Rebounds Per Game (RPG): The Timberwolves are being led by Kevin Love in the rebounding department. 15.2rpg is good enough for #2 in the League. Who's #1? The League's #1 Center: Dwight Howard, who is averaging 0.1 more rebounds a game with 15.3. It should be an interesting battle all season long between Love & Howard for the rebounding title.
Steals Per Game (SPG): The Wolves are led by Love in steals per game as well! With 1.4 a game, Love sits at #38 overall. Usually not someone who has a lot of steals, it's surprising to see Love leading the Wolves. In previous seasons a stat that Corey Brewer would usually led Minnesota in, who now plays for the Nuggets. If Rubio sees more time, in a starting role, he could definitely led the Wolves! Ultimately, we can hope that this is a sign that Kevin Love is getting better defensively.
Turnovers Per Game (TOPG): The Wolves are being led by Kevin Love in turnovers per game. I think it may have something to do with Rick Adelman wanting him to get his teammates more involved as well as him handling the ball a bit more on the perimeter & high post. Love is currently averaging 3.8topg. However, he does not qualify as a League Leader for whatever reason--I'm not quite sure... Atop the chart, currently is the Portland Trailblazers swingman Gerald Wallace with 2.5 a game.
Minutes Per Game (MPG): In order to led the Wolves in points, rebounds, steals and turnovers, it helps if you get a lot of minutes as well, Love certainly is. He's currently averaging 39mpg, which places him at #3 overall. However, between him and the #1, all that separates them is 0.3! Dwight Howard is currently #2 with 39.2mpg & the Warriors' Monta Ellis is averaging 39.3 a game. He certainly isn't seeing limited time, like Kurt Rambis was trying the past two seasons. It's also no doubt that Love's weight loss helps him, as he says he's not fatigued as much as he was in the fourth quarters of past seasons.
Three-Point Percentage (3PT%): The Euro-sensation that can pass the ball, but was notorious for not being able to hit shots, is leading the Timberwolves in three-point percentage! Huh, how does that work? According to Rubio, being able to work on his shot this offseason was big. Since he was sixteen and began playing professionally in Europe he basically hasn't stopped, so he never had an extended period of time to work on his shot--like he did this past summer with the NBA lockout. Rubio is currently shooting 50% from deep, which puts him at #19 on the charts. Clearly it's still early and the names on the list are going to shift quite a bit the next month. Evidence of that? Chicago's swingman Ronnie Brewer currently leads the League in 3PT% with 100% from deep on 4 attempts.