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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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@kevinlove's contract is a four-year deal... Team can extend Love during third year for up to two years, making total commitment six yrs.

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Eh...ever since he left StarTrib, Zulgad has been more of a blogger and less of a journalist. He's reading too much into things and injecting his opinion into what he writes (like his belief that the Vikes were going to switch to a 3-4 defense, and saying that Pagac was done with the team, which were both wrong). I liked him as a StarTrib reporter but ever since he moved to the ESPN radio gig he's turned me off and I really don't take him seriously anymore.

I see no big fuss over Love getting a 4 year deal (with opt-out) instead of a 5. Do you really think that if he got the 5 year deal and the team was still stuck in the mud after 3 years that he would just sit quietly? Heck no, he'd demand a trade. Regardless of what deal he got, the pressure is on the team to turn things around quickly and become competitive.


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I tell you what, Ricky Rubio may very be the ROY this year. His passes are insane sometimes. It's like has eyes in the back of his head. Just amazing.

they are now 4-0 against the Spurs and Mavericks. Wow.

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Yes, very nice back to back wins against some quality opponents. Really played well as a team tonight. Man, once Pek gets on a roll, look the F out. That guy is an absolute monster. He tends to get some stupid fouls called on him and sometimes he makes stupid fouls but he seems to be improving with increased minutes. I won't be surprised one bit if he stays the starting center.

Rubio & Love... don't really need to comment, great finish from both of them.
Nice to see Webster get some minutes too. Looked pretty good for just coming back from surgery.
Beasley looked good to start out then kind of fell into the same routine that we're used to seeing. I'll give him a few games to try and find himself before making a knee jerk reaction like trade him or bench him.

Also, it's so hard to predict the rotation when everyone becomes healthy. A lot of guys have stepped it up. Not a bad problem to have I suppose.

Next up: LAL on Sunday. Should be a fun one to watch.

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Not a good match up for us tonight. Should be interesting to say the least.

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Not a good match up for us tonight. Should be interesting to say the least.


True, but I read that both Kobe and Pau played a ton of minutes last night. Plus they have a pretty poor record on the road this year (1-7), so good news for the Wolves.

A win tonight will get them to .500, go Wolves!


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the only thing that I worry about Rubio is his shooting. He was 2-13 tonight, although he keeps his team in the game.

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Ehhh...I 'spose you can call that one a moral victory? At one point they were down like 18 points and had a huge run to come back and tie it up. I don't think any of the Wolves teams in recent years could've done that.

It'll take a couple years, but this team will be a contender. Remember, this is just year one of Adelman and also Rubio. Future looks very bright.


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Another attempt to get to .500 tonight against McHale's Rockets.

Just noticed today looking at the standings...the Wolves are arguably in the toughest division in the league. Every team has double-digit wins.

What's the deal with Derrick Williams? Has Adelman just decided that he's not ready yet? He's been almost invisible for the last stretch of games.


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Another attempt to get to .500 tonight against McHale's Rockets.

Just noticed today looking at the standings...the Wolves are arguably in the toughest division in the league. Every team has double-digit wins.

What's the deal with Derrick Williams? Has Adelman just decided that he's not ready yet? He's been almost invisible for the last stretch of games.


Good job closing out a back-to-back with 2 wins. Don't think we've done that this year, or in awhile I'm sure.

Also, I think Adelman has been trying a lot of mix and match combinations with our SF and PF to see what kind of production everyone can bring to the table. I'm getting a little tired of Wes Johnson though tbh, did anyone see him foul Morrow on the 3 last night opening up a 4 point play to keep the Nets in the game? Pretty bad. I'd like to see Williams get more minutes as the season moves along because I don't think Beasley is in our long-term plans.

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Wow, your Minnesota Timberwolves are legit again!

Rubio is awesome, and Pekovich is a beast inside. I like him so far. Go Wolves!

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Wow, your Minnesota Timberwolves are legit again!

Rubio is awesome, and Pekovich is a beast inside. I like him so far. Go Wolves!


i agree. i still maintain that this team has what it takes to sneak in the playoffs....if only a 7-8 seed. i'm loving watching this team this season. :thumbsup:

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and Pekovich is a beast inside. I like him so far.


That's for sure. It's great to find a center with that much promise who is also only in his 2nd season. The pieces seem to be falling into place.

The whole Love facestomping incident is ridiculous. The Rockets' TV commentators are OBVIOUSLY biased and I LOL'd when immediately after seeing it real-time, the announcer said "Oh ya, I'll be surprised if he doesn't get suspended. That was a dirty play". Absurd, Love was starting to go back down the court and put his foot down and there was a guy laying there. Some of these Euro guys are embarrassing floppers, obviously taking a page from their soccer roots.


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Love suspended 2 games by the NBA.

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Love suspended 2 games by the NBA.


