In loss to Kings, Ridnour is latest Wolves player to go down

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 3, 2012 - 9:07 AM

The Wolves lost their starting point guard to a sprained ankle late in game.

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slammanApr. 3, 12 1:04 AM

Would have been a good idea to at least try Miller 'a long time ago' when Pekovic went down. The good news is Lee will get a chance to show us what he can do. Unless Luke going down suddenly heals JJ. It's all about next year now. Is there anyway they can get rid of Darko? Can they send him to the D League until he quits? What are the options?

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jimmythelockApr. 3, 12 4:30 AM

as deep as they are, ya'd think everyone could stay rested, less risk of injury caused in part from fatigue. though adelman wants to win now, and he may have pushed his top 5 or 6 too hard, instead of bringing everyone along together. sort of a billy martin/bill musselman strategy, not right for this team. randolph should have played more, tolliver was gone for maybe 10 games, lee only recenty got some minutes.

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kingsxmanApr. 3, 12 6:39 AM

If Adleman pushed his starters too hard and now they're dropping....I blame Kahn. We've seen all year that this team is short of talent at the 2 and the 3. Love has had to play big minutes because we're getting NOTHING out of anyone not named Rubio, Ridenhour or Pekovich. Now..if the asking price was too high to bring in someone then I'll give Kahn a pass. Not willing to risk the long term future of the team for short term gain. BUT...this summer there had better be some moves made to fix this roster or Kahnsie should be back in Portland grabbing his mail each morning at his place.

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spector075Apr. 3, 12 7:47 AM

oops I meant done, not down.

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jrdjkcApr. 3, 12 8:26 AM

Kevin Love gets technical in 3rd period. He sits out the rest of the period. During that time that he is on the bench, the wolves outscore the kings 22 to 17 (he plays the last period and the wolves get outscored by 22 to 29). That was the game right there, that and Luke getting hurt. The replay showed obviously that Love was holding Cousin's arm. Normally Love has the better rebounding position and that is why he gets the rebounds or the referee's whistle. Instead of complaining about the call, Love should focus more on getting better position. I think the most frustrating thing as a fan is to watch Love's drop in defense. He rarely gets a hand up anymore in a shooter's face and near the basket hardly does anything to stop a drive to the basket by the opponents. But the area of his play I am most exasperated with is Love's constant complaining about the lack of a foul call, meaning that he is leaving his teammates to play 4 on 5 on the defensive end. He is the star on the team and should be a good example of hustling back on defense!

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vonnegut5Apr. 3, 12 8:58 AM

Look at the dispassionate bystanders in the picture.

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ndsulakesApr. 3, 1210:39 AM

call NDSU's Ben Woodside of albert lea he is over in europe lighting it up as point guard. he at least you'd get some added attendence out of the deal

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pacmannickApr. 3, 12 1:39 PM

Get rid Ricky Rubio. Bring back Kevin Garnett

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mommabear96Apr. 3, 1210:04 PM

I agree with jrdijk. Kevin Love is a great player, but he has become such a whiner and a terrible defender. KLove, we love you, but come on man. Start playing defense for your team, you are the team leader. And quit whining about every call you do not get. Everytime you whine, you leave your teammates on the defensive end 4 on 5. I love Klove, but this is ridiculous.

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