Adelman expects to be heard loud, clear

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 27, 2012 - 5:53 AM

Life with and without Ricky Rubio defined the season for the Wolves coach, who said he knows what type of players he needs next fall.

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slammanApr. 26, 1211:53 PM

I hope Taylor is listening to what Coach is saying. Adelman better get the final say on who they are keeping, getting rid of and who they are going after.

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snoozecruiseApr. 27, 1212:29 AM

How smart is Adelman when he says he underestimated what everyone else knew: Rubio's impact on the team? Frankly, I think his time as a good coach has come and gone. He buried players on the bench, didn't play them consistently, subsituted horribly, gave preferential treatment to Love, and he blames the players. As a coach, he's supposed to have the skills to help players progress, and if he doesn't have the interpersonal skills to do that, then he's no better than Rambis. The SOLE reason the Wolves had the success they did this year was due to Rubio and Rubio alone. Period. And Adelman acutally UNDERESTIMATED Rubio's impact on the team!!!!! Absolutely dumbfounding that he would make that statement and even more dumbfounding is that he actually underestimated Rubio's impact!!! Rick, it might be time to hang 'em up, old boy.

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ezekial392Apr. 27, 12 6:04 AM

Rick and staff: see things that the fans do see "day to day". Good practices don't always translate into good play during games. He is right when he say's they need to keep some and get rid of some.

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rzieskeApr. 27, 12 8:10 AM

Kahn had his chance and now let Adelman and his staff houseclean Kahn's mess and add the necessary pieces. I like the idea of a coaching staff that comes in and isn't afraid to make changes with personnel that have not worked out. This is where the Twins lack outside perspective on what needs to be done. Too many Twins Way company guys in a good old boy system.

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MuddyOasisApr. 27, 12 9:30 AM

Snooze - Adelmen buried no one. The players buried themselves. Randolph stinks. Stop bring him up.

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perezmanApr. 27, 12 9:52 AM

Rick, this is the core of the team with their points per game. All of this group have a winning attitude: K.Love 26.0 N.Pekovic 13.9 L.Ridnour 12.1 M.Beasley 11.5 J.Barea 11.3 R.Rubio 10.6 D.Williams 8.8 Of the rest only 2 or 3 deserve to stay with the team. Please trade the rest or terminate them if you do not want a similar year.

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MuddyOasisApr. 27, 1210:00 AM

PPG is such a meaningless stat.

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ranger1873Apr. 27, 1210:31 AM

This winter rekindled my interest in the team. It's too bad there were too many players who folded like a house of cards when adversity hit, but my hope is that Adelman gets his way in getting rid of the dead wood. I saw my first two games in person this year that I've seen since Christian Laettner's rookie year and, in the main, I liked what I saw.

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ballencApr. 27, 1210:42 AM

Beasley has a winning attitude?? He's about as disinterested (and one-dimensional) as we have on this team. Who do you think Barea (and Adelman) are talking about when they say there are people on this team that "don't care"??? It's not Ellington, Tolliver, Williams. And it's far more than that waste of space Darko...it's two very specific players - Beasley and Randolph. God I hope it's sayonara for both of these goofs...their positions and salaries can be used for better purposes.

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goldengoph3rApr. 27, 1212:37 PM

Wes is an enigma; I'm not sure how much more this team can get out of him. Either way, he probably should be cut along with Webster and Ellington. Randolph and Darko are lost causes as well. If Beasley will continue to accept a 6th man role, I'd keep him even though he's set to make over $8M next year. With a solid 2 and an athletic frontcourt player, we should be playoff bound next year.

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