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David Kahn believes the rebuilding phase is now complete

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David Kahn believes the rebuilding phase is now complete

Kahn Believes 'Rebuilding' Phase Now Complete
Feb 17, 2011 18:47 PM EST

David Kahn had an interesting comment to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda on Thursday.

"There is no more rebuilding," said Kahn. "There are no more wholesale changes. I like a lot of players on the team."

Minnesota currently has a 13-43 record, which gives them the worst winning percentage in the Western Conference. They rank 24th in points scored per 100 possessions and 28th in points allowed per 1000 possessions.

Via Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune (via Twitter)

He can't be serious.


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If he trades their 1st round

If he trades their 1st round pick...

KAAAHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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He is not officially done

He is not officially done until he feels he has Rubio. He wants his future based around Rubio & Love, if he could he would trade anyone from off that roster, but I don't expect him to make any power moves until Rubio "comes over".

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Yeah, well...

Kahn also believes that Darko is "manna from heaven," and that he compares well to Chris Webber.

Yeah...lol

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FireKahn

you might not realize this but a lot of people on nbadraft worships Darko.

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I actually think he has a

I actually think he has a decent point. He has a very young roster, barring Darko, so if Rubio comes over I see now reason why they shouldn't just lock in with their current team and see about growing together instead of making moves. Darko, Love, Beasley, Rubio is a solid group to build around for the future. If they just sort out their SG situation they'll be fine.

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It would be weird if they

It would be weird if they re-acquire Mayo again which I do not rule out since they desperately need a 2. They would have 4 players on the roster from the 2007 HS class if they don't ship Flynn.

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With Darko under contract for

With Darko under contract for 4 more years, what other rebuilding do we have to do? I think we are pretty much set

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The last step

The last step to a rebuilding mode is of course, to WIN games... Are the Wolves winning consistently?

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Give them time, just like OKC

Give them time, just like OKC took that big leap, any of these young talented teams are capable of doing the same. It all depends on Rubio, because a legitimate playmaking PG is going to be extremely beneficial for the Wolves. I wouldn't mind seeing a change in coaching too, because Rambis has no credibility after backing down to Love's complaints about being benched for defensive laziness.

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Rubio can be the next

Rubio can be the next Nash/Rubio/Willians/Paul/Westbrook/Rose/anyone you can name it doesnt really matter! Beasley cant play any D, Love cant play any D, none of their SG's can play any D, Darko is a superstar but he cant carry them (lol). Seriously if they dont play D they wont win, its that simple.

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That's why they need a

That's why they need a defensive minded coach to come in, none of these players lack athleticism required to play D, they just need better coaching. However, the coach needs to have the support of the organisation in instituting these changes, because a shift in defensive mind-set would mean big things for the Timberwolves. Just look at the Bulls, they are without Noah mostly, have Boozer as their starting PF and Rose isn't what you'd call a great defender. However, Thibs did a great job getting them on board and right now they are a top 4 defensive team.

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@omphalos Were you high

@omphalos

Were you high while making posts in this thread???

Rambis tried to deliver a message to Love about defensive laziness, but the organization undercut him. He didn't back down from Love. Smh...

I don't understand how you can be terrible like the Wolves and declare rebuilding is over lol. This team is terrible and I'm not sold on any one player on their team being a player to build around.

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This guy Kahn has no idea

This guy Kahn has no idea what he's doing... He even looks like an idiot. Just look at him lol.

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They stockpile small forwards

They stockpile small forwards and point guards, they should just ship some of their surplus at those positions for some more veteran players at positions they are weaker at. Rip Hamilton at sg would be really good for the Wolves IMO. They need to chance the culture there and address the SG position.

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Nope, perfectly sober haha,

Nope, perfectly sober haha, just an optimist I guess.

Not saying it was Rambis' choice to back down, it was obvious the organisation forced him, but regardless of the cause, the end result was that he backed down. His credibility is compromisedbecause Love knows the organisation has his back. They need to bring in a respected coach and actually support him over the players, someone who has proven success, a first-time coach won't do here.

@Indiana Basketball; do you think they could be built in the way of the Detroit Pistons, a bunch of borderline-stars who fit well together? I think with the right coaching and attitude from the organisation it could happen. Though, I still think it could work with Beasley as 1st option in time.

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Isn't Thibs a first time head

Isn't Thibs a first time head coach as well? The difference is, Rose, a true player to build around, and the Bulls have embraced the defensive philosophy that their coach is teaching. Love didn't. Instead he complained and started talking about being traded. Rambis is a first time head coach, but like Thibs, comes from a respected/successful organization.

Those Piston teams were built with tough minded guys who played defense like a hungry dog on a bone... Do you see any player on the Timberwolves that resembles that?

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It was no different with Mike

It was no different with Mike Brown, during his first head coaching job with the Cavs. He came from respectable/winning organizations with the Pacers/Spurs.

The Cavs became a very good defensive team right away because LeBron and then the rest of the team embraced what he was teaching at the defensive end.

The Wolves have a bunch of players who don't embrace playing defense, but yet they're through rebuilding? This has to be a joke. April Fool's Day is still over a month away...

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Yes, Thibs is a first time

Yes, Thibs is a first time head-coach, but he produced immediate results and his position in the team is secure, whereas Rambis has been undermined by a couple of years of underachieving.

You're completely right about the difference between Rose and Love, but the problem is that the Timberwolves aren't the major market team the Bulls are so even a player of Love's level can have his way with the organisation. It's hard for the organisation to say they'll back Rambis as a first-time coach over their "star" when he hasn't achieved much and Minnesota isn't the desired destination Chicago is.

Hence, my belief that a respected coach is the only answer, if they bring in someone like Jerry Sloan they'll be confident he can bring results and take a firmer stance against whiny players.

Thanks for clearing up the Pistons situation, they are the only team I could think of without a legit superstar that was successful recently, but I wasn't really watching NBA then so didn't know too much about how they went about it.

Regarding the Mike Brown situation; that turned out to be a mistake in the end really, while they were a better defensive team, he had no authority over Lebron when it came to the wire.

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13-43 overall 0-12 vs the

13-43 overall

0-12 vs the division

5-30 vs the conference

108 PPG for opponents, last in the NBA

27th in PPG and FG% differential

"There is no more rebuilding," said Kahn. "There are no more wholesale changes. I like a lot of players on the team."

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