Timberwolves Remake

During the past month, Glenn Taylor has taken the first step in rebuilding the Timberwolves. He has hired Gersson Rosas as the new president, of basketball operations. His first task was to hire a new head coach. After interviewing 4 candidates, he chose Ryan Saunders, as the new coach, removing the interim tag.

It was impossible at this time, not to name Saunders. He is a favorite of Glen Taylor, and the players love him. The new pres would have had a tough time, had he not done so.

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So if you were the new boss, what would you do?

The number 1 issue is making Karl Anthony Towns the focal point of this team. He likes Saunders. Does Saunders have enough knowledge, to keep feeding the big Cat. I don’t know. Is he over his head? They just let a couple of assistant coaches go, who worked with the big men. They need to bring in an assistant coach that can help Towns develop, to the next level, ie. a Patrick Ewing, or Alonzo Mourning type guy. What say you?

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Next I would try as hard as possible to keep Derek Rose. He is a former MVP. He is instant offense when he comes in. His style of play insures all 5 on the floor, are engaged. They don’t want to be hit in the noggin, with a ball, and look foolish.

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Next, I think they need to get rid of Wiggins. He doesn’t warrant a max contract. Have some money to spend on others.

Jeff Teague is a mystery to me!! He has some really good nights, followed by not so good nights. He has had his chance to show who he is.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves

This will surprise you, but I think they ought to give Tyus Jones the starting point position. He seeks to distribute the ball, not setup his shot. Look at the stats when he is on the floor.

The rest of the team are shooting guards, or small forwards that are interchangeable, with the exception of Georgi Dieng, who you need to work in more time, or get rid of his contract, which has $33 million coming over next 2 years.

Houston Rockets v Minnesota Timberwolves - Game Four

Am I crazy, or am I close?

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May 30th, Chip Shots

Fargo Shanley Takes ND State Soccer Title. They beat Minot High

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Magicians 2-1 in the Championship. The Shanley Deacons scored first on a goal, by eighth grader Haley Von Bank, that she slipped in the

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corner of the goal. Minot tied it up in the 2nd, until Hadley Huber scored the go ahead and winning goal.

 

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Bart Starr dead at 85. Fabled quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. He was a 17th round pick who quarterbacked the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971. He led the Packers to 5 NFL Championships. He was elected into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977. He had a stroke in 2017and hasn’t been the same since.

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Pagenaud wins Indy. He started from the pole, and led the race for 116 laps, of the 200 total. However, it wasn’t an easy win, as the lead changed hands several times with the very aggressive Alexander Rossi, but finally passed him, with one lap to go, for the win.

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Gopher Womens Softball team to be in the College World Series. They will play UCLA Thursday, May 30th, in Oklahoma City. This is the first trip for the Gophers.

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Kevin Na wins the Colonial by 4 shots. This is his 3rd PGA Tour victory. He shot a 62 in his second round, and led the rest of the way.

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The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 100-92 in game 6, of their playoffs. They will now face the Golden State Warriors, in the NBA Finals. This is the first time in the NBA Finals for the Raptors. Can they give the Warriors some game?

Minnesota Twins Defy Logic

The twins are still holding the best record in baseball. Who woulda thunk it?

Here are some of the milestones, thus far, on Memorial day:

  • They are leading their division by 10 games.

  • They hit 101 homers in the first 50 games, tying the major league record.

  • They have 2-8 homer games, which ties a seasonal Leaguerecord.

    MLB: Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins

  • Polanco is leading the league, with a .377 batting average.

  • Rosario is second in the league, with 16 home runs.

  • They have four players, with at least 10 home runs.

  • They have 3 pitchers with at least 7 wins.

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  • They are 20 games over .500 on Memorial Day

  • I think you have recognize the following, for this meteoric rise :

  • The great success in the off-season with free agency and trades.

  • New manager Baldelli seems to have the right temperment, to get the best from all his players.

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  • New Hitting coach James Rowson, and his assistant Rudy Hernandez, have definately got the team hitting, on all cylinders.

  • The attendance has increased with the warm weather, winning, home runs, and discount tickets. A full house motivates the team.Twins red-fanmats-sports-rugs-18142-64_1000