Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have dealt with an onslaught of injuries to, unfortunately, a lot of their key players, the two months. As the season winds down it's sounding more and more likely that we may have seen the last of guys like Kevin Love & Luke Ridnour, on the court, this season.
Luke Ridnour severely sprained his ankle back on April 2nd vs. the Sacramento Kings. Since then, he's missed the Wolves' last eight games. He's hoping to return for the Timberwolves' last two games (Sunday vs. the Warriors and Thursday vs. the Nuggets).
Kevin Love was hit by an inadvertent elbow to the temple from JaVale McGee while playing the Nuggets on April 11th. He's missed the Wolves' last four games and there's a VERY good chance he won't play again this year. Love said the first five or six days after the injury he was REALLY disoriented and couldn't stand bright lights--saying he just laid in bed. He started the NBA-mandated concussion tests on Wednesday this week in hopes of playing the Wolves' last two games.
Between Luke Ridnour & Kevin Love, Ridnour is more likely to play again this season.
Beyond those two, Darko Milicic is out for the season, as well, with what we've deemed a phantom hamstring injury. Just an excuse to not have to play him this season. His last game was on March 18th. There's a good chance we may have seen the last of him in a Timberwolves uniform as he's a likely trade candidate this summer. It's likely Minnesota won't be able to find anyone willing to take the remaining years and money on his contract: 2 years & $10+ million. There's a good chance he'll be an amnesty candidate this summer.
Minnesota has three games left this season: Thursday vs. Detroit, Sunday vs. Golden State and Thursday vs. Denver.
That's all for now, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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