Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 in shape.They weren't.Love has a strenuous workout routine, which he's happy to talk about, and really, it's doubtful that he was all that worried about whether he'd be in shape for the upcoming season. Of course he would have been.While reading ESPN The Magazine this morning, I found an interesting blurb about Olympians crashing and burning in the season after the Games. Turns out, empirical studies of the 92 players who have played in the five Olympics since 1992 proves that assuming players fresh off the Games are going to struggle is fundamentally wrong. According to the study, 34 players posted better statistics the season after ...
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