Column: The New Wolves Resolutions For 2013-14
The New Wolves Resolutions For 2013-14
I’ve never been big on New Year’s Resolutions. They just seem really overdone, and part of it is probably the fact that once New Year’s Day rolls around you know you’re never going to get a Treadmill when you want one for the next month and a half. They are often short-lived yet still very annoying.
But as I was coming back from a run in Mankato during Training Camp this week, I ran into one of the players in the hotel lobby and a couple things crossed my mind. One, I haven’t been working out as much as I’d like to lately. And two, the Wolves are back in full swing, beginning a new season and going full speed at camp with such ferocity that Kevin Martin offered this week he’d rather play preseason games every night than go through daily Rick Adelman practices.
It got me thinking: For these guys, it’s a new season. This is their New Year. Much like we felt about September when we were students, October is the new beginning for NBA players.
With that, I present to you the New Wolves Resolutions for 2013-14.
I’ll keep it local, and I’ll start with myself. Since it was my idea and I’ve been incredibly lazy when it comes to working out this summer, I’m taking this opportunity to get out and exercise 3-4 days per week during the season. If I can attack this initiative with the same efficiency I’ve used with my annual New Year’s Resolution (which is to not declare a New Year’s Resolution at all), I should be in great shape by January.
One thing I’ve noticed about the Wolves in camp is that they’re working hard and are extremely competitive every day. The aches and pains of camp are there, and they’re itching to take the floor for against CSKA Moscow on Monday at 7 p.m. at Target Center (which is scheduled to be televised on Fox Sports North). They’ve run a lot of sprints, they’ve played a lot of scrimmage ball and they’re seemingly tired of facing themselves in 5-on-5. It’s time to face a new challenge.
And as the Wolves get into these new challenges, I’ve comprised a few resolutions for the team here in 2013-14. I submit to you a few right here…
And with that, we’ve got an NBA season to get to. Feel free to make some resolutions of your own here in October. You can work on your as I work on mine and the Wolves work on theirs. We’ll catch up in late-April and see where we stand.