Ryan Saunders is the new Timberwolves head coach. That’s five coaches over five years, and the one who led them to the playoffs was fired. Go figure.
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The 2018-19 Warriors return to Minneapolis on Friday; they have won 50 or more games six years in a row. With less than 10 games remaining, they are gearing up for another title run.
From the very beginning when the Timberwolves became an organization, the days of owners Marv and Harv playing their home games at the old Metrodome, it’s been one bumpy ride after another.
Obviously, I’ve covered sports long enough to have a feel for what’s good and what’s not. Right now, the Minnesota Timberwolves have me in limbo.
Butler’s demand hurt the team. They became disjointed and distracted and started losing. Case in point: The Wolves slipped to 4-9, including five consecutive losses and being 0-8 on the road.
Over the last 14 years, the Timberwolves have reached the playoffs just once. On the final day of last season, the team beat Denver in overtime to clinch the eighth and final spot. Then Houston beat them in the playoffs in five games.
For the first time in years, the Timberwolves had two-players selected; Towns played well in the game, and Butler did not play at all. The fact that the two guys took separate flights to and from the All-Star game speaks to the seriousness of their issues with each other.
The excitement of free agency wasn’t limited to just LeBron James — well, it basically was — but there were other big names, too, like Demarcus Cousins, Chris Paul and Paul George.
To tell the truth, I didn’t watch a single second of last week’s NBA Draft. Despite ESPN’s “two unique, simultaneous telecasts” on two of their channels, this overhyped spectacle still wasn’t enough to pique my interest. It lost my attention too long ago to remember.
Rarely do we see a sweep in the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors, after sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0, can stake their claim among the greatest teams in NBA history.