Kevin Love Is the Key To Kurt Rambis’ Triangle Offense

August 3rd, 2010 by Matt Bick Leave a reply »

The vaunted triangle offense that Timberwolves head coach Kurt Rambis has installed at Target Center is entirely dependent on having speed on the floor and the ability to move the ball quickly.

While on offense, the team must be filled with shooting threats around the arc and have a low-post presence.  All players must be able to move the ball and rotate to fill holes.  The fast break becomes an even more critical part of the overall strategy, with Rambis putting great emphasis on being able to run opponents to death, getting quick points on the fly.  In fact, having a player on the floor who can consistently make good outlet passes would be ideal.

Sound familiar?

It should.  The power forward role in the triangle offense is perfectly suited to Kevin Love’s skill set.  The UCLA product arrived in Minnesota in a draft night trade with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008 that sent shooting guard OJ Mayo the opposite direction.  Love’s skill set intrigued then-GM Kevin McHale, who, ironically, was Love’s id ...

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