New place, but faces are familiar to Budinger

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 19, 2012 - 7:36 AM
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zebmuasSep. 18, 1210:04 PM

Whoa! The Wolves are putting together a better *NSYNC cast for some serious "Tearin' Up My Heart" performance!

efsouhanSep. 19, 12 9:54 AM

I find it bothersome that Love isn't here practicing with these guys. With nearly every offensive possession running through him, wouldn't it be extremely beneficial to get in as much practice time with your new teammates as possible? In my opinion, Love now has no right to complain about the success or lackthereof of this team, no matter how well his individual numbers are this season. If he scores 50 points, but has zero assists and lets his man score on the fast break because he's at the other end of the court with his arms in the air complaining to the refs, and the team loses, those 50 points don't really matter much, do they? Have fun defending your 3-point champion title...

mandichSep. 19, 1210:15 AM

I am so tired of hearing about harsh Minnesota winters. I have just spent the summer in Houston, and I can tell you, Minnesota's winters are not nearly as bad as Texas' summers. There are 5-10 uncomfortably cold days per year in Minnesota. There are 100+ days in Texas and most of the Southwest where you can not even go outside.

jercoreySep. 19, 1210:44 AM

@efsouhan: I don't think we should worry about Love. With is Olympic practices, exhibition games, and Olympic tournament, he's played more ball this off season than any of his teammates. He'll be here in time to make things click.

stjonswartSep. 19, 1211:50 AM

I can't wait to watch Rubio throw alley oops to Buds. This team should be sooo much fun this season. Let's just pray Rubio and Roy can stay healthy. Those 2 guys and their knees are the keys.

azviking101Sep. 19, 12 5:45 PM

@mandich I totally agree. I now live in AZ and every day of the summer is unbearable. Every day, it's at least 110 degrees and you can't do anything outside except swim.

efsouhanSep. 19, 1211:03 PM

jercorey- It's not the amount of basketball that bothers me, it's with whom he's playing (Kirilenko and Shved have played the same amount as members of an Olympic team), and the way he runs his mouth (and Twitter). Complaining before the Olympics even started that he's the only one who hasn't reached the playoffs is unacceptable, again in my own opinion. Last year left us all with very high hopes before Rubio's injury, and I think we can all agree that without a lockout-shortened season this team would have been even better. This season Love is presented with the opportunity to be the centerpiece of an offense with so many and varying talents, and yet he's not here to practice with them as much as he can. Don't get me wrong, I understand he's played a lot, and I also understand that NBA players have their own lives like the rest of us. Is he spending time with his family, girlfriend, closest friends, a sick relative? Perhaps. If that's the case, fair enough, but I stand by my point that I hope we don't hear him complaining down the road about missing the playoffs.

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