Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
UPDATE: Flip Saunders was 'mum' about potentially replacing David Kahn in Minnesota as the President of Basketball Operations. Saunders told Sportscenter "What develops right now is yet to be determined." While he didn't completely dismiss the report he did say that there is no agreement in place as of now. David Kahn had this to say in a very lengthy text message...
"First, I wake up every day knowing it's a privilege to have this job, and not a right. Speculation about our jobs is part of this business, especially when you strip the emotion out of it. Speculation is especially understandable now, as we have a deep and talented team, with several cornerstone players, and will be poised for big success once it regains its health.
This won't be the last we hear on this and once I have new information, I'll be sure to pass that along to you.
According to a report from Steve Aschburner of NBA.com the Minnesota Timberwolves are finalizing a deal that will bring Flip Saunders back to the organization. Not in a head coaching role this time, but instead as the new President of Basketball Operations.
If these reports are indeed true that likely means a number of things...
1.) Kahn's tenure in Minnesota is finally over!
2.) There were many reports of Adelman potentially retiring after this season. One of those reports had him retiring and taking over as GM (for Kahn) and then hiring Elston Turner to replace him on the sidelines. While there's still a chance Adelman could retire, it seems more likely he stays on this season.
During Kahn's time in Minnesota he accumulated an 89-233 record over four seasons and continued the Wolves' near decade-long playoff drought. Add to that, failed experiments with Darko Milicic, Anthony Randolph, Brandon Roy & Michael Beasley; drafting Wes Johnson and Jonny Flynn and hiring Kurt Rambis. While there have been some bright spots (Adelman, Rubio, Shved & Kirilenko) the 'cons' far outweigh the 'pros'.
According to Aschburner's report, both (Glen) Taylor & Saunders were contacted and neither group/person confirmed or denied the report. The two have met several times over the past few weeks, however.
In February 2005 Saunders was fired by Taylor after a 25-26 start to the season. Despite that the two have maintained a good relationship. After Saunders was fired from the Wizards a couple years back, Flip became a studio analyst. Flip says that since his firing from the Wizards head coaching job, he feels a lot more comfortable taking a front office job, as opposed to another coaching gig. Saunders was a main candidate in the Minnesota Golden Gophers new men's basketball coach (after they fired Tubby Smith). The Gophers are Flip's alma-mater, but he eventually lost out to Richard Pitino.
According to the report Flip's contract could run through 2018 and be worth around $9million ($1.8million a year).
Once we get a confirmation on this report, I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks for reading HOWL, stay tuned and GO WOLVES!
The NBA Lottery and NBA Draft are drawing near and that means plenty of content on the Timberwolves' prospects. Today we're focusing on ESPN's Lotto+Mock Draft 'device' to take a look at where the Wolves will be selecting in the lottery and who'd they take with that pick.
So, yesterday morning I decided to visit the site and 'play' the lotto 30 different times. Today I'm bringing you those results...
Record-wise the Wolves are very likely to get the 9th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. However there is a 1.7% chance that they could get the #1 pick (as they did w/20) and could potentially move into the top 3 as well. As you can see there's also a chance the Wolves could move down.
We'll know for sure where the Wolves will be picking on May 21st in the NBA Draft Lottery. Obviously the difference between a Top 3 pick as compared to a 9th or 10th selection is HUGE. As you can see above that's Ben McLemore, Nerlens Noel, Victor Oladipo as compared to C.J. McCollum or Cody Zeller.
If the Wolves were to win the lottery (don't get your hopes up) there's a much better chance that they keep that pick and select a guy like Ben McLemore to shore up the big concerns at shooting guard. Whereas if the Wolves stay in that 9-10 range, the chances of the Wolves trading that pick become much greater.
In my 30 'lotto spins' the Wolves got the #1 pick once, the #2 pick twice, the #3 pick twice, the #9 pick sixteen times and the #10 pick nine times.
With the #1 pick they took Ben McLemore.
With the #2 picks they took Ben McLemore and Nerlens Noel.
With the #3 picks they took Victor Oladipo both times.
With the #9 picks they took C.J. McCollum fifteen times and Cody Zeller once.
With the #10 picks they took C.J. McCollum once and Cody Zeller eight times.