Saw that this morning. Such BS, totally killing our momentum.

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Love suspended 2 games by the NBA.


Saw that this morning. Such BS, totally killing our momentum.


I'm ok with it. It didn't look as accidental as I hoped. I wasn't happy when I saw the replay.

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another game tonight with what feels like our 10th meeting with the rockets! man we've played them a lot. anyway, excited for another friday night of t-wolves hoops but i must confess......i switch it over to the knicks game a LOT over the last week..... :oops: :D

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Good win tonight, they let the Rockets back into the game early in the 4th but pulled away again. Career best game for Pekovic, man he's really turning out to be quite a player at a position where it's hard to find solid contributors. He's gonna be a double-double machine just like Love.


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Good win tonight, they let the Rockets back into the game early in the 4th but pulled away again. Career best game for Pekovic, man he's really turning out to be quite a player at a position where it's hard to find solid contributors. He's gonna be a double-double machine just like Love.


Pekovic is a beast!!! I like him a lot so far, I hope he is always this good. The Wolves of the last few years would have let the Rockets win that game, but thankfully Adelman has these guys playing better.

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The way Pek is playing i think should kill all the Gasol trade rumors. T-Wolves say they arent going to make a big trade, but imo this team is a serious SG away from possibley making a serious push to the Western semi-finals. The would have a shot at maybe going farther but like i said they need someone who can knock down an outside jumper at will.

Either way its been a heck of a fun couple months watching this team. This team is going to be fun for years to come. Cant wait for next weekend as All-Star weekend will be filled wiht Wolves. Great to see the Wolves are legit again and should be for the next decade.


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Ridnour at the buzzer for the win. What a great comeback! Wolves 17-17 at the All Star Break. Wolves are 1 game out of the last playoff spot. Unreal. I had this team winning at best 40% of there games and would have been happy had they won one out of three. They currently sit in a great position to make a run at the playoffs.

Sounds like Beasleys time maybe running out in Minnesota. I like Beasley but hopefully if the Wolves do trade him they can get something good in return.


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Ridnour at the buzzer for the win. What a great comeback! Wolves 17-17 at the All Star Break. Wolves are 1 game out of the last playoff spot. Unreal. I had this team winning at best 40% of there games and would have been happy had they won one out of three. They currently sit in a great position to make a run at the playoffs.

Sounds like Beasleys time maybe running out in Minnesota. I like Beasley but hopefully if the Wolves do trade him they can get something good in return.


so far about what i expected. this team has the making to be very good in the coming years, and i thought we could sneak into the 7 or 8 spot in the playoffs. also had my doubts about beasley and said so in this thread. he just struggles to play within the flow of the offense. this isn't to say he's not a good player because he is and has the ability to really go off at times. but more times than not his game is nothing more than a few ill-advised shots and lackluster defense.

also, i'm happy for rid. he's a good player and after blowing that layup against the nuggets it was great seeing him redeeming himself. and it was a hell of a shot!

love where this team is headed. :thumbsup:

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I haven't had much a chance to watch this team for the past few weeks. Really sounds like I have been missing out!

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another great performance by the muskies tonight. down 10 late in the third, and as i type this we're up 16 with a minute to play!

guys really clamped up on d and knocked down open shots. we have the ability to play with anyone. adelman has made all the difference in the world.

beasley must have heard the mumblings about losing his minutes 'cause he flat out dominated tonight. as did our entire bench.

just another great game. :rock:

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I saw the last part of it in a bar and it was pretty awesome. Just shows how dangerous this team really is when someone can get hot from outside. Be great tonight if the Wolves get another road win.

Williams was great. I say no way the Wolves move him. I think he can really turn into a stud with some more time. As for Beasley he is as good as gone imo. I dont see him being on the Wolves after the trade deadline. Hopefully the Wolves get something good for him.


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One thing I am seeing with this team that we haven't seen in years with the Wolves is their ability to put away games in the 4th quarter. There have been quite a few times this season that they have taken a close game and turned it into a 10 or 12 point win.
Having Rick Adelman as the coach is just awesome. I hope he can buld a winning team with a chance to win it all someday soon!

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Webster with 21 points last night and the Wolves get another win. If the Wolves can get anything out of Webster and Wes Johnson this team can be pretty dangerous. They just need a deadly outside shooter and the sky is the limit. Hopefully Webster can step it up and keep it up.


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LAdies and gentlemen, your Minnesota Timberwolves are currently in 8th place int he Western Conference!!! Who would have thought that would be ppossible before the season started?

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if the playoffs started today.....the wolves would be in!

if you haven't already jumped on the bandwagon....do now. this team is good. they bust their butts every day, and they are starting to believe. we're likely still a couple years away from being legitimate contenders, but few thought this team could make the playoffs this year and they have that in their sights.

go wolves!!!

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