Dec 29, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) against the Phoenix Suns at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Suns 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves: Kevin Love: "I Feel Great"

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves was limited to just 18 games this season due to a broken hand and a knee surgery ended his season early. But he wants to put the season that was behind and focus on the future.

According to the Timberwolves’ PR Twitter account, Love is feeling great and said that Minnesota fans should be excited for things that are to come. If anything, the statement is encouraging for Wolves fans, who had little reason to be excited in the 2012-13 season.

While Ricky Rubio returned to the lineup following a torn ACL, the rest of the Wolves roster crumbled. Brandon Roy proved to be a failed project as his knees gave up on him. Chase Budinger played in just 23 games due to a torn lateral meniscus, while Josh Howard was released mid-season due to a torn ACL.

Minnesota could not shake the injury bug this season, and the team’s playoff aspirations quickly evaporated.

Next season the franchise will look to turn the corner, as David Kahn has been replaced by Flip Saunders and Love will have the summer to further strengthen his body. In  the 2011-12 season Love established himself as one of the best, if not the best, power forwards in the game of basketball. In that year he averaged 26 points and 13.3 rebounds, while shooting 37.2 percent from behind the 3-point line.

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