Saturday, November 24th, 2012 at 11:52 am  |  22 responses

Kevin Love Says He’s ‘Not Too Close’ to 100 Percent

Kevin Love may be back on the floor, and he may be back to putting up monster numbers, but in an interview with CSNNW, the Timberwolves big man says he’s still got a ways to go before he’s feeling like his old self (via PBT): “‘(I’m) not too close (to 100 percent). Still got a ways to go conditioning wise, still need to get my legs, and my hand back, too,’ Love said. ‘I was originally scheduled for eight weeks and I came back in five, so the ball just doesn’t feel right in my hand yet and I mentioned being in shape, too, that goes a long way. There’s just nothing that can replicate getting out there and playing.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    Prediction: derrick williams gets traded within a month. two straight dnp cd’s. theyknow he is at his best at the 4, and now love is back. i don’t buy what some people say that he can’t play the 3, he shot almost 60% from the college 3 at arizona, but having said that, the 4 is his best position. and they have kirilenko playing very well at the 3 and also making 10 mill a year. some team will trade for him based on potential, this dude went like 10-10 from the field last year against the clippers, one of the best individual performances i saw all of last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    what a monster

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    and yet he he’s averaging like 30 and 10 in 2 games lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    He should be traded…they have way to many wings and there is no way that he will ever see the 4 with Love around….trade him for a lottery pick?

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    This guy…

  • uhh

    kevin love come back and the wolves defense collapses this guy…he’ll get praised for his stats but he’ll always put his own team in a position to lose

  • candlewood jhay


    You’re making this too easy.

  • Ben S

    Kevin Love…making himself look good since 2010

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • justin05

    It shows in his gameplay. Minnesota was winning before he came back into the lineup and now look.

  • candlewood jhay


  • Max

    But he aint winning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    You’re welcome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    he’s played two games….he just came back from breaking his hand…is starting point guard is out….give him a break

  • Lucentum

    Marc Gasol recently said in respecto to Randolph: “In the NBA any star can score 20ppp, that’s easy. The hard part is to score 20ppp and have your team win while you do it.”

    He wasn’t talking about Love, but it applies beautifully.

  • Mike From Spain

    The Wolves’ offense is also more stagnant with Kevin Love. But the big thing is that the backcourt offense and defense has been horrible the last three games. That’s more of a factor than K Love’s return. What do you do if your backcourt is two dudes who can’t defend and a rookie, and they are outscored 44 to 2 (this was agains GSW yesterday)

  • Max

    But he’s never done it before either.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    last season they were before injuries

  • Max

    Before an injury to Rubio, yes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    He can’t do it alone…Rubio was his partner….what about Deron Williams? The Nets were horrible with him, because he was the only elite player. Doesn’t mean that he isn’t one of the best players in the league. Same goes for Kevin Love.

  • Max

    That Nets team was injured and sucked a$$.
    But I guess Klove will have to prove me wrong this season.

  • LakeShow

    Can’t wait till the Wolves and Love prove all the haters and doubters wrong.