Dear Patrick Patterson,
I once covered Toronto sports—the Blue Jays on The Sports Daily network (you can’t find me anymore because I mistakenly blew up the page)—but I’m not a Raptors fan.
I’m a Timberwolves fan.
I tweeted about you a while back:
AND the Raptors fans on Twitter finally paid attention. Here’s what they have to say:
Here’s the worst part:
Okay, let’s be clear: NOT every Raptors fans hate you.
That’s clearly an overreaction!
For every reactionary fan, there are level-headed ones. Here’s one:
Yes, Mr. Patterson, I believe you could be huge for us. Here’s why: if the Timberwolves sign you, Thibs wants you.
He wants you to be one of our players off the bench.
Take note: The Timberwolves have a finite amount of Room Exception: $4,328,000, to be exact.
That’s not chump change to us. That’s money we need to spend wisely, and Thibs will. No doubt.
Now I don’t know the thought process behind Thibs—if I say I do, with 100% certainty, well I’m being disingenuous—but if Thibs pursues you, or 29 other teams (including the Raptors) do, clearly you don’t suck.
It just means you need to find a system that fits you.
Who knows if that’s Thib’s system—Thibs value bigs over shooters—and who knows whether you will be used (extensively) if we sign you.
(Thibs is a secretive guy, in case you didn’t already know)
If Thibs, for whatever reason, pursues you and wants to sign you, that means you’re a fit.
He’s willing to invest in you.
So if your agent calls you back and tells you Thibs would like a meeting, take it.
Forget all the doubts, the negativities that come with the nonsense.
Just remember this: If Thibs signs you, he trusts you, and because he trusts you, I will too.
All the best.
Go Timberwolves! Get your howl on.
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