Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/22/12
When a team has had seven straight losing seasons and appears to be on the brink of winning, it's hard to fault a star for his mistakes.When an injury kills that team's chances two-thirds of the way through what should have been a breakout year, it's even more difficult.When that team is the Timberwolves and that star is Kevin Love, it's impossible to pass judgment. The team lost in spite of him, and it will win because of him if all goes to plan. Right now, the Timberwolves need Love. They need Ricky Rubio as well, but in a different way, as some sort of shaggy-haired boy-wonder sidekick. This is Love's team. It will be built as such, and rightfully so if he continues to produce seasons like his last. Rubio is still at least partially unproven, no matter how much impact he had last season, and Love is on a steady climb to greatness. Around the country, casual fans will know the Timberwolves as Kevin Love, Rubio too, and little else. And as long as there are faces to latch onto, bod...
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