3 but i would love to see the wolves go 3-2 in this stretch.


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Wolves welcome back Kevin McHale tonight. Hopefully the Wolves can bounce back and get a win as you dont want to lose to McHale at home. Be a good moral booster for the city, team, and fans to send McHale home a loser.

Wolves have a fairly tough stretch of 5 games this week. Hou, @Dall, SA, LAL, @Hou (next Mon) The next five games will be a good test to see were the Wolves stand.

Would settle for 2-3 but i would love to see the wolves go 3-2 in this stretch.


Personally, I want the team to beat the piss out of Kevin McHale tonight. Great player, but he screwed this team over. The next five games look brutal, but if we go 2-3, I will be fine with it.

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glg wrote:

The youth may help as the season wears on though, they'll still have the legs to be in games that an older team won't.


It more than likely will, especially in a shortened season. Another thing, this team could get dangerous when Beasley comes back and Martell Webster gets back into the lineup as well.


I agree. I'm not expecting much from Webster but I hope he can return to form quickly. I think we're really missing Beasley even with his suspect D and sometimes carelessness with the ball. But he is pretty much the only guy who can create for himself and does a pretty good job at the rim. We are settling for way too many jumpers right now and while that can help us at times it also hurts us a lot as our offense goes stale for stretches.

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Wolves welcome back Kevin McHale tonight. Hopefully the Wolves can bounce back and get a win as you dont want to lose to McHale at home. Be a good moral booster for the city, team, and fans to send McHale home a loser.

Wolves have a fairly tough stretch of 5 games this week. Hou, @Dall, SA, LAL, @Hou (next Mon) The next five games will be a good test to see were the Wolves stand.

Would settle for 2-3 but i would love to see the wolves go 3-2 in this stretch.

I think both Houston games are winnable. I might be wrong but I believe Dirk is battling an injured hamstring? which could help. I think we match up with SA and LA pretty good. They will be tough but still winnable games.
4-1 would be great, 3-2 would be good but anything less than 2-3 would be a step back IMO.

Should be interesting to see how the crowd reacts to McHale's return.

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ya i could see us winning at least 3 of the next five. dirk is taking a week off so that obviously will help, although they are still a very good team. i could also see us beating san antonio. i don't like our matchup against the lakers however. we just don't match up with them well. pretty tough stretch for sure.

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Only having Rubio, Ridnour, and Ellington available at the PG and SG positions was going to be tough. We really need to get healthy.

I'm also getting sick of Love complaining to the refs about calls and not getting back on D.

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Only having Rubio, Ridnour, and Ellington available at the PG and SG positions was going to be tough. We really need to get healthy.

I'm also getting sick of Love complaining to the refs about calls and not getting back on D.


Yeah injuries are killing us right now. Beasley and Barrera need to get back ASAP. Not to mention Martell Webster and Brad Miller are injured as well.

I am with you on Love. Makes no sense to argue and let your man get a free 2 points. It has happened way to much this year.

Another slow start sunk the Wolves last night. Can't dig yourself a 10-15 point hole and expect to win many games in the NBA. 29% 1st quarter shooting? Yuck!

This team needs a deadly outside shooter bad. Wolves need someone that can get hot and get us some well needed outside points. Do to there opponents like Mo Williams did to us the other night. (well before leaving early :lol: )

What the hell happened to Darko's hair?


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Only having Rubio, Ridnour, and Ellington available at the PG and SG positions was going to be tough. We really need to get healthy.

I'm also getting sick of Love complaining to the refs about calls and not getting back on D.


Yeah injuries are killing us right now. Beasley and Barrera need to get back ASAP. Not to mention Martell Webster and Brad Miller are injured as well.

I am with you on Love. Makes no sense to argue and let your man get a free 2 points. It has happened way to much this year.

Another slow start sunk the Wolves last night. Can't dig yourself a 10-15 point hole and expect to win many games in the NBA. 29% 1st quarter shooting? Yuck!