There are a lot of scenarios for the Wolves heading into the draft. If the Wolves land a top three pick, they'll likely keep the pick and address their shooting guard needs through the draft. If they're in the 9-10 range they could move it or they may choose to select a player like Cody Zeller--if they decide to let Nikola Pekovic walk in free agency (PLEASE, NO!!!).
If you'd like to 'play the lotto' yourself, here's the link: ESPN's Lottery Mock Draft.
We'll get more into analyzing the Wolves' draft prospects with our annual Mock Drafts Around the Net series, the first one should be up in early May, so stay tuned for that! As always, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
In a story published this past Thursday on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, Darren Wolfson threw out a scenario in which David Kahn would be ousted as the President Basketball Operations and be replaced with...Rick Adelman!
According to the report, it is a scenario that is being seriously discussed. With Adelman potentially heading towards retirement as a result of his wife's health a position in the Wolves front office would allow him to stay with the franchise, continue to build a successful team and continue to bring in the required pieces to continue towards ending this near decade-long playoff drought.
With Adelman becoming the General Manager, his schedule would be A LOT more flexible and if his wife continues to have health concerns, he'd be able to step away for periods of time.
When Rick Adelman agreed to become the Minnesota Timberwolves' new head coach, one of his requirements was that he'd have the final say on any roster moves that the Wolves make. The trade for Budinger was 100% Adelman, while Roy was 90% Kahn. Basically, Adelman is already the GM, with Kahn simply holding the title and being the 'face'.
In Wolfson's story, he pegged Elston Turner as the head coach that Adelman would likely hire to replace himself. Turner was recently with the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach to Alvin Gentry, but was let go when Phoenix decided to go in a different direction, with Lindsey Hunter as their new interim head coach.
Turner runs the same offensive and defensive sets which would make for a very smooth transition.
With Adelman's place in history secured as the 8th coach to reach 1000 wins and with him getting up in age, there's a good chance he'd take on this new challenge at this stage in his career.
Wolfson says we'll have an answer on Kahn's future with the team by May 15th, which is just prior to the Chicago Pre-Draft Camp.
If Adelman decides to call it a career in coaching, I'd say there's a very good chance he ends up as an integral part of the Wolves' front office. That being said, I would still love for him to return to the sidelines and have a chance to coach a Ricky Rubio, Andrei Kirilenko, Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic squad--help them reach their potential and boost them into the Western Conference playoff picture.
That's all for now, but we should have an answer on Kahn's future in Minnesota in less than a month, so stay tuned! Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
The Minnesota Timberwolves finished the season 31-51, which was bad enough for the 9th-worst record in the NBA. As such, they have the #9 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Wolves do have a small chance of winning the NBA lottery and getting the first overall selection, however. A very small chance. A 1.7% chance. But a chance nonetheless.
The Wolves also own the Memphis Grizzlies' first round selection. Because the Clippers & Grizzlies both finished the season 56-26 they 'tied' for the 25th overall selection. The tie was broken by a coin flip that the Grizzlies (Wolves) lost and thus, the Clippers get the 25th pick and the Wolves get the 26th overall pick.
The Wolves also own two picks in the Draft's second round. Neither of which is their own. Minnesota will select with Brooklyn's 52nd overall pick and Oklahoma City's 58th overall pick.
So, will the Wolves draft a rookie that will be on the roster in 2013-14? Or will they instead look to trade the majority of these picks to get established, veteran players? We'll wait and see. That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
As I’ve said numerous times in numerous posts over the past few weeks, the Minnesota Timberwolves are heading into the offseason with more questions than answers. Today, I’ve decided to delve into those questions and see how many we can answer right now.
To be honest, the majority of these can’t be answered for a while, some of them are rhetorical and probably two or three I can answer at this time.
I'll be updating this post throughout the offseason with new questions & new answers all summer long. Enjoy!
1.) Will Rick Adelman return for the 2013-14 season as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ head coach?
