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(D)raft Day-The Race for the Pick: Utah vs Phx game day/thread

Today is it ladies and gentlemen. The game between Utah and Phoenix at 10:30 EST, which will be televised on TNT, WILL DETERMINE which team goes to the playoffs. With San Antonio clinching the...

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Part 2 of bsg007's report from the front row at Oracle Arena

These are the pictures I promised you would accompany this post. The truth is they are not great as the majority of them were taken prior to the game. During the game I was largely unable to use...

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Scenes from an Oakland Restaurant; bsg007 from the front row at Oracle Arena

I purchased two tickets in the row directly behind the Wolves bench. I did so for numerous reasons including my desire to see Ricky, Kevin, Rick Adelman and Nikola. Another huge reason I bought...

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rising stars unofficial game thread

I don't know how many of you are watching, but here's the game thread. I will obviously be there. Here's extra words now to make this a viable fan post. rising stars rising stars rising stars...

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Where are you calling from?

Today, Action created a fanpost calling all California fans. A couple of weeks ago a similar Chicago post was sent out. I live in Sunnyvale, California, and I would love to catch Wolves games...

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The Tracks Of My Tears (Report Card for MN Versus Atlanta)

I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the different styles CHers have used to write the Wolves report cards. They inspired me to break my from my normal monotony and add some inflection to...

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What is your canis hoopus frequency? (poll)

I really liked nextmove's recent fanpost where he asks us to justify our CH handles. I, like nextmove, was ruminating on something that is not necessarily basketball related. It occurred to me...

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Report Card for Game 5 (MN vs San Antonio)

Game 5: MN 106 San Antonio 94 The San Antonio game was wonderful to watch. There are a lot of high grades to hand out today as many players played their best game of the season today. ...

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Report Card for Game 4 (MN vs Dallas)

Game 4: 99-82 It feels a little strange writing one of these after a win. Again, I will not be providing any overall game analysis as I defer to the experts. This is designed to provide a player...

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Report card for game 3 (MN vs Miami)

Game 3: Miami 103 MN 101 This was a heartbreaking game for Wolves fans to watch. I will not provide a game analysis as I will leave that to the experts (SnP, Oceanary, etc.). For those that read...

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Wolves report card for the Milwaukee game

Game 2: Milwaukee 98 Minnesota 95 The Wolves made mistakes that were hard to fathom and RA must have been dumbfounded watching this game. Accordingly, I'm tempted to just fail everyone on the...

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Inaugural Timberwolves Report Cards

Writers at ESPN.com gave grades to the Miami Heat players for every game they played last year. I felt it would be fun to do the same thing with the Wolves. In fact, I was hoping this could...

Mark Cuban demonstrates how the new CBA will impact the approach of numerous NBA teams.

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Mark Cuban begins his letter by saying, "If this were the old CBA rules, we probably would have kept everyone together...." This letter from Cuban is illustrative of how the new CBA impacts the NBA landscape. Oh... and if you haven't heard yet... Dwight Howard just declared his desire to be traded to the New Jersey Nets who are offering Brooke Lopez and two first round draft picks in return. For what it is worth I would think Orlando could do much better for Howard. Lastly, Kurt Rambis made his first appearance on Sportscenter tonight as ESPNs newly minted basketball analyst. It should be interesting listening to him critique Timberwolves games and/or free agency/trade transactions.

The Dan Gilbert Letter that Nixed the Chris Paul Trade?

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The letter begins, "It would be a travesty to allow the Lakers to acquire Chris Paul..." It ends by asking, "When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?" Suffice it to say this letter is a must read!!! I will also be posting a letter written by Mark Cuban on his approach to this offseason which sheds light on how the new CBA will change the approach of numerous NBA teams.

The ultimatum set forth by owners

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The owners are now offering 51% BRI which was initially rejected by the players. However, Stern is leaving the offer on the table until Wednesday, after which the owner's will reduce their offer to 47% BRI and add a flex cap. This is as close to an ultimatum as it gets from my perspective. If the players reject this offer I think the season will fall by the wayside. Update: Another article posted shortly after this one indicates the player's union leadership will not even present the owner's proposal to the players for consideration. It seems to me that Jeffrey Kessler, the union's attorney, is truly detrimental to this process, but I am guessing this is a matter of perspective. Regardless, as it stands now, if I were a betting man I would wager there will be no season.

