Adelman seeks playing time for Williams

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA and KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: January 11, 2012 - 7:14 AM

Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman decided after consecutive home losses last week to Memphis and Cleveland that he simply needs to get rookie Derrick Williams more playing time.

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azviking101Jan. 10, 12 9:21 PM

Another loss because it has taken Adelman too long to figure out the guys that should be starting. Ridnour, Rubio, Randolph, Tolliver, Love. I think he finally figured it out tonight, but this is the 10th game of the season. Good coach, but most of these losses fall on his head.

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manoliveJan. 11, 12 1:07 AM

Not only that, azviking101, but when asked what his starting lineup will be Friday, Adelman said "I have 2 days to think about it". Why is he being so stubborn on changing his starting lineup? What is he afraid of? Upsetting the string of double digit deficits our starters consistently hand our bench? It boggles the mind that this supposed HOF coach can sit there and watch the same fruitless play by our starters game after game after game and do nothing about it. It just doesn't make any sense, unless Adelman doesn't want to project an air of indecisiveness by constantly changing starters. But at this point, all I care abbout is winning, and I don't care what he has to do to start achieving that. Just don't trot out that same starting 5 on Friday Rick, or you will have lost what little credibility you still possess.

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dknuteJan. 11, 12 8:57 AM

If David Kahn reads this I'll bet he'll fire Adelman soon and hire manalive and azviking101 to be the co-coaches for the rest of the season. They're obviously way smarter than Adelman.

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manoliveJan. 11, 1211:40 PM

I just hate losing, dknute. If you're OK with that, fine. Keep running Darko out there. Keep Ricky on the bench until our starters fall behind yet again. Why should we have the advantage of playing our best players right away? Let's start each game with a deficit to overcome, just to make it interesting. Sheeeeesh.

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manoliveJan. 12, 1212:42 AM

He needs to get the #2 overall pick in the draft more playing time? Wow! Brilliant! And it only took him 10 games to figure that out! Great job, Rick! So how do you accomplish that? I know. Limit him to playing the same position as Kevin Love! From starting our bench players, to benching our star rookies, it just doesn't get any better than this! Who needs Rambis?

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