Found June 06, 2013 on
A lot of NBA players will be making the rounds as the sports world turns its attention to the NBA Finals. It is always nice to be reminded of some of the players that did not make the Playoffs and remember that they do exist.
That goes double for Kevin Love, who played in only 18 games this season and averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game. Whether it was a broken hand or nagging knee issues, Love just could not stay on the floor. And a bright season for the Timberwolves came crashing down. Ricky Rubio, Alexey Shved and Nikola Pekovic are good, but Love makes them really interesting.
Love was on the ESPN campus talking about his preparation for the offseason and his relationship with new Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunders:
Love said he is happy in Minnesota and is excited to get going with guys like Rick Adelman and Flip Saunders in the fold for the near future in Minnesota. Love is excited to move forward.
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love was lost for the season when he had to have knee surgery. That, along with a broken hand, limited Kevin Love to play in just 18 games, and the Timberwolves failed to reach the playoffs due to other injuries as well. Kevin Love appears confident in the team next season, if they can stay healthy, says ESPN.In a tweet made by the Timberwolves...
Kevin Love has three guaranteed years and a player option for a fourth season remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love did not receive the maximum five-year deal from former Timberwolves president David Kahn.
"I know that there's a lot that goes into it, especially … the new CBA," Love said. "I think it's just the way it goes sometimes...
Injuries took their toll on the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season as star players Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio missed significant time. With another disappointing finish, the T-Wolves finally fired general manager David Kahn this off-season and brought in Flip Saunders as President of Basketball Operations to try and right the ship.
The health (and happiness) of Love and Rubio...
It was contrived. It was in front of a national radio audience. It was cheesy.
But for a fan base yearning for any positive inkling to cling to, it sounded great.
In case you missed it:
Flip Saunders calls into ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," which Minnesota Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love co-hosted Thursday morning.
Love, who at 24 appears to have his...
The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in moving up in the June 27 draft to select Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo has thus far declined to work out for the Timberwolves, because his representatives need reason to believe Minnesota can move up to Orlando's spot at No. 2, Washington's spot at No. 3 or Charlotte's spot at No. 4.
Oladipo is projected as a top-six choice by various outlets.
You see, what had happened was… The NBA Draft is exactly three weeks away and with no sure-fire superstars this year, the top of the draft still remains a mystery. Washington currently owns the 3rd overall pick and most Wizards outlets have Grunfeld selecting Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett. Both players would fit a need for the Wiz Kids and I would be ecstatic with either pick...