With the pre-season underway and the regular season set to start in a couple of weeks, it's time have a thread to talk about hoops. And to start off I'd like to just say: Why?!?! Why?!?! Why?!?!?! I don't know how the Wolves are going to avoid falling into an early-season hole with both Rubio and Love out. I felt this year's team had the chance to make some noise if Ricky had a good return and Roy's knees held up, but now they're already behind the 8-ball and the regular season hasn't even started yet. God forbid this latest injury means they have to lean even heavier on Roy for scoring, because I'm frankly skeptical he'll even be able to get through the whole season in one piece even with limited minutes. The only silver lining I can see is that this'll give Williams the opportunity to develop more but then even that creates a problem once Love comes back and Williams has to slide back to the 3, especially if he was having good success at the 4. Fuck, they haven't even played a single game yet and I'm ready to give up on the season. Maybe someone else feels good about their team this year and can post something more positive, because I sure as shit ain't feeling it for mine.