Thursday, December 08, 2011

Timberwolves Look Young and Exciting (When Dicking Around in a Gym)

Look, look, look--I know, I know. The Timberwolves are more than likely going to be fairly terrible this season. There are many factors stacked against them--their youth, all of the new guys, the lockout shortened pre-season, with a new coach and a new system, and let's not forget--approximately half a decade of total suck.

But I was pretty geeked up when this team drafted Derrick Williams, despite his confusing height. I have grown to love KLOVE (though I was dead-set against his drafting at the time). I've never been as concerned as others were whether Ricky Rubio was going to come play here.

And again--I know this team is super-young, is running a brand-new system, and doesn't really have the time to learn it. But damn if this footage of them playing 5 on 5 in a gym this week doesn't get me excited. Please note: Ricky Rubio can hit open shots, and if Rubio bounces a pass to KLOVE, he's just going to bounce it to someone else for a dunk. I'm beginning to believe again, which will end in tears, I know. But damn, this team is promising. In that they have shooters of all sizes and shapes.

1 comment:

Jess said...

I am super-mega-excited about this season. So I'm a glutton for punishment. What can you do?