Games cancelled through November 30

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This is why I now have a "believe it when I see it" approach with these preposterous negotiations. I am excited for this season, but I may bail on the NBA entirely out of principle if this continues just as I did with MLB after the strike in 1994.

Adelman on Rubio (kind of)

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Reasons for why Rubio will be better under Adelman than people are predicting. Although it is written by Rick Bucher, this is a fairly good read as it essentially entails Bucher quoting Adelman.

New deal with Adelman is 4 years, 20 million dollars (this link is broken; the article is posted below)

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The link above is broken so I took the liberty of posting the article here. It was written by Ray Richardson and Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press. Rick Adelman, apparently not ready to retire or put his longtime NBA coaching career on hiatus, has agreed in principle to become the Timberwolves' new coach, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Adelman, 65, has yet to sign a contract, but the source confirmed that the 20-year coaching veteran will replace Kurt Rambis, who was fired in July after two disappointing seasons. The deal will pay Adelman $20 million over four years, and it is expected to be guaranteed during the NBA lockout. Adelman, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and team president of basketball operations David Kahn were unavailable for comment. Wolves forward Kevin Love, who two years ago broke the news on Twitter that Kevin McHale would not return as the team's coach after the 2008-09 season, revealed on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that Adelman's hiring appeared to be imminent. "He brings instant credibility to our team," Love said Monday night by phone from Los Angeles. "Now we have somebody who has been there and done that. I'm excited. It's a long time coming for us to get a coach with his background. You always see his teams winning, and that is first and foremost with me." Adelman, who has coached in 16 NBA playoffs with four teams, was available after the Houston Rockets decided not to renew his four-year contract, which expired after the 2010-11 season. Adelman failed to lead the Rockets to the playoffs the past two seasons, and the Rockets hired McHale to replace him. Adelman becomes the 11th coach in the Wolves' 22-year history and fifth since former coach Flip Saunders was fired in 2005. The new coach arrives with an impressive track record. Adelman took Portland to the NBA Finals in 1990 and 1992 and has been to four Western Conference finals - three with Portland and one with Sacramento. Adelman's career record of 945-616 (.605) ranks eighth on the NBA's all-time victories list. A month ago, Adelman told reporters at a golf outing near his Portland, Ore., home that he was planning to sit out the 2011-12 season to spend more time with his family. Taylor and Kahn were able to convince Adelman to change his mind, ending a search that started after Rambis was fired July 12 with a two-year record of 32-132. Adelman will not formally be introduced as the Wolves' new coach until he signs a contract. He had a four-year deal with the Rockets worth $16 million. He takes over a young team that finished last season with the NBA's worst record (17-65). Guard Luke Ridnour, who turns 32 in February, is the only player on the Wolves' roster older than 26. Adelman is prohibited from contacting Wolves players because of the NBA lockout, which has put the 2011-12 season in jeopardy. "It will be interesting to see how we adapt and grow," Love said. "We're still a young and growing team. When it comes down to a two-minute game, I know we'll have a chance to win." Adelman is already familiar with Love, who led the league in rebounding last season and made the all-star team. Love played with Adelman's son, Patrick, at Lake Oswego High School in suburban Portland. Adelman was a frequent visitor to Lake Oswego games and got to know Love's father, Stan, a former NBA player. Stan Love said Adelman is a "tremendous hire" for the Wolves. "He'll be a tremendous asset for that team," Stan Love said. "He's exactly what the Wolves need to get things going." Turning the Wolves around could be Adelman's toughest challenge. The team has not made the Western Conference playoffs since 2004 - the year Adelman's Sacramento Kings lost a seven-game series to the Wolves in the conference semifinals. Adelman has had only three losing seasons in his career, two at Golden State (1994-96) and one at Portland in 1988-89. He was 14-21 in the final 35 games of that season after coach Mike Schuler was fired but led the Trail Blazers to the playoffs. Adelman is expected to offer jobs to his former Rockets assistants: Jack Sikma, Elston Turner, T.R. Dunn and R.J. Adelman, Adelman's son. Three of Rambis' assistants - Dave Wohl, Bill Laimbeer and Reggie Theus - have a year remaining on their contracts but are not expected to be retained. Another Wolves assistant, J.B. Bickerstaff, joined McHale with the Rockets. Darrick Martin's one-year deal expired after last season.

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The five stages of grief...

The five stages of grief in the Kubler-Ross model are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Ordinarily, a grieving person experiences these sentiments in a chronological order that...

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