The NBA season is upon us Wolves’ fans! With that in mind, we have put together an internal roundtable discussion on several hot topics with the 2014-15 Timberwolves. As we look towards the season ahead, which Wolves’ players will make the leap, how will the rookies do, what are we looking forward to the most, and similar topics are all covered below by the Timberpups staff for the coming season!
With our #EyesOnTheRise, here are a number of questions that we passed along to one another to collect opinions and thoughts.
Question 1: What Wolves player are you most excited about as we enter the season?
John: I’m most excited, maybe intrigued, by what Zach LaVine can bring to the table. Will he be able to effectively play both guard positions? Will he continue to progress throughout the season? How mentally tough is he as the season wears on and the losses likely start to pile up? He has all of the athletic talent in the world, as we have already seen. I want to see him run both guard positions, getting different looks alongside Rubio, Martin, and Brewer.
Lindsey: I’m most excited by Andrew Wiggins. I’ll admit that along with excitement also comes some anxiety. Having the No. 1 draft pick is awesome, as there is so much anticipation and enthusiasm surrounding him. However, it also means that we haven’t seen him prove himself in the big leagues yet. How will he do in the transition from college to the NBA? How will he mesh with Flip and his offensive schemes? My gut feeling is that he will be more-than-ready for pro action and will immediately improve our scoring and speed on the court.
Josh: As a whole, I’m excited about seeing the youth of the team grow. If I had to pick one that I’m most excited about, though, it would be Wiggins. Through two preseason games, he already seems to be NBA ready, especially on the defensive end. He seems to be a great listener and is willing to take advice from teammates and coaches. Watching his develop should be enough to keep Wolves fans entertained even if they do end up well outside the playoff picture. [Read more...]