MINNEAPOLIS When your star player is halfway across the world and speaking out about what will happen if he doesn't win and win soon, it's easy to panic. Natural, even.
The Timberwolves without Kevin Love oh no oh no what are we going to do this is terrible he's abandoning us just like Kevin Garnett how will we ever recover I need a psychologist.
But before those hasty and incoherent thoughts start racing through every Minnesota fan's mind, wait just one frantic breath. Realize that the people who could have panicked didn't. From where we sit on the cusp of August, it appears that David Kahn and the team took in Love's comments basically more intense versions of what he'd been saying all season with a notion of calm. They didn't just latch onto the notion of winning and begin building willy-nilly; they determined what kind of winning might be feasible and built for that.
We may not still be saying this come March, but that's the heartbreaking beauty of sports. For now, when n...