Setting the stage:
With the holidays upon us, should we be celebrating the fact that our Timberpups have reached the .500 mark? I have mixed feelings on this roster as a whole and would like to see more minutes given to the rookies, particularly Gorgui Dieng. Someone needs to work with Ricky Rubio all offseason on his shooting stroke because it is clearly still broken. All of that said, the Wolves are 15-15 and hopefully ready to roll going into 2014. Much of the positives have to be credited to Kevin Love and his incredible play thus far this season – 26.1ppg (3rd in the NBA) & 13.8rpg (1st), with a PER of 28.5 (2nd). Can we tear up his contract and max him out for the next five or six years?
Since I previewed week 8 of the season, the team has improved to 2nd in the league in scoring at 106.4ppg, 3rd in rebounding (46.2rpg) and 6th in assists (23.4apg). Nothing much has changed on the defensive end, with the team giving up 102.3ppg, “good” for 23rd in the NBA.
Game 32: Monday, 12/30, 7pm – Dallas Mavericks @ Timberwolves (TV: FS North) [Read more…]