All Things 2021-2022 Minnesota Timberwolves In-Season Thread



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Anyone who doesn't want to blow this up needs their head examined.

Anyone want to talk NBA draft

 


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All I wanted was a competitive game on a snowy Friday night. What a pathetic effort.
It feels like every single player has regressed. Boo birds out early tonight. Starting to get run out of the gym regularly. Rubio and Love just giggling the whole night. FU----G PUKE

Our lack of size inside is just an embarrassment. Dunk after dunk after dunk after layup every single night.

I still have a ton of questions on Ant. His defense lately has been disinterested and absolutely abysmal. Also, unless on the break, his offense has been worthless. I just don't know.
 
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On a night without Towns, Edwards or Russell they barely have a chance to compete. Their bench is abysmal. Tonight they were brutal, absolutely brutal.

Do know 4 people though, who thoroughly enjoyed the game. Love, Rubio, Markkanen and Osman. All "ex"-Wolves. They combined for 56pts, 8 assists and 20 rebounds.

Bet they were even happier knowing they weren't in Wolves uniforms.

Wonder how many present Wolves players are left from those trades? 1 maybe?:rolleyes:
 
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On a night without Towns, Edwards or Russell they barely have a chance to compete. Their bench is abysmal. Tonight they were brutal, absolutely brutal.

Do know 4 people though, who thoroughly enjoyed the game. Love, Rubio, Markkanen and Osman. All "ex"-Wolves. They combined for 56pts, 8 assists and 20 rebounds.

Bet they were even happier knowing they weren't in Wolves uniforms.

Wonder how many present Wolves players are left from those trades? 1 maybe?:rolleyes:
They were all smiles tonight right away, Iceland. Wasn't it something like 26-6 or something and they were grinning from ear to ear.

When we got to .500, the crowd was into games and it felt good.

I just don't like where this seems headed. These are blowouts at home.

So frustrating.
 

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Wolves play Portland tonight at 8. Injury report says Russell is out. Would say that theare wi Wolves chances are out with him.

However, same injury report says that the Trail Blazers will be without Damian Liillard, C.J.McCollum and Cody Zeller.

So there is a chance the Wolves could win. A chance.
 



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Wolves play Portland tonight at 8. Injury report says Russell is out. Would say that theare wi Wolves chances are out with him.

However, same injury report says that the Trail Blazers will be without Damian Liillard, C.J.McCollum and Cody Zeller.

So there is a chance the Wolves could win. A chance.
This is the type of game they always seem to lose.
 


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Injury report or not Damian Lillard started tonight for Portland and Russell started for the Wolves.

56-55 Wolves at the Half.
 
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PORTLAND, ORE. – At various points in their recent losing streak the Timberwolves have insisted once they get everyone back healthy in their rotation that would be fine.

With D'Angelo Russell back in the lineup after a three-game absence Sunday the Wolves had everybody healthy and available. They couldn't use that as an excuse.

They were also playing a team in Portland, one of the easier teams on their difficult December schedule who had lost four straight coming in.

With everyone back, the Wolves got a much-needed 116-111 victory over the Trail Blazers

A pair of Russell threes down the stretch helped the Wolves come back to force a 106-106 tie with 2 minutes, 28 seconds to play. They scored the next six points to seal the victory and end their five-game skid. Jarred Vanderbilt had a putback, Russell had a steal that led to two free throws for Anthony Edwards and Patrick Beverley had a layup to put the Wolves ahead 112-106 with 55.4 seconds left.

Russell finished with 18 while Karl-Anthony Towns kept the afloat in the first half and finished with 23. Anthony Edwards added 24. Damian Lillard had 24 and Anfernee Simons had 26 for Portland, who was without C.J. McCollum.


With Russell back in the lineup, the Wolves defense began by doing something it hadn't been doing of late — forcing turnovers. Portland committed seven turnovers in the first quarter and that allowed the Wolves to build an early lead despite the Trail Blazers shooting 56% for the quarter. Towns got off to a strong start with 12 first-quarter points as his teammates shot just 6 of 16 around him..

