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Ant out indefinitely- Ankle 

Post#1 » by moss_is_1 » Sat Mar 18, 2023 10:21 pm

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Such a huge blow. Wolves just have the worst possible luck. We need so many guys to step up, and KAT to hit the ground running whenever he comes back. Such a disappointing season.
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Post#2 » by Calinks » Sat Mar 18, 2023 11:40 pm

Yea we are in massive toruble. We already got scoring issues with Ant. I think our best bet at success now is to grind out some tough wins with fantastic defensive efforts. we have no real go-to scorers anymore this will have to be a team effort every night. Those losses against winnable teams and the crazy high number (like 18) blown games after leading in the first half are going to haunt us tremendously. If we won 5 of those blown games we would be enjoying a really nice cushion. We blew it all season now its time to pay the price.
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Post#3 » by Guest84 » Yesterday 1:22 am

I could see a minimum of a 9 game losing streak without Ant possibly more…
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Post#4 » by Note30 » Yesterday 3:25 am

Damn. This **** sucks. Ant was legit the only player I've liked this entire year besides maybe Slo-Mo.

He is the only one who can really do anything worth a damn on offense.

Damn shame. Hope he recovers soon.
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Post#5 » by PharmD » Yesterday 4:19 am

Note30 wrote:Damn. This **** sucks. Ant was legit the only player I've liked this entire year besides maybe Slo-Mo.

He is the only one who can really do anything worth a damn on offense.

Damn shame. Hope he recovers soon.

I like Conley. Conley is someone i don't dislike. And NAW.

I'm with ya tho. This franchise seems to go out of its way to get rid of my favorite players.
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Post#6 » by younggunsmn » Yesterday 4:23 am

We are absolutely fn done. I could see us losing the rest of our games.
We were in trouble WITH Ant healthy losing 5 in a row at home.
Only thing left now is to wait for Utah to hit the lottery with our pick.

We are the worst franchise in professional sports and we deserve it making a historically awful trade and getting rid of all our quality depth. The west is the definition of mediocre this year and we are absolute doggy doo we should be a minimum of 10 over .500 even without KAT we got 70 games from Ant. Get ANT healthy he is the franchise.

Get rid of Connelly and anyone who was a yes on the Gobert trade I dont care if he is owed 30 million, I don't want anyone who was this horribly wrong about such a big decision involved in any decisions moving forward including evaluating if Finch is the right coach for this team after dropping so many winnable games this year in such spectacular fashion.
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Post#7 » by Note30 » Yesterday 5:11 am

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Note30 wrote:Damn. This **** sucks. Ant was legit the only player I've liked this entire year besides maybe Slo-Mo.

He is the only one who can really do anything worth a damn on offense.

Damn shame. Hope he recovers soon.

I like Conley. Conley is someone i don't dislike. And NAW.

I'm with ya tho. This franchise seems to go out of its way to get rid of my favorite players.


Sure they are fine, I mean I don't dislike Jaden either. Hell I don't think I dislike any particular player, but Ant is the only one I can root for.

See you still got good ol Ricky as your avatar.
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Post#8 » by TwolvesFanRome » Yesterday 8:32 am

The last stone over a nightmare season..
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Post#9 » by PharmD » Yesterday 8:38 am

Note30 wrote:
PharmD wrote:
Note30 wrote:Damn. This **** sucks. Ant was legit the only player I've liked this entire year besides maybe Slo-Mo.

He is the only one who can really do anything worth a damn on offense.

Damn shame. Hope he recovers soon.

I like Conley. Conley is someone i don't dislike. And NAW.

I'm with ya tho. This franchise seems to go out of its way to get rid of my favorite players.


Sure they are fine, I mean I don't dislike Jaden either. Hell I don't think I dislike any particular player, but Ant is the only one I can root for.

See you still got good ol Ricky as your avatar.

Yeah, Ricky. Zach. Corey Brewer. KG. Vando.

I like guys that try hard and show a bit of their heart.
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Post#10 » by minimus » Yesterday 9:55 am

Dear Lord, even Towns whines less after wrong referee calls than some fans.
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Post#11 » by m2002brian » Yesterday 12:35 pm

This “organization” is ****.

Any other player does this and it’s “scheduled to have an MRI the next day”. We get vague details with even more vague return times. Keeping with Ant’s sentiments, we as fans deserve better.
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Post#12 » by shrink » Yesterday 2:37 pm

I am not surprised the Timberwolves have kept it vague.

