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Kevin Love: Done For The Year?

Although it was originally reported that Kevin Love would only miss two games with the injury he suffered against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, Kurt Rambis thinks it could be longer.

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With only ten games remaining in yet another lottery-bound season for the Timberwolves, Rambis says there’s a chance that Love may be shut down through the end of the year.

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“There is an outside chance, I don’t know how great that chance is,” Rambis said. “Obviously, with hamstring or groin injuries, you want to be cautious with them because they can linger for a long period of time, and we don’t want that to happen with Kevin.”

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It makes sense that the team would err on the side of caution when it comes to their star forward, since the final ten games of the season mean nothing to the team except how many ping pong balls they’ll have in the bin this coming June.

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(Insert tanking conspiracy theories here.)

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Anthony Randolph started for Love last night and performed admirably, scoring 31 points on 14 of 20 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in an eight point loss in Dallas.

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The Timberwolves’ next match-up is tonight at Oklahoma City. Love is still in Minnesota receiving treatment and didn’t make the road trip with the team.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.