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    Wolves vs Pels

    Lots of injured players out for N.O. tonight. No excuses for the guys tonight. Excited to see how Lance is used and plays.


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    Good aggressive play by Rubio so far attacking the basket.


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    40 pt qtr for the guys to lead by 12. KAT 19 and 5 in the 1st qtr.


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    We continue to play bad defense without Zach too. Pels 33 of 54 field.


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    Gorgui Dieng is a walking mismatch.


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    9 bench points for the entire game is unacceptable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Z0r View Post
    9 bench points for the entire game is unacceptable.
    Letting one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA shoot 60% for a game is probably worse.

    The defensive effort in this game from everyone was disgustingly poor.
    Inching back towards the wagon...slowly...


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Country Club View Post
    Letting one of the worst shooting teams in the NBA shoot 60% for a game is probably worse.

    The defensive effort in this game from everyone was disgustingly poor.
    Yes possibly the worst I've seen this year. They really need a veteran out there just to direct things on defense. The young guys just keep getting lost or are a step too slow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stlouiswolf View Post
    Yes possibly the worst I've seen this year. They really need a veteran out there just to direct things on defense. The young guys just keep getting lost or are a step too slow.
    The young guys looked really tired at the end. KAT especially so. We don't communicate on defense, defend the perimeter or want it more inside except maybe for KAT. When is Thibs going to try someone else at PF? Is there a D league PF that anyone is high on that we can look at?

    Thibs commented on Dunn...."“Practice is a lot different than a game; that’s the big thing,” Thibodeau said. “It’s his hand, not his legs, so he can run around and do stuff like that. That part is good. Once he’s comfortable enough to do all the things that are necessary for him to play, he’ll play.”

    It’s likely not a coincidence that the Wolves’ defense has suffered in Dunn’s absence. He wouldn’t have fixed everything, but he certainly could have helped.

    “He’s come into the league, like, way ahead in terms of defense,” Thibodeau said. “He’s got a lot of toughness. He’s an excellent defensive player already, and he’s only going to get better as time goes on.

    “He’s got great instincts, reads the ball well, great anticipation, great feet. He challenges shots well, he rebounds the ball, he does a little bit of everything, and he can guard multiple positions.”

    It sure doesn't sound like he'll move Dunn anytime soon. Sounds like he's here to stay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick K View Post
    The young guys looked really tired at the end. KAT especially so. We don't communicate on defense, defend the perimeter or want it more inside except maybe for KAT. When is Thibs going to try someone else at PF? Is there a D league PF that anyone is high on that we can look at?

    Thibs commented on Dunn...."“Practice is a lot different than a game; that’s the big thing,” Thibodeau said. “It’s his hand, not his legs, so he can run around and do stuff like that. That part is good. Once he’s comfortable enough to do all the things that are necessary for him to play, he’ll play.”

    It’s likely not a coincidence that the Wolves’ defense has suffered in Dunn’s absence. He wouldn’t have fixed everything, but he certainly could have helped.

    “He’s come into the league, like, way ahead in terms of defense,” Thibodeau said. “He’s got a lot of toughness. He’s an excellent defensive player already, and he’s only going to get better as time goes on.

    “He’s got great instincts, reads the ball well, great anticipation, great feet. He challenges shots well, he rebounds the ball, he does a little bit of everything, and he can guard multiple positions.”

    It sure doesn't sound like he'll move Dunn anytime soon. Sounds like he's here to stay.
    I don't think anyone denies that Dunn has defensive chops. He does. And Thibs is right, he's way ahead of where most rookies are defensively. That said, for as good as he is defensively, he's essentially unplayable right now offensively. He's shooting 37/27/58 (FG/3pt/FT%) and has absolutely no clue how to run an offense. By ORPM, he's 85th offensively out of 86 PGs in the league. Yes, he's a rookie, but there are some significant knocks against him as far as him being able to make large strides offensively. His age, poor FT shooting and lack of "feel" for the game that many PGs possess don't bode well for a projection of him becoming an adequate offensive player. For as much is made of how a team can't win with a guy like Rubio at PG, can a team win a title with Tony Allen at PG? For as poor as Ricky shoots/finishes, he's at least always been able to run an offense and set up his teammates.

    Thibs is obviously head over heels for the guy. I just hope that attachment doesn't create a gaping hole at PG in a few years when Rubio has been traded and we've passed on PGs in the draft only to find out that Dunn really isn't the solution.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dschroeder01 View Post
    I don't think anyone denies that Dunn has defensive chops. He does. And Thibs is right, he's way ahead of where most rookies are defensively. That said, for as good as he is defensively, he's essentially unplayable right now offensively. He's shooting 37/27/58 (FG/3pt/FT%) and has absolutely no clue how to run an offense. By ORPM, he's 85th offensively out of 86 PGs in the league. Yes, he's a rookie, but there are some significant knocks against him as far as him being able to make large strides offensively. His age, poor FT shooting and lack of "feel" for the game that many PGs possess don't bode well for a projection of him becoming an adequate offensive player. For as much is made of how a team can't win with a guy like Rubio at PG, can a team win a title with Tony Allen at PG? For as poor as Ricky shoots/finishes, he's at least always been able to run an offense and set up his teammates.

    Thibs is obviously head over heels for the guy. I just hope that attachment doesn't create a gaping hole at PG in a few years when Rubio has been traded and we've passed on PGs in the draft only to find out that Dunn really isn't the solution.
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