It’s not just that they are on the road for a back-to-back, and Ant went to Toronto instead of heading back to Minnesota. I think he has a lot of pull with the coaching staff and the organization, and we know he takes pride in being out on the floor. Twice before we’ve seen him back on the court when it would be an obvious call for most coaches to keep him safely on the bench.

Players have some control over hat health information gets out to the public, and I think Ant doesn’t want info out there saying he will definitely miss games. He will likely try to come back early from whatever issue he has, and I don’t think the organization will be able to stop him.
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Post#13 » by Colbinii » Yesterday 3:33 pm

m2002brian wrote:This “organization” is ****.

Any other player does this and it’s “scheduled to have an MRI the next day”. We get vague details with even more vague return times. Keeping with Ant’s sentiments, we as fans deserve better.


So keeping things hush hush is bad? :lol:
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Post#14 » by Mattya » Yesterday 3:43 pm

As a fan, vague and hush hush is bad. It’s been this way for years. Yes as a fan you would like to know how long players are going to be out due to injuries. Every single one on the medical staff should have been fired long ago, but we keep these same people around for multiple failures.
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Post#16 » by moss_is_1 » Yesterday 4:46 pm

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Great news, hopefully he can be effective if he tries gutting it out.
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Post#17 » by shrink » Yesterday 5:57 pm

Hooray! One tweet the next day, and jobs are saved from impatient fans! :wink:
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Post#18 » by Mattya » Yesterday 6:30 pm

shrink wrote:Hooray! One tweet the next day, and jobs are saved from impatient fans! :wink:


No they should still be fired. Considering some of the people have been around since before Kevin Love was drafted is absurd considering the amount of injury blunders and communications they have had.
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Post#19 » by Calinks » Yesterday 6:58 pm

shrink wrote:I am not surprised the Timberwolves have kept it vague.

It’s not just that they are on the road for a back-to-back, and Ant went to Toronto instead of heading back to Minnesota. I think he has a lot of pull with the coaching staff and the organization, and we know he takes pride in being out on the floor. Twice before we’ve seen him back on the court when it would be an obvious call for most coaches to keep him safely on the bench.

Players have some control over hat health information gets out to the public, and I think Ant doesn’t want info out there saying he will definitely miss games. He will likely try to come back early from whatever issue he has, and I don’t think the organization will be able to stop him.

I really want to know how much say players have with this. My brother was ripping Towns to shreds for being coy about his injury, saying it was terrible behavior, etc. I told my brother I think the misinformation is more the teams purview than Towns. Sure KAT could just come out and say whatever but I assumed the team told him to be hush about it. I wonder who is right? If it is Towns (which is not what I believe) then that is kind of messed up keep everyone in the dark, including people in the organization.

Either way, I don't like how we handle injuries because it makes the team or players look bad, like they are toying with the fans. Just be up front and let us know what is going on with injuries. At this point I don't put as much stock as I should into the updates/reports the team puts out.
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Post#20 » by shrink » Yesterday 7:33 pm

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shrink wrote:I am not surprised the Timberwolves have kept it vague.

It’s not just that they are on the road for a back-to-back, and Ant went to Toronto instead of heading back to Minnesota. I think he has a lot of pull with the coaching staff and the organization, and we know he takes pride in being out on the floor. Twice before we’ve seen him back on the court when it would be an obvious call for most coaches to keep him safely on the bench.

Players have some control over hat health information gets out to the public, and I think Ant doesn’t want info out there saying he will definitely miss games. He will likely try to come back early from whatever issue he has, and I don’t think the organization will be able to stop him.

I really want to know how much say players have with this. My brother was ripping Towns to shreds for being coy about his injury, saying it was terrible behavior, etc. I told my brother I think the misinformation is more the teams purview than Towns. Sure KAT could just come out and say whatever but I assumed the team told him to be hush about it. I wonder who is right? If it is Towns (which is not what I believe) then that is kind of messed up keep everyone in the dark, including people in the organization.

Either way, I don't like how we handle injuries because it makes the team or players look bad, like they are toying with the fans. Just be up front and let us know what is going on with injuries. At this point I don't put as much stock as I should into the updates/reports the team puts out.

I hope someone weighs in that knows more on the responsibility for NBA teams to report player injuries, especially since they court gambling, versus the individual’s right to privacy over his health information. I will say that, in general, employers have some responsibility to respect an employers privacy. If I ran a cafe, and a server called me to say she couldn’t work because of an illness or injury, I couldn’t tell her regulars why she wasn’t there, and I certainly couldn’t tell a reporter. Sometimes as fans, we don’t see players as people or employees, but they often have the same protections as we do in our less glamorous jobs.

That said, if someone knows more what this boundary is for NBA teams, I hope they post.

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