Flynn Vs Sessions: Kurt Rambis Hints At Different Starting Lineup?

Timber WolfAnalyst IINovember 29, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 02:  Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis gestures to his team during the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on November 2, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers defeated the Timberwolves 93-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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As a Minnesota Timberwolves fan that's going through turmoil with his favorite team on a 15-game losing streak, unfortunately there are a lot of positives followed by more negatives.

A few positives about the Timberwolves:

  • They are fun to watch.
  • They can run, and finish greatly when the run.
  • Ramon Sessions can be a floor general with a very sorry second unit.
  • Ryan Hollins can pick, roll and score with the best of the athletic bigs in the NBA.
  • Corey Brewer plays 100 percent all game every game, despite inefficiency.
  • The coaching staff is the heart of the Wolves.

There are a lot of negative things going on with the Wolves, and some things are very fixable.

After each game, every head coach talks to the media about the games, and Kurt Rambis has hinted at changing the starting lineup.

But the biggest change I think among us in Ramon Sessions becoming the starter.

Twenty-three points off the bench on 10-13 shooting, leading the Wolves in assists, seven assists in his first eight minutes in a game, and Kurt Rambis' praise on constantly getting the team organized.

 

One reasons for the Timberwolves offensive efficiency

I do not think it has anything to do with the triangle offense. In the first half of the second meeting against the Clippers, Jonny Flynn had 10 points and 4 assists, and the Timberwolves led by three.

The main reason for the Wolves shooting 55 percent from the field, and scoring the ball well, was that Flynn was making great decisions on the floor on scoring and distributing the ball. When Jonny Flynn plays well, the Wolves play well.

However, there has been many a game that Ramon Sessions comes off the bench with the whole second unit, and while there's no one to really score the ball, he somehow get's the team back into the game. He often dishes out three-point shots to Pecherov and Pavlovic, but other than that he takes scoring into his own hands.

Ramon Sessions and Jonny Flynn ought to switch up the roles, and Ramon should become the starter.

Jonny Flynn I believe is a better scorer than Ramon Sessions is, due to him actually being able to shoot. Jonny is quicker, and he'd be a flame off the bench. Jonny Flynn is also massively inconsistent with both scoring and distributing.

With our starting five, the Wolves would love to have defensive minded Ramon Sessions to organize the team, get them involved, and more than likely score the ball pretty well as well.

Why have the distributor in Ramon Sessions come off the bench? Once you turn Jonny lose off the bench, and let him go score the ball, things will open up for the second unit, which we NEED, due to the second unit being HORRIBLE.

 

Other possible starting lineup changes

Corey Brewer is likely to remain the starting 2 guard. Ryan Gomes could see his spot fall to Damien Wilkins, given that Ryan Gomes can play the 3 or the 4, and could use his versatility to the second unit. Al Jefferson is our starting 4, and Hollins more than likely will continue to be our starting 5.

Thanks for reading!