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Kahn is an idiot.

I just heard on a Minnesota sports talk radio station that the Wolves are thinking about drafting Biyombo.. I posted something a little while ago about this to hear about doing that and then packaging him with Rubio.. But can Kahn be serious about this?

Am I allowed to officially give up hope on the Wolves organization if they do actually draft Biyombo?


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lol bout to move him back

lol bout to move him back there in first

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I really hope you're not

I really hope you're not talking about them drafting Biyombo with the FIRST overall pick and not their second first round pick.

If this is so, I think Kahn will be packing his bags and keeping only to fantasy basketball for the near future.

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since their second pick is 20

since their second pick is 20 and Biyombo's stock is in the lottery(Chad Ford) yep its the first pick

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Sometimes I think he is

Sometimes I think he is appointed by the unofficial NBA council (World Wide Wes and his goons) just to be a horrible team. Like he was sent to Minnesota to completely destroy that franchise. They must be proud of him.

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I really honest to god hope

I really honest to god hope that it won't be the FIRST overall pick.. but with Kahn.. You never know...

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You decide for yourself.

You decide for yourself. You're a fan, you're an adult (at least I think you are) So you decide if you want to give up hope on the Wolves if they draft Biyombo. Personally, I feel sorry for any Wolves fan that has to sit and listen to Kahn's ridiculous and idiotic ideas. But also I would respect you if you stuck with it because that shows loyalty, and perseverance to stick with it through the tough times. Those are the kind of fans that I like. (and that's the kind of fan that I am with my team, the Jazz)

But actually drafting Bismack Biyombo with the first pick isn't actually that bad of an idea. Oh, who am I kidding, yes its a bad idea. The ONLY two draft picks the Wolves should have in mind right now is Kyrie Irving and Derrick Williams. If they drop to 3rd or 4th then they can start thinking about Kanter or Valanciunas but only if they drop to 3rd or 4th. In no situation or under any circumstances should the Wolves draft Biyombo. But this is something that would not surprise me especially coming from Kahn

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Wow

At 20, maybe that'd be good. But at potentially the TOP PICK?! That'd be even dumber than drafting, say, The Kandi Man or Kwame at #1. I seriously hope they either get Irving and trade Rubio, or trade the top pick for a pick next year that will be high.

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The Jazz have never steered

@Ward

The Jazz have never steered you the wrong way, crashed, ran away and forgot to call an ambulance for you like the Timberwolves have, the Raptors have, the Cavs have and many other NBA organizations, so while I adore your sticktoitithness with your beloved Jazz team you really dont know much about staying loyal through the tough times lol. I mean Jazz fans are acting like they are getting Seattle Supersoniced this year and what were they 9th or 10th and a couple games under .500. Rebuilding with Favors, Jefferson, Hayward, Millsap, Harris, two lotto picks, and a bunch of other perks. Dont take that the wrong way either ha.

If all the Wolves fans never watch one more game I wouldnt blame them the least bit.

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Minny

The Wolves wont even get the 1st pick I doubt they gonna win the lottery so if they pick 3rd or 4th then Biyombo wont be a bad choice I guess

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I think Kahn will draft a pg

I think Kahn will draft a pg with his first pick, then around 10-12 he'll get worried someone will take Biyombo so he will trade said pg, and the pick at the 20 spot, for Biyombo. You think he's an idiot but it's genius! ! He won't be the guy who takes Biyombo with a top 4 pick because that's just dumb, AND will still get his guy without having to pay him top 4 money! ! !

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So quick to judge...you do

So quick to judge...you do know the wolves have 2 first round picks. And if the wolves could get him with their 2nd 1st round pick that would be a hell of a pick. Of course they are thinking about drafting him. You needed to consider and evaluate any prospect with that combo of size, length, and athleticism. I'd call him an idiot if they weren't considering him since he could be a hell of an addition. But again, u see kahn say something, and have get on him about it and consider the worst interrpretation of it. smh

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I have to agree with you Ohcanada

Ohcanada, I have to agree with you. That's why I feel rather blessed to be a Jazz fan. Although this year was tough watching them. (especially when Jerry Sloan resigned from coaching) It seemed every game I watched they played horribly against a really bad team. They even played horribly against some really good teams too. I especially felt this way in March, but thank fully in April I saw some light and it seemed they had finally started to click.

