Archives For Will Conroy

No huge surprises here. Kevin Love made the team; Brandon Roy made the team. Alexei Shved is from Russia, Greg Stiemsma is still tall, and etc. Interesting that Will Conroy managed to sneak onto the team along with the Wolves’ small army of PG’s and combo guards. On the other hand, he played with good energy during the preseason and, for the most part looked like he belonged on the floor. Plus, you may have heard that the starting point guard is hurt. Anyway, these are your Timberwolves:

 

2012-13 Minnesota Timberwolves Opening Night Roster

 

NO. PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/FROM

YRS

17 Lou Amundson F/C 6-9 225 12/07/82 UNLV/USA 6
11 José Juan Barea G 6-0 175 06/26/84 Northeastern/Puerto Rico 6
10 Chase Budinger F 6-7 218 05/22/88 Arizona/USA 3
 5 Will Conroy G 6-2 195 12/08/82 Washington/USA 2
33 Dante Cunningham F 6-8 230 04/22/87 Villanova/USA 3
47 Andrei Kirilenko F 6-9 235 02/18/81 CSKA Moscow/Russia 10
  8 Malcolm Lee G 6-5 200 05/22/90 UCLA/USA 1
42 Kevin Love F 6-10 250 09/07/88 UCLA/USA 4
14 Nikola Pekovic C 6-11 290 01/03/86 Panathinaikos/Montenegro 2
13 Luke Ridnour G 6-2 175 02/13/81 Oregon/USA 9
  3 Brandon Roy G 6-6 211 07/23/84 Washington/USA 5
  9 Ricky Rubio G 6-4 180 10/21/90 FC Barcelona/Spain 1
  1 Alexey Shved G 6-6 190 12/16/88 CSKA Moscow/Russia R
34 Greg Stiemsma C 6-11 260 09/26/85 Wisconsin/USA 1
  7 Derrick Williams F 6-8 241 05/25/91 Arizona/USA 1

 

It wasn’t a pretty preseason opener in many ways, but the Wolves got to debut some new faces and beat up on an incomplete Pacers team for the victory.

Between the poor 3-point shooting, the grainy Fargo television feed coming through NBA League Pass, lots of turnovers, and a lot of missed free throws, it would have been pretty easy to want to look away from our first glimpse at what the Wolves have to offer this year. Plus, D.J. Augustin was the main point guard for Indiana due to George Hill sitting out and nobody wants to watch him play starter’s minutes. However, we got to watch Wolves basketball once again and it was pretty fun to see the new direction the team is going.

I’m not going to try to find an overarching storyline with a preseason game and look for how it affects the team moving forward. It’s preseason after all. So let’s just try to look at what each individual player did and file it away for later use.  Continue Reading…