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Post#151 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 7:02 am by Grits n Gravy

great win nuggets announcers were highly annoying bitching the whole game....they just said to end the game "sad thing for me.....is i don't think minnesota's very good" bitter much?....really pleased with the way dw is progressing, watched him closely all game and he's really impressing me with his rotations and all around effort...i truly can't wait to see him with ricky rather than jj. clutch play by jj and luke, there's no one on this team who i hate more and love seconds later more than jj...he can have me pulling my hair out one possession/game and loving him the next. hope klove is ok, he's been pissing us all off in the worst way lately but we need him and he will surely pull it together eventually...give him a solid amount of time off, get rid of some of the excess baggage and shot 1000 shots a day and come back for the stretch run.
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Post#152 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 7:49 am by Dewey

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Dual wrote:Love needs time to put his body and his mind ready to play. I say, give him a couple of weeks of the court to work on his conditioning.


Off the court? How can he work on his conditioning when he's not playing in games? You get into game shape by playing games. Unfortunately for him, he's suffered set back after set back and can't get into a rhythm. Rubio isn't in shape either you know


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Post#153 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 8:49 am by Worm Guts

Love hasn't had a whole lot of opportunity to get out of shape, he was playing in the Olympics all summer. I guess if he wasn't working at all when he was out with the broke hand, but ultimately it seems like Love has to work a lot harder to stay in shape than your average NBA player.
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Post#154 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 8:51 am by Worm Guts

I think Love just needs to take a step back from the superstar mentality, play more like the hustle player he was a few years back until finds his shot.
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Post#155 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 8:53 am by Basti

southern wolf wrote:JJ Barea deserves more credit tonight. He was huge in the last quarter.


:nod:

Come to think of it, I remember him being much more of a game changer than last year. Also, although I'm not totally sure about that, it feels like he has won or brought us back into much more games than he helped the other team with errand shots and turnovers.
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Post#156 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 8:58 am by TMo519

The way Love is shooting right now, of course the team plays better without him on the floor. You have a guy shooting like 30% taking like 18-20 shots a game, your offense (and in turn, leading to more broken defense off missed shots) is going to suffer. Adelman's trying to get him going, running stuff for him and all that, but at the same time we're doing that, it's costing us some flow and shots from guys who are actually playing better. There's a very delicate balance here. How much effort should he put into trying to get Love to get his game going (and possibly sacrificing some games) in the hopes that it will pay off later in the season when he and Rubio are hopefully back to playing near their peaks?

On another note, really miss Chase Budinger. I never really thought before the season I'd be saying that, but you just watch this team, and man, he would be SOOOO nice to have on the floor cause of his outside shooting ability and knowledge of the offense from the wing spot.
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Post#157 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 10:01 am by teven_1

When is Chase due back?
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Post#158 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 10:13 am by Swish4

We really do miss Budinger. He's exactly what we need right now.
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Post#159 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 10:43 am by shrink

teven_1 wrote:When is Chase due back?


He hopes to return in March. Mid-March would mean about the last 20 games of the season.
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Post#160 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:26 am by [RCG]

shrink wrote:
teven_1 wrote:When is Chase due back?


He hopes to return in March. Mid-March would mean about the last 20 games of the season.


combined with a fully-healthy Rubio and shooting-improved Love means a 20-0 finish! 8-)
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Post#161 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:31 am by Adenusi

Rubio coming back tommorow?
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Post#162 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 11:46 am by Dual

Adenusi wrote:Rubio coming back tommorow?


Yes :wink:
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Post#163 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 12:00 pm by C.lupus

[RCG] wrote:
shrink wrote:
teven_1 wrote:When is Chase due back?


He hopes to return in March. Mid-March would mean about the last 20 games of the season.


combined with a fully-healthy Rubio and shooting-improved Love means a 20-0 finish! 8-)

It will probably take him 20 games to get back in game shape. That just means 16-0 in the post season, though. 8-)
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Post#164 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:05 pm by Klomp

Basti wrote:
southern wolf wrote:JJ Barea deserves more credit tonight. He was huge in the last quarter.


:nod:

Come to think of it, I remember him being much more of a game changer than last year. Also, although I'm not totally sure about that, it feels like he has won or brought us back into much more games than he helped the other team with errand shots and turnovers.

It's amazing how much better someone can play when they're healthy...
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Post#165 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 1:12 pm by theGreatRC

Defensively, Love was always questionable and we've been saying he's a liability on that end of the court.

This year, he's been bad on both sides of the court, so obviously when you have someone playing like trash -- you're going to be a better team once you sweep that junk off the court.

I say we give Love some time to heal and recover; playing through inuries only increases the chances of another, as we are seeing with Love this season.

Dante and D-Will can hold down the fort for now, it feels like they are doing a much better job at time at PF since Love wants to camp out at 3 all day. Dante's mid-range is automatic and D-Will is consistently attacking the rim(His finishes still leave a lot to be a desired)

Losing Love mentally or to another injury isn't worth it in March-April when we're going to need our star the most.
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Post#166 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 3:02 pm by kmgarnett21

The comments on the Wolves' facebook page are hilarious. "Love sucks! Let's release Kevin Love! JJ Barea is way better than Love. JJ Barea needs to start over Rubio! Wolves are way better without Love. Love needs to shut up and focus on playing." blah blah blah.

He's in a slump and is having trouble battling injuries, not to mention having to battle lack of respect from the officials.
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Post#167 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 3:34 pm by C.lupus

Next game it will be "JJ sucks, he's nothing but a chucker", "trade JJ for a bag of chips", "Luke is way better than Barea", Barea couldn't run an offense if his life depended on it".
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Post#168 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 3:49 pm by Krapinsky

kmgarnett21 wrote:The comments on the Wolves' facebook page are hilarious. "Love sucks! Let's release Kevin Love! JJ Barea is way better than Love. JJ Barea needs to start over Rubio! Wolves are way better without Love. Love needs to shut up and focus on playing." blah blah blah.

He's in a slump and is having trouble battling injuries, not to mention having to battle lack of respect from the officials.


You can't honestly believe that. he's got one of the highest FTA rates in the league. If anything, it's Love that doesn't respect the officials, not vice versa.
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Post#169 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 3:54 pm by Mattya

Krapinsky wrote:
kmgarnett21 wrote:The comments on the Wolves' facebook page are hilarious. "Love sucks! Let's release Kevin Love! JJ Barea is way better than Love. JJ Barea needs to start over Rubio! Wolves are way better without Love. Love needs to shut up and focus on playing." blah blah blah.

He's in a slump and is having trouble battling injuries, not to mention having to battle lack of respect from the officials.


You can't honestly believe that. he's got one of the highest FTA rates in the league. If anything, it's Love that doesn't respect the officials, not vice versa.


This, Love gets a lot of respect from the refs. He is obviously in the biggest slump of his career, and it is obviously messing with his head. What he needs to realize that he needs to put his energy into the defensive end. I could live with poor shooting if he didn't play such poor defense.
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Post#170 Re: Wolves vs. Denver Jan 03
Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:10 pm by [RCG]

C.lupus wrote:Next game it will be "JJ sucks, he's nothing but a chucker", "trade JJ for a bag of chips", "Luke is way better than Barea", Barea couldn't run an offense if his life depended on it".


They take turns sucking.
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