This is one that can’t be answered right now. I don’t have an answer for this one, because Rick Adelman doesn’t even know the answer to this one, right now. Rick did say that he wouldn’t drag this situation out and would have a decision a couple weeks after the season concludes. His decision hinges entirely on the health of his wife Mary Kay. Rick missed 11 games this season to be with her while she was in the hospital. Mary Kay was having some unexplained seizures and unless the doctor gives the Adelmans some good news, there’s a VERY good chance that Rick coached his last game on Wednesday April 17th.
2.) Will David Kahn remain the President of Basketball Operations?
Glen Taylor has been non-committal with David Kahn and his future with the Minnesota Timberwolves. We’ve heard a lot of conflicting reports the past few weeks. Some that said Kahn returning was all but certain, while others had the Wolves already looking at other options (referencing, mainly that Flip Saunders report). There’s a lot of ‘bad’ when it comes to Kahn’s tenure, with a sprinkling of ‘good’ that may keep him around. The bad? Failed experiments with Michael Beasley, Darko Milicic & Anthony Randolph. Lotto picks Wesley Johnson & Jonny Flynn. The Kurt Rambis hire. The good? Getting Ricky Rubio to sign his rookie scale deal. The Rick Adelman hire. Ultimately, the bad outweighs the good. If it were up to 90% of ‘Wolves Nation’ he’d be on the outs. Glen Taylor may very well be in that 10%. I just feel that there are a lot more capable candidates out there. There are some very good GM’s in this League and for a team that already has plenty of punchlines around them, why not eliminate one and get your General Manager on the same level as your head coach?
3.) Will the Wolves (be able to) Resign Nikola Pekovic?
Rick Adelman wants him back. Glen Taylor wants him back. His teammates want him back. Nikola Pekovic ‘100%’ wants to remain in Minnesota. It’d be great for everyone to have him back. He is without a shred of doubt my favorite Timberwolf (maybe ever). In just three years he’s already established himself as one of the NBA’s best offensive centers, one of the NBA’s most physical players and the best center in Minnesota Timberwolves history. He’ll command anywhere from $9million-$14million on the open market. Unfortunately his agent is Mark Bartelstein: the same agent for Kevin Love and the same agent as Al Jefferson. Both big men that had tough negotiations with the Wolves front office. Ultimately the Wolves have had enough roster turnover since KG left town. If they let Pek walk I fear they’re going to lose another boatload of supportive fans. I’m already ‘drooling’ over more continued improvement from Pek and a Love-Pekovic duo. Love spacing the floor with his touch and Pek bruising down low. Without Kevin in the lineup, the defenses just collapsed on Pek and made life miserable for him. He still averaged 16 & 9 while going 20 & 11 to end the year! You can talk all you want about his injury history (missed 20 games this season) but as he continues to develop and adds some more finesse to his game, that should take away from a bit of that constant physical pounding he goes through in the paint night in and night out. I will honestly admit, I’ll be devastated if Nikola Pekovic isn’t a Wolf next season.
4.) Will the Wolves Resign Chase Budinger?
The answer to this question relies heavily on the answer to the first question. If Rick Adelman departs, there’s a good chance that Bud will follow suit. Chase basically came out and said that Adelman’s future in Minnesota goes hand-in-hand with his future in Minnesota. Adelman was the coach that taught Chase how to play and best use his skillset, which was magnified during his single year under Kevin McHale. Resigning Chase has been labeled as a major offseason priority. The Wolves didn’t give up the 18th pick in the 2012 Draft for a one year rental. His knee injury may take his value down slightly, but it’ll still likely cost the Wolves $3million-$5million a year. It’ll be great for Bud to have a full offseason to continue to strengthen that surgically-repaired knee and hopefully get his shooting stroke & explosiveness back. Once we know Adelman’s future, Chase’s will become much, much clearer.
5.) Will Barea/Ridnour/Williams all be on the team, Opening Day?
