Being a first round pick comes with certain expectations that alludes those that go in the second round or even undrafted. To us, a first round pick means some sort of long term solution that steadily measures out a remedy for what ails a team until that weakness has been fully strengthened. As far as expectations go, being sent down to the D-League is not one of the expectations we hold for a first round pick, but especially a lottery pick.
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It was one of those scenarios late in the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder that coaches
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Fair or unfair, the spot a player's drafted carries certain expectations, especially for a high draft pick.
The English language harbours an infinite quantity of words, which allow for sentence construction to create an even more boundless mixture of vocabulary, turns of phrase and expression. Ultimately, it is not enough. Some emotions defy description just as some plays defy analysis. The Timberwolves did something tantalizing today, as they've become wont to do, and… well, it didn't precisely defy analysis. Ricky Rubio's dimes exude bewilderment, Dirk Nowitzki was discombobulated but not in a way that's curious and Kevin Love, you see, makes the shots around these here parts.
Kevin Martin has come home.
Rumblings that the Wolves loss was a 'good loss', a high-character loss, or what have you, started appearing on Twitter. See, the Clippers won but they didn't deserve it. As all things Internet go, an ensuing counter-argument developed: In essence, the team that outscores the other team is the winner. No exceptions.
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All throughout NBA history there have been coaches that have greatly influenced a player's career. Whether it's Phil Jackson and
15-Footer time! 11 games, including an ESPN doubleheader. What a great way to spend a Friday evening, right? ...right?!
15-Footer time! A little bit of word association, a little bit of comparing a team to puppies, a whole lot of teams struggling on the road. Which probably means all the home teams will lose tonight, because that's the way things go.
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Sure, we are just six games in and there is