Flip1

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  • joined Oct 12, 2009
  • last login Nov 03, 2013
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Posting Issues

Is anyone having trouble replying on posts or fanshots? The keystrokes are delayed for me the last few days and I have to type something in word and cut and paste otherwise it takes three, four, or...

Hibbert and 15 for 2?

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"With an eye on drafting Arizona’s Derrick Williams, the Indiana Pacers have discussed a package including center Roy Hibbert(notes) and the 15th pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ second overall pick, league sources said. Nevertheless, the overture hasn’t gained traction in Minnesota. …"

Rubio to sign within a month?

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Paper cites his regression in development this year

Kahn says he is returning to Wolves, mum on Rambis

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When will Kurt get fired? At the beginning of the year I didn't think there would be any chance he would get fired after this season. now? It seems the Wolves organization is questioning his abilities.

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Where Flops Happen

Chris Bosh Flop vs Chicago Bulls 2/24/11 (via chicitysports23) I've played basketball for 30+ years so I understand this isn't exactly new, but the subject of flopping has come up quite a bit...

Brewer to sign with the Mavs

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Free-agent swingman Corey Brewer is closing in on a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources briefed on the discussions. Brewer was pursued by several teams after negotiating his release Monday from the New York Knicks, but sources said that the Mavericks have offered a multiyear deal to Brewer that starts in the $2 million range. Brewer was taken No. 7 overall in the 2007 draft by Minnesota and bought out earlier this week by the Knicks. He's expected to land a three-year deal worth between $7 million and $8 million with the Mavericks and will join the recently signed Peja Stojakovic to fill the void created by the loss of Caron Butler, who suffered a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 1

Wizards' John Wall has a bit of Marbury in him, Flip Saunders says

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Flip's take on Starbury leaving. Fifteen years ago, Flip Saunders was coaching the Timberwolves, and he had a dynamic rookie point guard named Stephon Marbury. Today, Saunders is in a similar situation as the Washington Wizards' coach with John Wall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. The trip down memory lane, aided by the Wizards' visit to Target Center on Thursday night to play the Wolves, reminded Saunders of the contrasts and similarities between Marbury and Wall. "Both have that competitive fire, but Steph was more of a scoring point guard first than a passer," Saunders said. "Steph was such a great shooter. John is more of a passer first. He'd rather look for the assist. He only looks to score when he thinks he has to." Wall, who had 14 points and 10 assists against the Wolves on Thursday night, is second in scoring among NBA rookies with a 15.6 average (Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is averaging 21.8). Wall leads all rookies with 8.9 assists, which ranks sixth overall in the league. Saunders developed a lasting relationship with Marbury, and he believes he's doing the same with Wall. Saunders said Wall is "very receptive" to learning and that the two often text each other late at night after games. "He tells me don't be afraid to stay on him if I have to," Saunders said of Wall. Saunders wishes Marbury had been as receptive. In Marbury's third season with the Wolves, he told Saunders he wanted to be traded because he had no intention of signing a long-term contract with the Wolves. Saunders remembers trying to change Marbury's mind so that Saunders, Marbury and Kevin Garnett could build "something special" with the Wolves. The Wolves ended up trading Marbury to New Jersey on March 11, 1999, in a three-team deal that brought Terrell Brandon from Cleveland. "I told Steph, 'In 15 years, one day you, me and K.G. will be sitting down talking and we'll all say it was the worst mistake ever made,' " Saunders said. "I really believe that if Steph had stayed here, he would have had a great career."

Stoudemire tries to recruit Anthony

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I thought the interesting part for the Wolves could be that Denver is allegedly shopping Devin Harris before this trade is even in place. A forth team or separate trade seems to be a real possibility with Denver's chaotic trade behavior.

New Year's Resolutions For Four Struggling NBA Franchises

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Minnesota Timberwolves, 8-25, 14th in Western Conference Resolution: Add a bona fide shooting guard For better or worse, Minnesota's invested almost $34 million in Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic over the next four seasons, according to ShamSports.com, so it's set at center. Kevin Love deserves All-Star consideration for his eye-popping productivity across the board at power forward. The offensive freedom coach Kurt Rambis afforded Michael Beasley at small forward has revitalized the third-year player's flagging career. Veteran Luke Ridnour and sophomore Jonny Flynn are simply filling in for Ricky Rubio until the Spanish sensation can join the team. Indeed, shooting guard is the only long-term hole in this team. But it's a hole in the present as well. Wayne Ellington is the only natural two-guard on the roster at present, and he stands at just 6-foot-4, making him more of a specialist. The Timberwolves are fairly well stocked for the future, but need to add a wing presence who can at least defend opposing shooting guards without hurting the team on offense. Corey Brewer satisfies the former condition, but certainly not the latter. Now in his fourth season, Brewer is averaging career-worst 36.3 percent shooting, which makes him a tremendous liability on offense, one whom opposing defenses can ignore in order to apply pressure elsewhere.

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Bench Sit

I was invited to a bench sit to the Timberwolves Game last night by the team’s social medial marketing group. The invite included two tickets and I brought my 10 year old son to the game.

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Super bench concept sucks

I was looking at the Wolves stats and one thing that jumped out was that they don't have one player with 30 plus mintes per game. They also have 8 guys that are getting 20 or more minutes.

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What Jersey Should I buy for My 10 Year Old Boy?

I am going to the game tomorrow and my son asked if he could stay home because he didn't know any of the players and wasn't interested in the Wolves unless he knew a player that he could follow....

Wizards get a reminder in Turkey of past two drafts

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the Wolves may be on the other end of a bad trade - say it aint so.

OKC's Krstic showing off his international sportsmanship.

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OKC's Krstic showing off his international sportsmanship.

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MN vs NJ Roster

John Doe wrote the following in a separate FanPost and I agree with his analysis with the exception of Beasley < Murphy:

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Kelly Dwyer's PG Rankings

  In a busy news day (with #4 back on the team and the Twin's walk off win last night) I read the point guard rankings that Kelly Dwyer laid out on Ball Don't Lie. I was surprised that Flynn...

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10 Year Old BBall Player

Story from Yahoo.com. Is it too early to sign this kid up? Check out the video. It stated the kid is 5'1" but he looks like a midget next to the other boys. My boy is 10 and he is average in...

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Thabeet to the D League

Number 2 overall to the D league. Wow - I wouldn't label him as a total bust right now because he is so young, but that is a big step down. I was terrified that the Wolves would take this guy in...

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