Time is running out on Kevin Love's season. The Minnesota Timberwolves' star power forward says his surgically repaired right hand is better than when he broke it in the preseason, and he's hoping to return in time for the Wolves' last 15 to 20 games of the season.
The Timberwolves have 29 games left, so that would put Love's timeline for return at around mid-March, or more conservatively, the end of March.
The Associated Press reported that Love will meet with a doctor within the first 10 days of March. That's the good news. The bad: Love hasn't started basketball-related activities.
It's been a frustrating year for fantasy owners who drafted Love, who would have been a top-five pick in fantasy drafts had he not injured his hand.
Love has played in just 18 games and averaged 18.3 points and 14 rebounds. However, he has shot a sad 35.2 percent from the field and 70.4 from the free-throw line (both figures well below his career averages of 44.9 percent and 81.3 percent respectively).
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