Thank God that the short window of nice Minnesota weather is behind us and we can get back to our usual routine of spending 1 or 2 nights per week inside Target Center watching the Wolves, amiright? The fun parts of preseason are seeing the new faces and looking for signs of change, good or bad, that could impact the team’s chances at regular (and post!) season success. Two years ago at the home preseason debut, I was taken by how big and athletic Michael Beasley was, and the ease with which he could rise up for clear looks at the basket. Though Beas has enough weaknesses to offset this strength, it has been one that serves him well in giving his team a scoring punch. This was evident in a single viewing of a game that didn’t actually *matter*. Last year was Ricky’s debut. We did our best to temper enthusiasm, but the passes he was delivering were unlike anything we’d seen. Ricky had eyes on all sides of his head, it seemed. Like with Beasley’s dribble jumpers, Ricky’s passing wizardry carried over into the real games and he’s now one of the league’s most marketable young stars.
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