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Old 10-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

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The Minnesota Timberwolves worked hard in the offseason to add talented veterans and make the roster deeper and better able to withstand injuries.

Kevin Love's broken right hand is about to put that depth to a serious test. The two-time All-Star will miss the next six to eight weeks after breaking his right hand in a workout.
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

Well, I said this in the other thread, but it's time to see what Derrick Williams really has. If Love comes back 100% and Williams seriously ups his trade value, this may all work out. Otherwise, it's possible that the Wolves dig themselves an early hole without Rubio and Love, miss the playoffs, and Kevin spends next summer grumbling about leaving.
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

This has to mean that Williams starts, right? Him and AK are both kind of hybrid 3/4 types anyway, right? This team won't sniff .500 until Rubio and/or Love get back, right?
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

IMO, Williams has to start. If he shows a bit more consistency this year and the remaining players remain healthy, then I think this team will be good/deep enough to hang around the .500 mark.
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

I just worry that having a starting line-up with Ridnour, Reconstructed Roy, Pek, and now Williams in it is going to have a very tough time getting stops. Call me crazy.
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

AK will be starting too. Will it be the most glamorous defense? No, but I think it will be enough to tread water.
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Re: Wolves' Kevin Love out 6-8 weeks

They were going to tread water best case scenario with Love before Rubio got back. Do you guys not remember how awful they were once Ricky went down last year?
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