Michael Beasley or Kevin Love: Who Is The MN Timberwolves’ Dominant Player?

November 13th, 2010 by Michael Botsford Leave a reply »
In September of 2010, David Kahn, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ GM, took the slightly unexpected step of advertising to the fans that the Timberwolves were not going to win a championship. That much was obvious; he could have stated the Pope was a Catholic and that Justin Bieber sings like a girl in the same sentence. But he also said:

"The reality is, we are still lacking a dominant player—our version of Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade or Kevin Durant—and that will remain an item at the top of the To-Do list. It's possible this player could emerge from within the roster."

Too right, it’s possible. What’s taken Wolves fans by surprise is just how possible it is, and how they are certainly not lacking in contenders to be the dominant player. As I see it, there are two men jostling for the role: Michael Beasley and Kevin Love.

Michael Beasley arrived from the Miami Heat, and in what was otherwise a great summer for the South Beach folks, letting Michael Beasley go for so little was a real mistake, however you look at it. Yes, it meant that LeBron James could sign, but it was still a bad move.

But it was great for th ...

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