Is Kevin Love’s Unlucky Re-Broken Hand Actually a Plus for Timberwolves?

January 5th, 2013 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »
Kevin Love added to the Minnesota Timberwolves' ever-growing list of injury woes when he re-broke his right hand in a game against the Denver Nuggets on Jan. 3 (via

At the time, the play looked bad, as Love appeared to get tangled up with Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala and immediately grimaced in pain. But nobody expected the news about Love's injury to be quite so dire.

Of course, coach Rick Adelman may have known more than he was letting on in his postgame interviews, according to Hardwood Paroxysm:

When Adelman said in Denver post-game Love couldn't shoot at all, that probably should have been a sign.

— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) January 5, 2013 The Timberwolves power forward had been struggling through the worst shooting season of his career after initially breaking the same hand on Oct. 17. So while it's never a good thing when a team loses its best player, Love clearly wasn't himself after coming back from the first break. And the repetition of the injury certainly raises questions about whether Love rushed back:

In text, Love says his hand "never really got right" after his return ...

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