When it comes to Minnesota Timberwolves trade rumors, look no further than the above three names. Some of the more fickle fans may want to add Kevin Love to that mix, but I’m not even going to dignify that with any more words. We’ve heard the last two seasons that there’s a good chance the Wolves could thin out some of that point guard depth. That means either J.J. Barea or Luke Ridnour could depart via trade. We’ve seen Rick Adelman’s small ball lineups work beautifully, while at other times we’ve cringed as Kobe Bryant or Joe Johnson post up Luke Ridnour for the 100th time in a single game. I’m in the group that believes the Wolves need to lose on of these two point guards. I don’t think I could choose one to trade, however. You love J.J. when he’s ‘on’ and despise him when he’s ‘off’. Ridnour was the only player to play in every game and is a consummate professional. I’d love him as a point guard running the second unit, but I’ve hated him as the starting shooting guard—that’s good in a pinch, but not for the majority of the season! I’d miss those 15-point quarters that J.J. can produce, but if I HAD to make a choice, I’d offer up Barea in trade talks. As far as Derrick Williams goes… D-Will was awful filling in for Love the first time he broke his hand. After 18 games of Love at power forward and a number of DNP-CDs for DWill, Love snapped the hand again and Williams was given another chance. One that he took advantage of. While his play was up and down for night to night, I feel like he’s a player that’s only going to continue to improve. Not every player that comes into the League is going to have an immediate impact. Williams is no Derrick Rose, LeBron James or Kyrie Irving. Give him a couple of years and he’ll continue to show you why he’s worthy of a #2 pick. Does he fit into the Wolves’ long-term plans though? Being a number two pick he does make a pretty good ‘chunk of change’ and for a player that remains pretty inconsistent that’s ultimately seen as a negative. Add to that, his position is pretty much power forward and the fact that he’s playing behind one of the NBA’s best power forwards. With Kevin Love playing 40 minutes a night, where is Derrick going to get the PT that he needs to continue to develop? I was pleasantly surprised at Derrick Williams after the all-star break, but I think the Wolves need to move him this summer and address other needs. Minnesota is in dire need of a genuine shooting guard and they need to have the money to resign Budinger & Pekovic. I don’t know that Derrick will be on the move this summer, but I do know that it’s something the front office is going to take a good, long, hard look at.
6.) Will the Wolves finally address their Shooting Guard Problem(s)?
When was the last time the Wolves had a real shooting guard on the roster? For the past two seasons the Wolves have had to pair Luke Ridnour with Ricky Rubio in the backcourt. While Ricky was out with the knee injury, Wesley Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Brandon Roy, Malcolm Lee & Alexey Shved all saw time as the team’s starting shooting guard the past two seasons. As I talked about before, sometimes that small ball lineup can work, but it isn’t something you should be relying on night in and night out. So, how can the Wolves FINALLY go about addressing their glaring need at shooting guard? The NBA Draft offers up some intriguing prospects: Ben McLemore, Victor Olapido, Tim Hardaway Jr. etc. However, from everything I’ve heard it sounds as though the Wolves will instead decide to try and obtain a veteran shooting guard, whether that be via trade or free agency. I really like Victor Olapido and would love for the Wolves to draft him, however I understand the need for an immediate upgrade and immediate results from that two-spot. With a lot of the free agency money going to Pekovic & Budinger, I’d say a trade is on the horizon.
7.) Where will the Wolves be picking in the 2013 NBA Draft? Will they trade their picks?
The order for the NBA Draft will be decided on May 21st at the annual NBA Draft Lottery. As of right now, the Wolves hold two first round picks (theirs & Memphis’) and two second round picks (Brooklyn’s & Oklahoma City’s). Memphis’ pick is 26th overall, Brooklyn’s is 52nd overall and Oklahoma City’s is 58th overall. Because Minnesota’s will be a lottery selection, they won’t know for sure where they’re picking until May 21st. Record-wise the Wolves own the 9th overall selection with a 1.7% chance of winning the lottery. Chances are VERY good that we’ll be picking #9. So, will the Wolves keep that pick? I honestly have no idea, but if I had to venture to guess, I’d say that they probably don’t want another young rookie on the roster and instead want veteran players that know their strengths and weaknesses and can contribute a lot, immediately. Does that mean the Wolves are going to trade all four of their picks? Doubtful. Will we see a draft night trade that involves the Wolves? Probable.
8.) Will Andrei Kirilenko ‘pick up’ his $9.7million player option for 2013-14?
