In the forest there are only sheep in wolf skins

In the forest there are only sheep in wolf skins
105 to 104, after a double overtime win over the Kings, the Timberwolves’ long losing streak finally ended. The battle suffered an 11-game losing streak. The last time they won, they had to reverse it to November 28 a month ago.However, the situation in the Timberwolves has completely changed this season. At the beginning of the season, under the leadership of Downs and Wiggins, they once stabilized in the top four in the west. Now they are beaten back to the original and ranked in the bottom of the west.  From Garnett to Jefferson, to Love, Downs, this Minnesota NBA team has played too many All-Star players, but in the past ten years, the record has been high and low.It seems that it has become an “insulator” in the playoffs. Since 2004, there has been only one playoff experience. In the 2019-2020 season, this spell is still destroying the Timberwolves.  ● The old road has been going high and low every year, and it is undeniable that he missed the playoffs. As the first “Wolf King” of the Timberwolves, Garnett led the team to become the traditional western strong team in the late 1990s and early this century, from 1997 to 2004In 2014, the Timberwolves broke into the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. In the summer of 2004, the team encountered O’Neal and Kobe Bryant’s pinnacle Lakers in the Western Conference finals. They regretted that they missed the finals.  However, since then, neither Garnett’s last season with the Timberwolves, nor Jefferson, Love, Downs and other subsequent “wolf kings” have returned the Timberwolves to the playoffs.  The star’s personal data is amazing. The team was very aggressive at the beginning of the season and was once in the forefront of the West. However, the transportation season went on, and it fell behind in the fierce competition in the West. Eventually, it missed the playoffs.This seems to have become the Timberwolves’ annual death cycle, and it is difficult for any headed star and coach to break this law.  Of course, the 2017-2018 season is the only exception.Timberwolves coach Sibodudu brought his disciple Butler to the team, and formed the “Big Three” with Downs and Wiggins. In April 2018, the Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets in the regular season and directly hit the Nuggets.8 buzzer to advance to the playoffs.  However, through Butler’s disappearance with the Timberwolves last season and leaving the team midway, the Timberwolves have returned to the old road in the past two years, and this season’s trajectory is particularly obvious.  In the first 11 games of the 2019-2020 season, the Timberwolves were in a raging situation, once winning 7 wins and 4 losses, ranking in the top four in the west. That momentum is not inferior to the Lakers, Clippers and Nuggets.The good times don’t last long. The team’s win rate declined in mid-November. Since the November 28 defeat of the Spurs, the Timberwolves have ushered in a month-long losing streak.After defeating the Kings on December 27, the Timberwolves avoided an awkward record of 12 consecutive losses, but the record was only 11 wins and 19 losses, leading only the Pelicans and Warriors in the west.  ● The two champions of the dilemma have tried their best, and the record is left before Butler left the Timberwolves. He and the team are well known. The outside world generally believes that Butler chose to leave the team, and younger Downs and Wiggins.The attitude of the players has a lot to do.For more than a year, he has also been famously speaking outright, saying that Downs and Wiggins are wasting talent.  Wiggins was the No. 1 pick in 2014, and was traded by the Cavaliers to the Timberwolves that summer. Downs was the No. 1 pick in the Timberwolves in 2015.Since the 2015-2016 season, this year has been the fifth season jointly led by the top picks of the two countries. The team’s record is still so bad that they are naturally pushed to the cusp.  In all fairness, in the past 4 seasons, the Timberwolves have a strong track, but the record is not ideal. As the star, Downs and Wiggins do have certain responsibilities.But this season, both of them have played the best and most efficient career season, and the attitude on the court has also been controversially improved. The Timberwolves record and rankings are still alternating. They are also somewhat helpless.  Downs averaged 26 points per game before playing against the Kings on December 27.5 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, hitting a 3-pointer as high as 41.8%, multiple data reached a career high; Wiggins averaged 25 points per game, 5.2 rebounds, compared to 18 last season.1 point, 4.8 rebounds, a very big improvement.  ”We are fortunate to be in the Western Division, which is both a lucky and a worrying spell.Fortunately, we can see the pick-and-roll of many top players, but there are always new things to adjust and adapt.”It’s not difficult to hear a trace of helplessness from Downs’s words. The implication is that even if he and Wiggins continue to improve, if the team itself has not changed, it will be difficult to compete with the top western teams.”  ● The coach has limited authority and lacks the ability to wait for the beginning of the year. The Timberwolves coached Timberwolves for nearly three seasons after class. Assistant coach Ryan Sanders temporarily took the pointer.This summer, the Timberwolves leaders agreed to be the official coach, and Ryan Sanders immediately changed his position. According to the boss Glen Taylor ‘s statement, “I hope that Sanders Jr. can succeed because I like him very much, and I hope that our teamEveryone can succeed.”For the outside world, the Timberwolves’ decision to participate is not surprising.As the son of the Timberwolves meritorious coach Philip Sanders, and for many years as a teaching assistant on the team, Ryan Sanders naturally has the highest voice.  Philip Sanders is the greatest head coach in the history of the Timberwolves and a mentor of Garnett. He created the most glorious years of the Timberwolves, the best regular season in team history, and led the team in the playoffs.create.In 2015, Philip Sanders died of cancer, and his son took over his father’s mantle. The Timberwolves expect this to be a good story.  In fact, as the youngest coach in NBA history, 33-year-old Ryan Sanders apparently still owes a little bit of coaching ability.  Although young does not mean that there is no prestige, it does affect its right to speak on the team. Even in the young team of the Timberwolves, Ryan Sanders is only two years older than the 31-year-old Teague.Counted as peers.In many games, no matter how many times Ryan Sanders called for timeouts, players such as Teague, Covington, Okoji are still fighting on the field, and it is naturally difficult to win without a rule.  ”This is no secret, our team is in a state of panic now.”Lean Sanders also admitted that the Timberwolves are in a difficult period during the long losing streak. He and the coaching staff are looking for ways to help everyone get rid of their burdens and return to normal track. At least for now, this young handsomeNo panacea has been found to rescue the team.  Writer / Sauna, Ye Wang Xu Bangyin