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Old 04-12-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Default The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

First, let me say this: I became a fan of Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio this season, so don't confuse this with a hate thread. In fact, Love, Rubio, and D. Rose are my 3 favorite new school non-Blazers (I say new school because there are guys like Duncan who I love but are just not at the top of their game anymore).

Anyway, what happened? The Wolves were looking like they were a sure thing to make the playoffs with Rubio and Love. Rubio got hurt, and that obviously made a negative impact on the team, but certainly losing Rubio can't be the only reason the team has seemingly crumbled (plus I don't think it was immediately after Rubio left). Love dominated statistically and improved even more after his MIP award. Yet, the Wolves are on an 8 game losing streak. Last year I was in the camp of viewing Love as an empty stats guy. I was no longer believing that, but right now, it is very reminiscent of last season where he gets lots of stats but no Ws. What is the deal? How much of that is the lack of Rubio? What other factors are in play?
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

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First, let me say this: I became a fan of Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio this season, so don't confuse this with a hate thread. In fact, Love, Rubio, and D. Rose are my 3 favorite new school non-Blazers (I say new school because there are guys like Duncan who I love but are just not at the top of their game anymore).

Anyway, what happened? The Wolves were looking like they were a sure thing to make the playoffs with Rubio and Love. Rubio got hurt, and that obviously made a negative impact on the team, but certainly losing Rubio can't be the only reason the team has seemingly crumbled (plus I don't think it was immediately after Rubio left). Love dominated statistically and improved even more after his MIP award. Yet, the Wolves are on an 8 game losing streak. Last year I was in the camp of viewing Love as an empty stats guy. I was no longer believing that, but right now, it is very reminiscent of last season where he gets lots of stats but no Ws. What is the deal? How much of that is the lack of Rubio? What other factors are in play?
They've gotten worse defensively and they had some other injuries besides Rubio's.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

They shoot threes poorly and defend like crap. Probably other reasons too.
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

Wear and tear of the season. Not quite enough talent or depth to overcome it. Look across the league even good teams are having horrible games.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

Pekovic has been injured too, who's an important player to that team.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

Hopefully they can stay relatively healthy next season and make some roster changes here and there. They should be back stronger next season and looking for a playoff position.
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Default Re: The decline of the Wolves over the past few weeks

The Hornets are very happy.
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They lost Pekovic and Adelman is keeping a pretty short rotation. There aren't many minutes, consistently, for Beasley.




It just catches up.
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