On one hand I can’t see Kirilenko leaving $10million on the table by declining his player option. On the other hand, I can understand him declining that option and seeking a deal that has guaranteed money in a multi-year deal. Kirilenko opting for free agency and resigning with the Wolves for $5million-$7million a year helps them by freeing up cap space to ensure that Pekovic & Budinger are both on the roster next season, but you also run the risk of paying the injury prone AK big money for a number of years. His injury history is a concern, but his talent can’t be argued. Kirilenko was asked to do A LOT this season. With the injuries to Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic & Ricky Rubio. Kirilenko was asked to carry more of a load offensively, while continuing to be Minnesota’s defensive anchor. Assuming all the key pieces are back next season, Kirilenko will go back to be a third or fourth option on offense behind Love, Pek & hopefully a great shooting guard. I was REALLY excited about the Kirilenko-Love-Pek frontcourt coming into last season, but we really didn’t get to see much of that and because when Love did play it was quite ugly, we haven’t seen this group at its full potential. Add a healthy Ricky Rubio and a capable shooter and…is it October yet?!?!
9.) Will Mickael Gelabale & Chris Johnson be on the roster next season?
When Gelly & Johnson signed rest-of-the-season deals following the second 10-day contracts. It turns out the contracts they sign included a non-guaranteed deal for 2013-14. Adelman said during the final weeks of the season that they’ve liked what they saw out of Mickael & Chris—they have some work to do this summer, but they’ll definitely have a chance to make the roster. I definitely liked what I saw from them both this season and I felt the reason they didn’t get a lot of time in the latter part of the season, just because Adelman trusted guys like Budinger & Stiemsma more. There’s a maximum of 15 players to a roster, it’ll just come down to whether or not the Wolves have room after their other offseason moves. I’d say there’s a good chance that if they don’t make Minnesota’s final roster, they may be able to find a home elsewhere in the NBA.
10.) Both Dante Cunningham & Greg Stiemsma have Team Options for 2013-14, Will Minnesota ‘pick them up’?
There was a report from 1500 ESPN Twin Cities that the Wolves intend to pick up both of their contracts. That story broke shortly after the All-Star break. I definitely want Dante Cunningham back and I definitely don’t want Greg Stiemsma back. Stiemsma is one of my least favorite Timberwolfs ever. I just don’t understand paying Stiemer almost $3million for six fouls a block and multiple blown layups in 12 minutes of play. You could pay Jason Collins the veteran’s minimum and get the same production! Stiemsma did have some better games down the stretch while Pek battled injuries, but I adamantly believe there are other big men out there they could sign who could contribute more. Nonetheless, they’ll both likely be back in 2013-14.
11.) Will Glen Taylor still be the majority team owner next season?
It’s been rumored for quite some time now that Glen Taylor is looking to sell part of the team and slowly bring along that person or group as minority owners and then eventually sell his majority stake to said person/group after an agreed upon time. A big part of Taylor’s requirements are that the person/group he sells to agrees to keep the team in Minnesota (among other requirements). Because he hasn’t been able to find anyone who fits all those requirements, there have been little talks about selling the team. There’s not a doubt in my mind that Glen Taylor will still be the owner in 2013-14.
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Rick Adelman has been quoted recently that this may be his final season as an NBA head coach. That's due in large part to the health of his wife Mary Kay.
While no decisions have been made yet, there remains a good chance that the Wolves may be in the market for a new head coach this summer.
Rick says he won't drag the process out and should have a decision in the next couple weeks. Once the season is over he'll consult with Mary Kay and her doctors. The problem is, they really don't have any idea what is causing this health scare (seizures) for Mary Kay and unless they can find some sort of tangible diagnosis, Rick may step down after two seasons with the Wolves.
The way Adelman has talked about the team and the future and what he's looking for next season in regards to players, it sounds as though this is someone who will remain in Minnesota. Glen Taylor says they're going into the offseason with the assumption that Rick is their head coach--that is, unless/until they hear otherwise. Taylor also added that he's behind whatever decision Adelman makes, 100%.
When asked if a guy like Terry Porter (who coached 11 games this season when Adelman was with his wife) could be Minnesota's new/next head coach, he responded, "Not sure about that. If Rick were to leave, I would want to think about all options we have available to us. My thought process right now would be to not look at just one person."
While Adelman's future with the team remains in limbo, so does David Kahn's. While their have been some reports that he'll return to his position as President of Basketball Operations in 2013-14, there have been other conflicting reports that say, he may be out.
