Kevin Love hasn’t always seen eye to eye with the Timberwolves’ brass. And it’s hard to blame him, as the Wolves haven’t exactly been a model of consistency over the last decade or so. But in an interesting twist, Love is reportedly optimistic about the team’s future.
“I made a bold prediction that we would have great success and make the playoffs last year, and I ended up getting hurt,” Love told Sporting News. “So I don’t know what I want to do this year as far as that goes. It is the same kind of feel and expectations, if—if and when—we stay healthy, remain healthy throughout the course of the season. We do have to have some luck on our side like any team in our position. I think that if we are healthy and have a great summer, we’re only going to get better.”
… “As far as how I feel, if I am not 100 percent, I am very close to it. Now, I am able to get back on the court and it feels good.”
With a healthy Ricky Rubio back in the fold, the ninth selection in the coming draft and a new coach in place, the playoffs might not be all that far-fetched for the Timberwolves this season.
FanSided’s own John Adair currently has Minnesota selecting Lehigh’s combo-guard C.J. McCollum with their ninth overall selection and Giannis Antetokunmpo from Greece with their 26th pick. Both could prove to be outstanding complements for the Wolves sooner rather than later. Especially McCollum, who could very well be this year’s Damian Lillard.