Three games into thre preseason and the Wolves have the look of a different team on the court. Judging games now is like trying to determine which Ms. America contestant you want to go out with. There are plenty of things that fans should feel good about. First and foremost, the team has a head coach that I trust heading into any game. When looking for advantages for our favorite NBA team, we will win the coaching battle most nights.
The rookie played his best game to date scoring 15 points including 2-3 from three point range. Head coach Rick Adelman loves his pull up jumper which will continue to develop.
Roy Continues to Impress
Brandon Roy played over 26 minutes Saturday night and would have played the last six minutes of the fourth quarter if not for the run the second group put on the Bulls. The game plan for Roy is to give him significant minutes to see how his knees react. Coach Rick Adelman noted in the press conference following the game that he would like to do this during a preseason game.
Three games in four nights with three different starting lineups isn't going to be a breeding ground for offensive continuity, and it has shown on the floor. Offensive flow will be something the team will work on before playing Haifa on Tuesday night in the final home preseason contest.
Not So Charity Stripe
Talk about leaving points on the board. The Wolves shot just 34-51 from the free throw line against the Bulls. 66% is not going to get it done against the best in the western conference.
Where's the Love?
Kevin was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday night against the Bulls and was absent during warmups. He jogged to the bench late in the first quarter. The official word is a sore right elbow.
Something is Foul
The officials kicked the tires on their perspective whistles. All told, 69 fouls were called in the game. 42 in the first half.
Andrei Kirilenko sat for the game due to a tight hamstring.