Knicks vs. Timberwolves: Love Is Not Enough in T-Wolves’ Struggle for Talent

November 14th, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
As the Minnesota Timberwolves wallow through the fourth season of a miasmic rebuilding process, this season is yet another one of talent evaluation geared towards a future that sits ever beyond the horizon.

Under that heading, let’s take a look at how the T-Wolves performed in a gutty 112-103 win over the New York Knicks to see if a promising future is anywhere in sight.

Kevin Love had a game for the history books: 31 points, 31 boards and five assists sprinkled in for good measure.

Love’s 31 rebounds were definitely aided to an extent by his propensity for missing close-range shots—eight in total. However, his low center of gravity makes him extremely difficult to root out of position; plus, he has immaculate timing of when to jump for loose balls, compensating for the fact that he has zero elevation.

The most important weapon in Love’s rebounding arsenal, though, is clearly his vacuum-like hands. No matter how hard, how soft, what angle and whether it was deflected or not, Love was able to suck in a wide variety of wild loose balls. The ones he couldn’t grab outright, he’d control with soft tips until he was able to ...

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