Add to that, Nikola Pekovic's future with the team and the Wolves continued need for a quality shooting guard and perimeter shooting; we head into the offseason with more questions than answers.
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David Kahn decided in early January that Brandon Roy wouldn't suit up again for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He's recently made another decision, in that Brandon Roy won't be back with the team in 2013-14.
Roy only played five regular season games for the Timberwolves, before the pain begin to emerge in his knee. At the time it seemed like he'd be able to return in a couple weeks. He didn't, about a month or so later, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. He was scheduled to be out for a month and was hoping to return in the new year. He didn't and has been out ever since. Recently we've seen him manning the sidelines in his suit.
There was a report about a week ago that he was hoping to play at least one more game this season. He was hoping he could play in one of the Wolves' final two home games. The first was on Saturday vs. the Suns--Roy was still sitting on the bench in his suit. The last comes tomorrow vs. the Jazz.
You can add the Brandon Roy signing to the long list of failures for David Kahn during his tenure in Minnesota. That includes: drafting Syracuse busts Jonny Flynn & Wesley Johnson and attempting to revitalize the careers of Darko Milicic, Anthony Randolph & Michael Beasley and picking Kurt Rambis as the Wolves head coach a number of years ago.
Kahn did finally convince Ricky Rubio (after months of 'wooing') to sign his rookie scale deal two seasons ago as well as helping bring Rick Adelman to Minnesota as the new Wolves head coach.
The Wolves have now returned to square one in search of their starting shooting guard. It'll be interesting to see what the Wolves do this summer. Will they grab one of the young prospects like Olapido or McLemore? Or will they go after one of the free agents like Kevin Martin, O.J. Mayo, Tony Allen, Monta Ellis or J.J. Redick?
Maybe a bigger question: Will David Kahn still be the GM in 2013-14? Even more pertinent, will Rick Adelman still be the head coach?
As always the Wolves enter the summer with a lot more questions than answers. Stay tuned for all the updates, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
For the first time since 2008-09 (Al Jefferson) a Minnesota Timberwolf has been named as the Western Conference's Player of the Week.
For April 1st through April 7th Nikola Pekovic takes home the honors. Over that time, Nikola averaged 25 points per game and 8.5 rebounds, while the Timberwolves went 3-1. On the other side of the Conference, Carmelo Anthony's hot shooting earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week as the Knicks went 4-0 and he averaged 41.8ppg.
It's great to see a Timberwolf recognized, especially a guy like Pekovic. Thanks to Pek's big offensive numbers, the Wolves were able to secure that 3-1 record (Ricky Rubio & Andrei Kirilenko played big parts in that too) and we know that's a big reason he got the nod. Had Pek averaged 30 points and 15 rebounds and the Wolves still went 0-4, he wouldn't be the Player of the Week.
The most surprising part about this is that Kevin Love never won the award in the past couple seasons--in which he really played very well. It has to come with a bit of luck when you're playing in a conference with guys like Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kobe Bryant & Chris Paul.
Here's hoping he continues his stellar play on Tuesday night when the Wolves travel to Oakland to take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. Stay tuned for a preview! Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
No that's not a typo, it was announced today that Kevin Love will be having another surgery, this one on his knee that will effectively end his 2012-13 campaign.
Love will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee to remove a buildup of scar tissue. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City later this week.
The recovery time will be roughly 4-6 weeks and he's expected to be at full-strength by early June (at the latest). This way he'll have all summer to get his body 'right' and ready for training camp in the fall.
Love has played only 18 games this season thanks to breaking his right hand...twice! Once in the preseason and again in a game at Denver on January 3rd. He underwent surgery the second time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Perhaps he has a punch card and the next surgery is on the house?
In those 18 games, Love averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds a game.
Kahn said the hand is basically healed and Love's been shooting the ball very well, but the issue has been his knee. The ultimately waited until the last possible second in hopes that he could still play again this season. Surgery on the knee wasn't done earlier because Kevin didn't think it was serious enough, however the pain got to be too much during his recovery.
So, there it is, it's finally official: Kevin Love won't be playing again this season.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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