Kevin Love Meets the Surprisingly Feisty Minnesota Media

by October 23, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

The Kevin Love Era is underway in Minny, and already, it’s facing some resistance from the local press. Did I mention that said resistance is occurring after having watched Love play in, let’s see here, oh yes, ONE PRE-SEASON GAME?

No matter, some are ready to declare this a “budding disaster”. Fun.

From the Star Tribune:

And when it came to ineptitude, no one compared to Love. The rookie played 24 minutes and went 1-for-10 from the field. He was credited with five rebounds and two turnovers.

There was one glaring impression from the time Love spent on the offensive end: How is this rookie going to get the ball in the basket against NBA big men?

Now, there’s absolutely no doubt that K-Love is going to experience some absolutely atrocious nights on the floor; he’s a rookie after all. Everyone goes through it. And it’s even entirely possible that the Wolves made a terrible mistake when they traded away OJ Mayo on draft night.

That being said, however, wouldn’t it make sense to withhold judgment on the entire thing until, I don’t know, the season officially begins perhaps?