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  • Vikes99ej
    started a poll 2011 NBA Draft Thread

    2011 NBA Draft Thread

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    Enes Kanter
    7.07%
    7
    Perry Jones
    14.14%
    14
    Kyrie Irving
    49.49%
    49
    Harrison Barnes
    19.19%
    19
    Other
    10.10%
    10
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    I don't give a ****, this Wolves season is done, College Basketball has already started and I need something to look forward to. So who are the Wolves going see get taken taken four spots ahead of them with the number one pick in the draft? I'd love to have Irving or Jones on the team.

  • nepg
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    ROFL. The sarcastic "Good luck." at the end...

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  • LTgiants
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    This whole Kings & T-Wolves comparison made me think of this:

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  • nepg
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    Originally posted by raiderz4life View Post
    Also don't like the Divac Love comparison someone made earlier.
    Why not???

    Of course they're not as good...they're a ****** team. They have pieces that could fit into and develop well in an Adelman system, though.

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  • LonghornsLegend
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    I absolutely loved those Kings teams during that stretch, really wish they had won at least 1 ring. Super talented, and they all complimented eachother really well. Having big men like Vlade & Webber who could pass like PG's, along with a roster full of shooters makes for 1 hard team to stop.


    Most people forget Peja was a pretty dominant player at that time. 25 point scorer, 3rd in MVP voting 1 year I believe, and always 1 of the best 3 point shooters in the league.

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  • Raiderz4Life
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    Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
    The T'Wolves aren't close to what the Kings were back in their day. Webber was a top 5 player IMO while he was in his prime and the T'Wolves don't have anything close to that.
    Also don't like the Divac Love comparison someone made earlier.

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  • RaiderNation
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    The T'Wolves aren't close to what the Kings were back in their day. Webber was a top 5 player IMO while he was in his prime and the T'Wolves don't have anything close to that.

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  • Heisman
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    Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
    You need Darko, or somebody, in there to play defense.

    I agree on the whole, however, that the scheme fits will work themselves out if we install the proper offense and Rubio can be an effective distributor.

    I like the Kings comparison, but whereas the Kings had an outside game with Stojakovic, the Wolves have an awful outside game. The best long distance shooters are probably Love and Williams. I think the Wolves need to be more like the Suns under D'Antonio. It's not a recipe to ever win a championship, and this team will always have awful defense as it's constructed now, but there is enough athletic talent to outpace other teams (again, if Rubio is worth anything).

    Kahn was smart to blow the entire thing up and start from scratch. I don't have much faith in him to be able to turn it around, but you can at least see how the pieces are coming together if you squint hard enough.

    Not every team is, or should be, constructed the same way. This team was an awful fit for the triangle, and I think Rambis was actually the worst move Kahn has made so far.
    Shooting is actually one of the Timberwolves strengths. Even a lot of their big men can shoot the 3. Look at the 3P% last year:

    Martell Webster: 41.7%
    Kevin Love: 41.7%
    Michael Beasley: 36.6%
    Derrick Williams: 56.7% (from college, take with boulder of salt)
    Wayne Ellington: 39.7%
    Luke Ridnour: 44.0%
    Anthony Tolliver: 40.9%
    Wes Johnson: 35.6%
    Brad Miller: 37.4%

    That's 9 players with at least 35% from 3-point land, their shooting is fine.

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  • D-Unit
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    Originally posted by descendency View Post
    I know people won't like this, but... lol Gilbert Arenas. He's exactly what I think of when I think of a zero. His teams have always been better without him.

    Westbrook and Marion might be the best players to ever wear a single 0. And that should say something, because most numbers have great players to have worn it.
    Love how people relate the present to equate a player's past and future.

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  • Bosanac01
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    Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
    Gilbert Arenas, Russell Westbrook, Shawn Marion now....
    You are forgetting Jeff Teague.

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  • proshoota25
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    JaJuan Johnson - #12

    E'Twaun Moore- #55

    celts

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  • nepg
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    Originally posted by nobodyinparticular View Post
    The Kings of old were predicated on 3 main things

    1) an ultra athletic big man in the post (Webber)
    2) incredible passers down low, and facilitators all around
    3) outside shooting all around

    The Kings never had a "pure PG" running their team. White Chocolate was super flashy with his passes, but he loved to score as much as anyone and his risky passes led to way too many TOs in relation to his assists. When he was traded for Team Dime, the Kings had a more refined offense but Bibby had better than 5.5 assists once in 6 full seasons in Sactown. That's not to say he couldn't have high assist numbers; just look at his 2 years prior to being to Sacramento and even his first half season in the ATL. It's just that the Kings had two big men who totaled 8 or more assists per game during that time. And Doug Christie was always right behind Bibby in assists per game.

    On the other hand, the Timberwolves have a pass-only PG now and a bunch of guys who can't shoot and can't pass. Adelman is a coach who can change his offense to fit his players, but the Kings of old ran their offense through the high post. You can't do that with this group of Minnesotans. They are more than just shooters away from being the Kings.
    The T-Wolves still have a long way to go, but they have a lot of pieces that fit into an offense like that. Obviously, they don't have a Chris Webber/Lamar Odom type of player (who does?), but Love is a rich man's Vlade Divac (high praise). Rubio would be a great fit in the White Chocolate version of the offense (if Ridnour ends up starting early, he'd do alright in the Bibby role) as he's a much better and smarter player. He's creative, but in a smart way.

    They could definitely afford to overpay for Arron Afflalo, who could be a great fit in that offense at the 2. Stick Williams on the bench to start out...

    1. Rubio/Ridnour/Ellington
    2. *Afflalo/Lee
    3. Wes/Webster
    4. Beasley/Tolliver/Randolph/Williams/Pekovic (they obviously need to trade some bigs)
    5. Love/Miller/Darko

    There are definitely some good trades the T-Wolves could make to get closer to where they'd need to be to run an Adelman offense successfully.

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  • JRTPlaya21
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    Kyrie will be #15 & Tristan is #13.

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  • WMD
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    I would rather make the jersey number my own instead of wearing a number someone else made famous.

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  • descendency
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    Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
    Gilbert Arenas, Russell Westbrook, Shawn Marion now....
    I know people won't like this, but... lol Gilbert Arenas. He's exactly what I think of when I think of a zero. His teams have always been better without him.

    Westbrook and Marion might be the best players to ever wear a single 0. And that should say something, because most numbers have great players to have worn it.

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