I really don't know what its like to stick with your team through the hard times, but that doesn't mean I can't give advise to someone who is trying to decide whether to quit on their team or not

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This is Kahn we're talking

This is Kahn we're talking about. Of course he's thinking about making an irrational decision. And actually Biyombo is creating a lot of hype so that second pick might be too far away. So they might trade down if they want him but otherwise I think they should take Kanter or Irving anyway.

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Biyombo will end up at least a role player

Mainly cause shot blocking and rebounding always transition into the NBA well. But if they get the 1st pick and take him.... ouch

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I anticipate, with the

I anticipate, with the twolves luck that they will end up getting the 4th pick. Then a genius named Davdi Kahn will trade down in the draft for what seems to be a fair deal but ends up being nothing, takes biyombo, and biyombo turns into robert traylor. If the spurs pick him he is the next dikembe. Thats the way it works

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Biyombo Hasheem Thabeet 2.0

Biyombo Hasheem Thabeet 2.0 if drafted in the top 3

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Kahn

If he drafts Biyombo next thing you know hes going to want to ship Kevin Love out of Minny for Hasheem Thabeet. When you can have Hasheem, Bismack, and Darko as your three bigs you gotta do it. Why is this guy still in the league?

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He could be the answer..

As raw of a player as he is, you really have to look at how your pieces would fit in the draft. They have Rubio and Flynn, Wesley, Martell, Beasley, Randolph, and not to forget LOVE. Their weakest position is the center, and in my opinion they have enough talent and tremendous potential in each of those players. Rubio who can give you 10+ assists in the future. Johnson who will score, defend, and board. Beasley who IMO will destroy the stat sheet. Love who will put up the numbers he did this year. Flynn who will give the spark off the bench. Webster who will be a three point threat throughout his career. And randolph who could possibly live up to expectations and be that sixth man of the year that his NBA comparison was, lamar odom. Biyombo is a 7'2 shot blocking and rebounding monster. I think having to outrebound him alongside Kevin Love would be hard to beat. Rebounding wins a vast majority of games. Unless you want DARKO to be your force in the middle, he could be their answer to future success As I said earlier, he's a raw prospect with tremendous potential.. but if he and the rest of the wolves develop as well as Love has.. they could be a true contender in the West in years.

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My plan of action

While I agree that them drafting Biyombo would be smart, drafting him first, second, third or forth overall would be ridiculous. He's not that good of a talent to pick him up that early. He would thrive in the Wolves system and yes just by simply outrebounding teams on both ends, they would improve dramatically. Rebounding is a part of defense because if the other team can't score on their first shot, they're outta luck with a team with Biyombo and Love rebounding all night. I think a good strategy to take if we DO draft Biyombo (whenever we would) is to get him in the gym with Dikembe Mutumbo and see what he can teach this kid. Obviously he's incredibly raw and could end up being incredibly talented with the physical tools and potential he has but if he isn't properly coached, which the Wolves are great at not being able to coach, then he will end up like Thabeet. The post game development Dwight Howard has made under Ewing are incredible. If we can get someone like Mutumbo to mentor and tutor the bigs on this team (especially Love and Beasely), I think this team could be scary good in 2-3 years.

If I was the making the decisions on draft day this year, I think I would have a good plan of action to go about this weak draft.

1. Trade Rubio to any team that could be in next year's lottery.

2. Trade our number one pick (assuming its either one or two) to the Kings for their pick. Instead of picking Biyombo here (I'd assume no team is willing to pick him top ten regardless of his potential because of his incredibly raw skills), pick Brandon Knight.

3. Hire a new coach, replace him with a defensive minded specialist who has a connection to Mutumbo or some other big man that could mentor this young team.

