What Could Be Positive About the Minnesota Timberwolves' Losing Streak?

Timber WolfAnalyst IINovember 14, 2009

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In an eight game losing skid, there was much positivity to be said about the Wolves when the Wolves came within single figures of beating the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Phoenix Suns.

Now that they have dropped games against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Portland Trailblazers, and the Golden State Warriors, all positivity has almost been dropped, and has Wolves fans hanging their heads pondering the EXTREMELY long season ahead of us.

But all is well, and while the Wolves are on track to be a horrible team, there are some few positives that I'd like to point out.

Kurt Rambis

He appears to really "be Phil Jackson's former right hand man." His knowledge and intelligence of the game is immense, and it actually impresses me about the things he says.

One thing that Phil Jackson always amazed me with, was that he was always critical of his team, and constantly pointing out mistakes, despite a win of 20+ points. Kurt Rambis is the same way, only that the Wolves are losing. He points out many flaws even in stretches where the Wolves are actually playing good basketball.

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Jonny Flynn

If the Wolves weren't running the triangle offense, Jonny Flynn could get buckets whenever he wanted too. It's been highly apparent that he scores whenever Kurt Rambis gives him the OK.

His distribution is getting better, and if he was surrounded by a better executing offense, he could average five-plus assists very easily. He has not scored in single digits yet.

Wayne Ellington

Wayne plays like a developing combo off-guard. He has a lot of skills like Randy Foye had, but something tells me he's going to be a better shooter. Wayne Ellington does a lot of things well, and something tells me that with an increased role, he's going to be a decent rookie.

Kevin Love

At this point, Kevin Love is our franchise big man. If Al Jefferson or Love had to be traded, I highly doubt that Love would be traded.

Kevin Love is our biggest positive heading into the future right now. The only thing we're hoping is that he can bring back that 14 points and 14 rebounds that he was bringing in the preseason.

Notables: Corey Brewer plays a decent all around game, Nathan Jawai has some good moves and with Jefferson out could bring some positivity, Ryan Hollins can block shots, and Ramon Sessions could be trade bait next season.

Thanks for reading!