Barea after loss: 'We've got problems here'

  • Article by: KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 23, 2012 - 8:58 AM

After the Wolves said their All-Star won't play again this season, J.J. Barea said roster changes are needed.

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srstormguyApr. 22, 12 9:04 PM

No reason to even watch this team down the stretch ... please, just go away. Such an embarrassing way to end the year after such a promising start. Pathetic.

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shira123Apr. 22, 12 9:29 PM

Sunk about as low as a team can sink.. blowing a big lead at home to a crappy team.. just says how little quality depth this team has with recent injuries.. Nevertheless, what a horrible embarrassing loss even with this many bench players.. Golden State starts four rookies..Can it get any worse? oh yeah, last year...

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ezekial392Apr. 22, 12 9:33 PM

For crying out loud, Give the T-wolves a break!! Even the great Miami team struggles when two of it's Big three are injured. The Wolves have four starters injured.

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birdpeepApr. 22, 12 9:34 PM

I hope this is a draft choice strategy and not yey another collapse.

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eibud22423Apr. 22, 12 9:40 PM

Basketball is a relatively simple game of playing offense/defense and taking pride in your effort. At least half this team can do neither. Hope for Utah to make the playoffs.

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theinfernoApr. 22, 12 9:48 PM

I can't keep quiet any longer. That was as miserably coached game as I have seen. Does this coach even care. I don't care If we have injured players, make some moves when it's obvious that some are not doing what they should. Is he afraid to hurt feelings? What really sent me over the top was the last huddle. When the camera got around to the T-Wolves, he was walking away without doing any coaching. He is not any better than we have had. I figure he tossed in the towel about 10 games ago. What a terrible performance.

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allanmApr. 23, 12 6:39 AM

That's kind of funny how Barea said changes need to be made, considering we are paying him a boot load of money for somebody who is a bench player at best. He's one of them who has been hurt alot this year and has very spotty play. I could see them using the money they're paying him to get somebody even better.

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wayne5040Apr. 23, 12 7:35 AM

Ironic that at the end of a story about how the roster needs to change again (how many times has that happened) we read that Kahn will be back. If the roster needs to change, why are they going to let Kahn do the changing?!The only move that he has made that was good was drafting/signing Rubio. All his hundreds of other moves have been failures. Beasley, Randolph, Darko, Webster, etc... How about his brilliant draft picks? Jonny Flynn instead of Curry, Wes (doesn't care) Johnson instead of Demarcus Cousins, trading Ty Lawson, etc... How about his great trades? Trading Jefferson becasue "Love and Jefferson can't play at the same time"(even though now they play Love and Pekovic together)! Jefferson is the cornerstone of the Jazz roster that will probably make the playoffs. Looks like a lot of the players that have been dumped by Kahnman have done well for other teams: Brewer is starting for a playoff team, Foye is doing well off the bench for the Clippers, and Telfair backs up Nash in Phoenix and does great. One of the reasons that the Wolves are missing the playoffs again is the lack of quality depth on the roster. The GM should be held accountable for the roster that he put together! Time for the Kahnman to go!

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MuddyOasisApr. 23, 12 8:29 AM

Cousins is a bad seed. Glad we don't have him. We have Pek at a fraction of the price.

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hoopdreams01Apr. 23, 12 8:39 AM

The positive in seeing the team collapse so badly without Love, and particularly Rubio, is that it should highlight to Kahn that these two are your cornerstones. Rubio plays a slick pick-and-roll game which requires guys who can play off him and spot up for the open jumper. Love is also a great passer - a guy who can play the two-man game. He is also a good help defender, if not a great one on one defender. Peck will get alot of easy hoops again next year, just rolling to the basket. The Wolves are in an enviable position. They have what every team wants: An excellent playmaker and an excellent big man. Next year is crucial in sharpening the focus on what kind of team you are building. It should go without saying that effort and hunger are a MUST. If Barea is right, this has to be fixed. No amount of coaching can overcome complacency. I've seen all I need to see of Beasley and Randolph. Everyone and his uncle knows this team needs help at off-guard and small-forward spots. I'd go shopping.

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