This team needs a deadly outside shooter bad. Wolves need someone that can get hot and get us some well needed outside points. Do to there opponents like Mo Williams did to us the other night. (well before leaving early :lol: )

What the hell happened to Darko's hair?


Ellington is our best shooter, I would like to see him actually start. I agree with Love, his defense sucks right now. I really think Adelman needs to change his lineup, we get into holes early and do not have the firepower right now to climb out of them. To be honest, getting Beasley back will be very big.

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young teams like this often start off slow so that doesn't concern me a ton. we simply must start making shots to start the game and i think that'll happen. i'm more concerned with our 2nd half adjustments particularly on defense. we were in that game all the way until midway in the 3rd despite our poor shooting. we had a chance to take the lead with about 7 minutes to go in the quarter but missed a 3 and the rockets went on a huge run. most of their points came in transition which is a shame because they got easy baskets that they didn't even have to work for.

in my opinion, we have good enough shooters where i think the shots will fall. but we need to do much better work on the defensive and and we need to stop turning the ball over. houston got over 20 points off our turnovers yesterday which will kill us.

all in all i still love the effort of this young team, and i think they are a year or two away still so losses like these don't bother me as much. i think they are learning experiences, and this team is right on the cusp. win or lose i really enjoy watching them play....but i think if they clean up some sloppy play the wins will come.

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I'm getting worried about this Love contract...deadline is tomorrow night and both Love AND Kahn refused to speak to the media today. Don't know if that's a good or bad sign. There's conflicting reports out there but the last thing I've read it sounds like the Wolves are offering Love a max deal, but I seems like Love isn't sure if he wants to stay in Minnesota. It would be a shame if he decided to leave because the team is finally headed in the right direction.


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I'm getting worried about this Love contract...deadline is tomorrow night and both Love AND Kahn refused to speak to the media today. Don't know if that's a good or bad sign. There's conflicting reports out there but the last thing I've read it sounds like the Wolves are offering Love a max deal, but I seems like Love isn't sure if he wants to stay in Minnesota. It would be a shame if he decided to leave because the team is finally headed in the right direction.


Definitely making me anxious... If Love leaves, it won't be for business reasons, but I guess it is what it is.

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Love was asked what would happen if no extension is signed.

"It wouldn't be ideal," Love said. "So it would be nice to work something out. I enjoy it here, I enjoy my teammates, I enjoy the coaching staff, I enjoy the Twin Cities, even when it's cold.

"I figure if I keep playing my game, playing hard-nosed basketball, playing the way I'm supposed to play, everything will take care of itself."

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/137730228.html

I fully expect him to sign an extension today. Even if he doesn't he'll be a RFA and we'll match any offer he gets.

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Seems like the Wolves want to avoid giving him a 5 year max deal and naming him the "designated player" because apparently you can only have one of those on a team at a given time and they might want to save that for Rubio....?


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Well now its being reported Kevin only wants 4 years. So who really knows whats going on. All i knw is they better sign him today. We are less than 12 hours away from the deadline. GET THIS DONE!

Heres the link

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Deal is done according to ESPN.

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Well now its being reported Kevin only wants 4 years. So who really knows whats going on. All i knw is they better sign him today. We are less than 12 hours away from the deadline. GET THIS DONE!

Heres the link

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7502324/kevin-love-no-longer-wants-fifth-year-minnesota-timberwolves-sources-say


Sounds like a 4 year deal with an opt out after 3. But yeah, who really knows whats going on is right. I'll wait to hear from another source other than ESPN. I have a hard time trusting them.

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I am glad we got K Love signed, but the same time, I am a tad worried. I think we are the fast track to vast improvement, but we better keep it up. Otherwise Love will be gone in 3 years time.

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Zulgad's take:

Wolves' deal with Kevin Love could be shortsighted

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Zulg ... hted012512

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Zulgad's take:

Wolves' deal with Kevin Love could be shortsighted

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Zulg ... hted012512


Only shortsighted if the Wolves do not fulfill their commitment to winning, yes. I think they will, and I think in the end, we will be a dominant team in the coming years.

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