4. Trade Flynn/Ridnour (or both if they demand it) to to Phoenix or Utah for their pick (12 or 13). With this pick, draft Biyombo. Less risk but still the high reward on him. Remember they did draft Corey Brewer at number nine.. Look how well he's panned out. Oh wait..

5. With their 20th pick, select either Kenneth Faried (another defensive, hustle player that could be much like what Noah is to the Bulls) or Kyle Singler (a proven winner with lots of experience that could have a great role of the bench for this young team).

6. Tell Kevin Love to go back and train with Rose and Westbrook over the Summer and see if we can set up another similar situation for our rookies to go and train with other incoming players or young players to see if they can get any extra training in.

7. Hire Rick Adelman as an assistant coach to develop all of our young players, namely our guards.

8. Lastly, get one more pick in the early-mid second round to pick up Keith Benson (the center from Oakland) who I think could be a very serviceable player in years to come. I can see him being like Jason Thompson who came out of a small basketball school as a player that can actually produce.

I think that with the pieces we have now and also the pieces we could acquire in this year (and hopefully next years draft) could make this team eligible for the playoffs in the west which is no easy task. With the right coaching and right implementation of a good system, we might even step away from the laughing stock of the league.

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Would It Shock you?

If they did take Biyombo? It really wouldn't shock me. My buddy is actually really intriged by him and with the draft being as weak as it is, I wouldn't be upset. With that being said, I would rather them package the 20th pick and Flynn for maybe the 10th pick, or somewhere around there and take him. You can hear his breakdown of Biyombo at sportstearsinourbeers.podbean.com/ or sportstearsinourbeers.blogspot.com/

Thanks for checking us out.

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Didn't Darko do that at

Didn't Darko do that at 17?

This was a game from when Darko was 17.

Milicic scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked five shots and handed out three uncredited assists (they don't count assists the same way in Europe as they do in the U.S.) in just 15 minutes. He picked a good time to put on a masterpiece. Scouts from the Pistons, Sonics and Bucks were also in attendance.

You would think the Wolves would know better than to put a high draft pick on a kid who isn't getting big run in his European league. Yes, the Spanish league is supposed to be better than U.S. College. But we don't draft guys who get 15 minutes a game from the College ranks and I don't see why GMs need to do so for European leagues. Gasol and Nowitzki were stars in Europe before coming over here. Don't draft a guy who only plays 15 minutes a game.

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@kngojc; why Rick Adelman as

@kngojc; why Rick Adelman as an assistant? The job he's done with injury hit Rockets teams over the past few years is surely enough to merit a look as head coach? Rambis needs to go, I don't see why Adelman couldn't be the guy to take his spot. I've said this in other threads, but Adelman would be an ideal solution for either the Kings or T'Wolves.

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Mainly cause shot blocking

Mainly cause shot blocking and rebounding always transition into the NBA well. But if they get the 1st pick and take him.... ouch

Those along with fouls and turnovers.

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Mainly cause shot blocking

Mainly cause shot blocking and rebounding always transition into the NBA well. But if they get the 1st pick and take him.... ouch

Those along with fouls and turnovers.

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@omphalos I said Adelman as

@omphalos I said Adelman as an assistant mainly because I don't think he is the best defensive coach and that is exactly what they need is a defensive head coach. However Adelman really made progress on the entire Rockets team for improving all their young assets. Right now the Wolves have Reggie Theus, Bill Lambier, and JB Bickerstaff as assistant coaches and two of them were head coaches elsewhere. So having Adelman be an assistant wouldn't be unheard of. It's just that first and foremost, the Wolves need to start playing defense much like what the Raptors need to start doing. If we pick Biyombo with a later pick than top ten though, picking Adelman could be a great addition as a head coach because he has had the experience of coaching Yao who is another long guy who plays great defense and rebounds well but who also developed a good post game. What the Wolves do this offseason in the coaching staff could dramatically improve their record for next year.

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