 




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Just saw this. With Russell the Wolves are 12-10 (54.5%)this year. They'd be 5th in the West.

Without Russell they are 0-5.

Bet the numbers are similar when Towns, Edwards and Russell play all together and when one of them is missing.

The amount of talent they've traded away, without getting back much talent at all is beyond reason.

 
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Just saw this. With Russell the Wolves are 12-10 (54.5%)this year. They'd be 5th in the West.

With Russell they are 0-5.

Bet the numbers are similar when Towns, Edwards and Russell play all together and when one of them is missing.

The amount of talent they've traded away, without getting back much talent at all is beyond reason.
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Pretty surprising isn't it? He's 25 so it took a little while but apparently guys can change.

“He managed the end of the game really, really well,” Finch said. “Defensively, we were locked in, and he has really good defensive instincts, particularly when he’s off the ball. He’s just really good at being in the right place.”

It is his defensive impact that has been most unexpected. Once one of the leakiest perimeter defenders in the NBA, Russell has an individual defensive rating of 98.2 points allowed per 100 possessions. Coaches and teammates laud his communication on defense, and his anticipation and length help the Wolves play a much more effective zone defense when he is on the floor than when he is not.

“He’s smart, knows where he should be, knows where his teammates should be, so yes, for sure, he can anchor the defense with his voice,” Finch said. “Certainly gives confidence to those guys that they know what’s behind them.”

There were other keys to a much-needed victory. Beverley hounded Lillard all night but particularly in the final five minutes of the game, making it difficult for the Blazers star to even get the ball, let alone do any damage. Lillard finished with 24 points but was just 5-for-17 from the field and 3-for-14 from deep.."

 

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On a night without Towns, Edwards or Russell they barely have a chance to compete. Their bench is abysmal. Tonight they were brutal, absolutely brutal.

Do know 4 people though, who thoroughly enjoyed the game. Love, Rubio, Markkanen and Osman. All "ex"-Wolves. They combined for 56pts, 8 assists and 20 rebounds.

Bet they were even happier knowing they weren't in Wolves uniforms.

Wonder how many present Wolves players are left from those trades? 1 maybe?:rolleyes:

Just tuned in to the Cleveland/Houston game. Noticed that besides the above mentioned 4, single season Timberwolve Ed Davis is also on the Cavaliers.

It's 84-42 Cleveland at the 7:19 mark of the 3rd.
 






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The refs only call traveling in the NBA and college if you do something out of rhythm. You can take half a step awkwardly and it will be called. You can take six steps smoothly on the way to a breakaway dunk and it won't be called. Those are the real rules.
 

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When the wolves have their full rotation available, they are pretty damn good. When they lose one guy, especially one of the Big Three, they are pretty damn bad. Unfortunately, in the course of an NBA season, somebody is almost always hurt.
 

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Hoping @kg21 can find a player as dynamic as ANT for us to trade ANT for.


Howl Wolves!!
10-14 from three

That will happen once every 25 games. 30 of his 38 was from three, which is nice, but he's going to keep jacking from three. I wish at least half of those points were from attacking the basket.

A trade of Ant would involve multiple players if there were one.
 

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The refs only call traveling in the NBA and college if you do something out of rhythm. You can take half a step awkwardly and it will be called. You can take six steps smoothly on the way to a breakaway dunk and it won't be called. Those are the real rules.
Can't disagree, especially when you see the egregious ones not called, like this one. He was allowed to do 2 step backs
 

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When the wolves have their full rotation available, they are pretty damn good. When they lose one guy, especially one of the Big Three, they are pretty damn bad. Unfortunately, in the course of an NBA season, somebody is almost always hurt.
A lot of it comes down to shooting. They are so streaky with shooting. It's unreal how they can't make shit one night, and hit threes all day and night on some others.

If only Beasly would pull his head out of his ass.
 




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