Wolves still not protecting the basket

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 15, 2013 - 11:48 PM

MEMPHIS – On Friday in San Antonio, Spurs guards Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili attacked the basket with impunity and produced a fourth-quarter comeback victory over the Timberwolves.

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NhdanDec. 16, 13 9:07 AM

I think of a lot of the Wolves second unit's scoring issues is on J.J. Barea. I think that Flip needs to find a point guard/ball handler to run it. At this point, I don't see how inserting the rookies into the second unit would make it any worse. Against the Spurs Friday night Barea was a -13 and Cunningham was a minus -16. I wonder if Terrell Brandon is in any shape?

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snoozecruise1Dec. 16, 13 2:33 PM

Love got his first foul against Memphis midway through the fourth quarter. He should commit two fouls per game on guys walking in for layups. Nothing dirty--just send them to the line. IMO, he should have four fouls by the start of the fourth quarter just about every game until the team figures out a non-fouling strategy. Same for our other big guys--Dante, et al.

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metaltesterDec. 16, 13 3:57 PM

rotate the 2nd unit with a mix of the starters instead of one group of 5 for a whole new group of 5...maybe the drop off would be less? Try Dieng for Pek while keeping rest of the starters in...there should be no huge drop off of offense.

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Jakein08Dec. 16, 13 6:14 PM

I agree with metaltester, and get our rookies some PT. We will need more from the bench as the season progresses.

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minfan2Dec. 16, 13 6:39 PM

..metaltester... You are right about the "rotation". Bringing a group at the same time and pulling almost all the starters is a weird way to integrate the subs into the game and causes huge swings .. But its the way Adleman does business. Never saw another coach use this approach. Im not a big fan of this system.

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