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Ricky Rubio won't be in the lineup when the Minnesota Timberwolves open the season against Sacramento. Neither will Kevin Love.
Love is out for at least a month with a broken shooting hand and Rubio is not expected back until mid-December at the earliest with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Even without their two best players, the Timberwolves feel better equipped to survive.
The Wolves targeted experience and depth in the offseason. They brought in Brandon Roy, Andrei Kirilenko, Dante Cunningham and Greg Stiemsma. They hope those additions will help them avoid a similar fate than they endured last year, going 5-20 after Rubio was hurt.
Minnesota opens the regular season at home Nov. 2 against Sacramento.
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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love had his head shaved by Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, who lost his mother in 2003 after she suffered a brain hemorrhage during treatment for breast cancer, is extremely dedicated to bringing awareness of the disease and raising funds for [...]
MINNEAPOLIS Before Kevin Love's injury, he spoke a bit about being out of shape from the Olympics. He likely meant something closer to "tired" or "not at his peak training," but in the aftermath of his broken hand, it wasn't too farfetched to wonder whether knuckle push-ups were just an example of the power forward pushing himself too hard to get back...
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Last season, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love's massive beard became a thing. How long was he going to let it grow? How hot does it get? Was it a superstituion? Seriously, when was he shaving?Now, it's Love's lack of hair that has people talking. On Wednesday, as part of his Spreadlove community outreach program, Love tweeted a YouTube video of Arizona Cardinals...
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Last season, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love's massive beard became a thing. How long was he going to let it grow? How hot does it get? Was it a superstituion? Seriously, when was he shaving?
Now, it's Love's lack of hair that has people talking. On Wednesday, as part of his Spreadlove community outreach...
It's normal for many professional athletes to shave their heads but Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love shaved his head for a good cause.
Kevin got his head shaved by Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald to help promote breast cancer awareness.
The fine folks over at Cosby Sweaters have the down low on each of their charities:
The two are spreading...
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Kevin's points. Kevin's rebounds. Replacing Kevin.
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is out right now as he recovers from a broken hand. But that doesn’t mean he’s not “in the game”. Love teamed up with Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald to show support for Breast Cancer awareness month. Love allowed Fitzgerald to play barber all to raise awareness and funds [...]