Mar 5, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) reacts to a call in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 95-94. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Despite missing the final seven games of the season, Kevin Love is reportedly healthy and ready to compete for one of the 12 rosters spots on Team USA.
Love, who for the second straight year was an All-Star, missed the final seven games of the season after sustaining a mild concussion on April 11 in Denver. He is, however, on schedule to be among the 18 players who will compete for 12 Team USA roster spots. The tryouts will be in Las Vegas from July 6-12.
From the Pioneer Press article:
"He has told me he's feeling really strong, and one of his trainers told me he has been 'killing it' for the last two weeks," Timberwolves President David Kahn said Tuesday of Love's workouts. "He's working very, very hard....
"I expect him to make the team, but I say that knowing I have no say in it," Kahn said. "But based on the year that he had, and the fact that he performed well in a reserve role for them last time (in the FIBA World Championship), I hope not only does he make it, but has a prominent role. But that will be up to [head coach Mike] Krzyzewski and his coaches and the powers that be."
On the season Love averaged 26.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He also shot 37.2 percent from downtown.
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