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  1. #1096

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    Rand: In three games, Ryan Saunders offers glimpse of his coaching style

    The Wolves have played three down-to-the-wire games under Ryan Saunders, winning two. While that is a small sample size, the games have given us a few clues as to what to expect going forward.

    1. Things revolve around Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins even more than they used to. This was a natural evolution after the Jimmy Butler trade, but Saunders has accelerated it. Wiggins had a monster 40-point game in Saunders’ debut, while Towns has 57 combined points the past two games.

    Their usage rates — possessions that ended in them taking a shot, getting fouled or turning the ball over — are 28.9 (Towns) and 27.8 (Wiggins) in the past three games, a few ticks higher than their season marks.

    2. Tyus Jones is playing with confidence and has Saunders’ trust. Jones logged heavy minutes down the stretch of both victories, with starter Jeff Teague getting ejected from one and injured in the other.

    Jones was a combined plus-24 in those two games and a combined 3-for-7 from three-point range (after making just five three-pointers in all of December). Derrick Rose didn’t play in either of those wins, meaning Jones was used only as a point guard. It will be interesting to see how minutes get divvied up when everyone is healthy.

    3. The Wolves will let it fly. Minnesota shot 39 three-pointers in Saturday’s win over New Orleans — including eight each by Towns, Wiggins and Josh Okogie. The Wolves made only 11 of those attempts, but they did grab 15 offensive rebounds in the game.

    Saunders wants them to shoot, which should benefit bench players such as Dario Saric and Anthony Tolliver.

    4. Everyone should be ready to play. Before Saturday, veteran Luol Deng had played in four games all season — all blowouts — for the Wolves.

    But he was summoned in the second quarter of a two-point game against New Orleans and delivered five points during a 4:30 stint, leaving with the Wolves up 11 after a 13-0 run that changed the game.

    Saunders figures to be far more flexible with his rotation and playing guys for short bursts as he sees fit.

    http://www.startribune.com/page-two-...yle/504299482/

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  2. #1097

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    I dont mind long twos. Obviously foot on the line is a terrible shot, but so is always looking down at the line. If a long two is wide open and in within the movement of the set, i'm ok with it. Means you got an open look, which you should strive for every time. The problem is the pull up jumper from deep, but just inside the 3 point line that is the huge problem (ahem Wiggins)

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    KSTP: Ryan Saunders: Born to Coach (commentary from Spencer, and a video message from Monson)

    https://kstp.com/sports/ryan-saunder...5208634/?cat=7

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    Saunders figures to be far more flexible with his rotation and playing guys for short bursts as he sees fit
    Playing Luol Deng for a few minutes was great to see. He rewarded the coach with 5 points.
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    The country club is still in full effect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    The country club is still in full effect!
    How are these guys always available to slide down the fire pole and join this staff immediately?

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    Wolves gave up 83 points in the first half to Jimmy Butler and the 76ers and lost by 42 points. Embiid dominated KAT.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071328

    After the game Embiid trolled the Wolves:





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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post









    Howl Wolves!!
    They didn't get him to Philly in time I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    Wolves gave up 83 points in the first half to Jimmy Butler and the 76ers and lost by 42 points. Embiid dominated KAT.

    http://www.espn.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=401071328

    After the game Embiid trolled the Wolves:





    Howl Wolves!!
    If that game doesn't embarrass the entire Twolves franchise there is no hope of them ever being good.
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    With the way Butler treated the coaches, players, staff, etc. this year, the Wolves absolutely should have sent a message of pride...we should have had a few hard fouls on Butler. Back in his playing days, Sam Mitchell would have gladly delivered a few of those. Taj is the type of player that should have done it, but he's too buddy buddy with Butler. It didn't have to be dirty or dangerous, but a few hard fouls with a little extra "oomph" was more than appropriate.

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