Preseason's over; now what for the Timberwolves?

  • Article by: Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 27, 2013 - 12:30 AM

Here’s what we know — and don’t know — from a month preparing these remade Wolves for a season in which they intend to make the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

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snoozecruise1Oct. 27, 1312:58 AM

Should be interesting. I don't think Adelman's system is the right one for either Brewer or Williams, both of whom would thrive on a team that runs. Big concerns about the interior defense, especially Love's willingness or lack thereof to get back on defense. He seems to loathe running from the offensive basket to the defensive basket, whereas when he's headed the other way...Granted, running from basket to basket is a longer run than the guards usually have, but hey, the Wolves' defensive success, IMO, depends upon what Love brings to that end of the floor--and how many times he actually makes the trip. I only saw one preseason game, and Love looked much more committed than in the past. I hope Adelman will pull any player who isn't committed to defense on any given night and put in someone who is. Then put the pulled player back in and see if he picks it up. No favorites. Just accountability from everyone.

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hjlazniOct. 27, 1310:34 AM

The Wolves did not fix their problems; getting beat by the other teams bigs. They let go one of the best small forwards in the league Krilenko although Loves new slim figure and desire to shoot threes makes him more of a small forward and will be a 18/9 guy with no more 30/30 games. They traded Burke and Ridnoir and have no back up point guards when Rubio is not playing, No folks, Barea is a shooting guard and not a point guard. Martin will shoot the ball a lot and be the Wolves leading scorer. Adelman will present a team that will try to outscore the other team every night, which is hard to do. This is a .500 team with guys proven to be prone to injury that has to hope the guy from Louisville can surprise and defend the rim and Shved can totally turn his career around to substitute for Rubio and Love and Williams can effectively share the 3 and 4 spots. Likely, Charmichael will take the 3 spot and they will keep Williams around because the team is injury prone

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miquelaymaOct. 28, 13 6:19 AM

I guess we're gonna have a great team, just trust them.

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applejeffOct. 28, 13 5:09 PM

Charmichael?

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