145 thoughts on “Portland @ Target Center 7pm”

  1. It seems like Glen Taylor has been courtside more this year. It also seems he has a large collection of Cosby sweaters

  2. If there's one really dumb thing that Adelman does, it's sit his players down because of foul trouble. Nothing like volunteering for the penalty you're trying to avoid.

      1. Why would you sit somebody down to have the avoid fouling out? The point of fouling out is that they don't get to play. When you sit them on the bench, they don't get to play. It's the same damn thing.

        1. This case is particularly bad because at 2 fouls, Rubio is in no danger of fouling out. We could play him the rest of the game an he would foul out less than 10% of the time, so we're basically just giving up his minutes for nothing.

          1. I see your point, but it's pretty much an ingrained convention for the coaches to sit guys with fouls on them. Kinda like punting in opposition territory or sacrifice bunts.

            1. Yes, or saving your closer for a save situation as I mentioned below.

              That doesn't mean it's not dumb, though.

        2. That makes sense, but sitting now just switches his minutes (Rubio will probably play more minutes later in the game than he ordinarily would have) and having the option of having him play in the later minutes if the outcome is still in doubt seems a little more valuable than playing him in a 10-10 game 5 minutes in.

          1. Well, I dunno about that. The game is close now. The game might not be close later. It can turn into one of those things like saving your closer for a save situation that never happens.

            I understand wanting your player at the end of games, but many (most) coaches are willing to sacrifice way too many minutes to make sure your player is available for the last 2 minutes of the game. How many third quarter minutes is that worth? Probably not much more than two.

            1. I agree, but I think he's simply trading 6 first quarter minutes for 6 minutes from the 2nd/3rd quarter that Rubio wouldn't have played. He also may not have traded all 6 of those minutes if the first quarter got out of hand once he left the game. I agree that a player in foul trouble can be sat too long, but I don't think situation is a good example.

              1. I don't think that's what's happening, though. Rubio has already sat about as much as he does in an entire game.

                1. And he probably won't sit much, if at all, the rest of the game unless it gets out of hand.

  3. Lots of talk about a Ridnour/Crawford trade after tonight's game. Perfect timing for Wes to finally start looking competent.

        1. Maybe they're willing to trade us that ever important fourth catcher we've been needing.

    1. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that he's the greatest player in any sport in the history of the world.

    2. The 3-point contest will ruin him like the HomeRun Derby ruins players!!!!one!!!!

  4. too me, it looks like JJ Barea is always on the verge of being out of control. it seems like the guy has no low gear

      1. Definitely sucked and not enough offense out there. It could have benefited from . . . GASP . . . BEasy.

  5. Impressive 20 seconds for Darko there. Misses the hook shot badly and then burned twice on defense.

                1. It's only because I have to wear a military uniform, so I'm supposed to be clean shaven. I could grow a mustache (and maybe I will!), but at my future job which is actually closer to me actually being in the military, I could probably show up almost naked to work.

                  1. Aside from the closer to military part, that sounds like my first job out of college, in which the dress code read, seriously, "clothes".

                    1. I try to block out most of those memories, but the dress code implies that you don't have to wear clothes sometimes, and that is hilarious.

                    2. I will say, despite that companies faults, there were a number of employees I would not have been offended to see take advantage of that wording.

            1. I could stop shaving anytime and have some hair in spots on my face!
              dude. I'm 33 years old and I can't grow a soul patch. I think I may be able to pull off "sideburns" in 4-5 months. Maybe.

          1. I've got less than 2 months until I can grow one again, too!

            wow. working for the man really means working for the man, eh?

      1. Mine is awfully think right now. Not sure if it'll still be there when I see meat (and if so, I'll likely trim it up this weekend).

        1. Man, you're scheduling grooming around meeting me. I feel like this is a high pressure kind of situation.

          1. Yeah, I think that we worked out a good deal... He balked at only getting one keg ...

            I would have loved to work out a way to get you a keg because I know you would have put it to good use. I'll be certain to work out a care package from New Orleans.

            1. No worries. Like I said, I'm glad you got some extra cash out of it. It wasn't an absolute need for me, just something that would have helped my production schedules some. Honestly, with an extra keg, I'd have even less bottle beer to send to people.

  6. Heh, it took until just now for me to realize Sheenie is at the game tonight. I guess I'm pretty oblivious.

        1. Heh, you linked to an unavailable WGOM page. I think it was stronger than you thought it would be.

        2. Man, I had a three philosophers tonight, and then 3 horrible shiner APAs. Three philosophers is awesome. Three shitty beers is not.

          1. I didn't even know they made one of those. I wish I could send you a bottle of the bock I'm drinking right now, it'd blow the only thing Shiner does ok to smithereens.

            1. Yeah, I've given up on shiner. Their bock is a shadow of it's former self, and the rest of their offerings are shitty. I've had mixed success with Real Ale Company (I think I sent you a ryepa...), but for the most part Texas is a beer distribution wasteland.

  7. So this is what happens when we don't have all of those possessions that Wes usually wastes. I like it!

    1. At least with Pek! out we have Darko to waste some of those possessions that Wes normally does so we're not getting completely spoiled.

    1. Horton on the radio during the drive home screamed, "WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS THAT?!"

    1. the Wolves also own a bunch of tiebreakers because of wins over the Mavs, Blazers, etc

  8. the Wolves have gotten inside LaMarcus Aldridge's head or something

    Jon Krawczynski ‏ @APkrawczynski
    Aldridge: "they just wouldn't let me get in the middle and wouldn't let me play really."

    and that is without Pek playing the middle tonight. LA had 22 points, but a lot of the scoring was done with his jump shot

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