Found March 26, 2013 on
We have only seen Kevin Love play 18 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season, and there is a chance that may not change before the year is over.
Love broke bones in his shooting hand before the season started and then broke the same bones again in a game against the Denver Nuggets on January 3. He has a CT scan scheduled for later this week to see how the bones are healing.
He is hoping to resume full-contact practice by next week, which could mean he would return to the lineup next week.
However, just because he could does not mean he should. Just like the Cleveland Cavaliers had to ask themselves when Kyrie Irving went down with an injury:
What is the point in a return this season?
The Timberwolves are 24-44, obviously nowhere near the playoff picture. What reason can you give for Kevin Love playing in the last 10 or so games of the year? The risk he runs of re-injuring himself in an inconsequential game is too high to put him out on the floor.
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