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Anyone glad we didn't deal DW?

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Did we make the right choice keeping DW?

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We're still trading him in the summer
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#16 » by NikolaPekovic » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:38 am

i wouldnt mind if we kept him until next years trade deadline.
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Post#17 » by GopherIt! » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:40 am

glad we didn't sell the lad for 50 pence on the pound.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#18 » by Foye » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:25 am

Yes, sir.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#19 » by Basti » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:29 am

While I'm glad he wasn't dealt until now because it would have meant too many minutes for Dante most likely, or someone else having to fill the minutes at the four. On the other hand, either him or Love will have to be dealt sooner or later if Williams keeps improving like he has been. It's just too much value to miss out on.

Not sure whom I'd rather trade, though. There's plenty of reasons to trade Love but he's also the much better player. Either way, though, if Williams keeps improving we should be able to fill out our roster in the off-season nicely.
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Post#20 » by Grits n Gravy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:43 am

yeah i was very happy we kept him. he's been growing a lot lately, especially in being able to make a mid range j instead of forcing the issue on a bad drive.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#21 » by southern wolf » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:45 am

I just can't get my hopes up with D-Will unless he transforms himself into our SF of the future. He plays behind our best player who - despite the storm in a tea cup earlier in the season - isn't going anywhere any time soon. I can't help but think we'll see Williams go back to his sporadic bench role when Love gets back and we'll send him away cheaply in the off-season.
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Post#22 » by Dewey » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:49 pm

Grits n Gravy wrote:yeah i was very happy we kept him. he's been growing a lot lately, especially in being able to make a mid range j instead of forcing the issue on a bad drive.


It was right to hang on to him. The mid-range jumper has caught my eye as well. He is making strides, but still little things like passing and weak-side defense are mediocre at best. If he can adevelop an additional skill each season he might be pretty dang good in his prime NBA years. until then he's going to be gangled for a SG
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#23 » by Devilzsidewalk » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:33 pm

next step is to develop some solid iso offense w/ the dribble facing up or else back to the basket
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#24 » by FinnTheHuman » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:29 pm

I think he just can't get decent minutes. AK will always take minutes at SF and Love will always take minutes at PF.

Budd and Dante are perfect bench players, the amount of minutes they get next to Love and AK are ideal for their quality and for their salaries (Budd will not get a big contract because of the injury).

It's sad that DWill can play on the 2 positions that are best covered on our team.

Also, we will probably get Mozgov-like C in the offseason so C position will also be filled and not give us rotational flexibility (which would enable moving Love on C while DWill playing PF or smth). I will add that the only way I see DWill staying is if we let Pek go, so that Love could be moved at C(like Rick did in beginning of last season) so that DWill can play PF, but I don't think Pek will be moved.

I say rest AK, Pek and Love a lot this season while giving DWill time to raise his value, and then trade him in the offseason for a SG starter, and then Shved can play the 6th man role.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#25 » by LordBaldric » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:07 pm

Better to keep him than trade him for total garbage. The window to trade him for something good has long passed. Now if by some chance he breaks out we can reopen that window, or trade Love and keep D-Will.
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Post#26 » by mandurugo » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:01 pm

LordBaldric wrote:Better to keep him than trade him for total garbage. The window to trade him for something good has long passed. Now if by some chance he breaks out we can reopen that window, or trade Love and keep D-Will.


That's about the size of it. He's a PF, dreaming he'll become a SF isn't in the cards I think.
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Post#27 » by Devilzsidewalk » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:12 pm

I always wanted to trade him b/c I lost hope in his potential and didn't see any hope of bringing back both AK and Pek w/ Williams on the payroll, both of whom I consider vastly more important to the team.
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Post#28 » by NikolaPekovic » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:16 pm

He is a Stretch 4. lets face t,
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Post#29 » by Devilzsidewalk » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:24 pm

i'm facing it. His potential is Larry Johnson post surgery.
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Post#30 » by Mattya » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:42 pm

I think his potential is Rashard Lewis.
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Post#31 » by jfg » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:34 pm

I love how they aren't just letting him be a power forward while Love's out. He's no longer driving to the basket when he has an easy jump shot. That's going to be his game, and if so we have a solid SF. As long as he doesn't regress out of it and go back to his old ways. He's not a PF, he's a terrible PF. He doesn't finish well, he doesn't have a post game, he can't guard other power forwards. I always thought he'd develop into a good PF and that SF would never work, but I'm beginning to believe the opposite. That said, if we want a SG in the offseason, he's going to have to be a part of that trade.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#32 » by Tekkenlaw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:03 pm

His main issue has been consistency and he's becoming more consistent, it's a no brainer to keep him in my opinion, in fact I'd say the Wolves future is mostly dependent on D-Will living up to his draft status which I think is likely at this point.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#33 » by moss_is_1 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:12 am

I think next year will be the make or break year. Look at how Larry Sanders has turned into a great defender after looking like crap his 1st 2 years...Hopefully something will just click with D-will.
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Post#34 » by NikolaPekovic » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:41 am

Playing with ricky has given him alot of confidence.
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Re: Anyone glad we didn't deal DW? 

Post#35 » by theGreatRC » Mon Mar 4, 2013 4:24 am

D-Will looks so great these past 6-7 games. He's so confident.
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