Not a lot of good things have happened to Kevin Love recently: his double-double has ended, his team has lost seven of its last nine games and he had to leave in the second quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Sacramento Kings due to a groin injury.
It’s not getting any better, either.
It was announced today that Love will miss Minnesota’s upcoming two-game road trip which begins Thursday. The injury apparently happened last week against the Utah Jazz when Love had 22 points and 11 rebounds despite shooting 8-of-18 from the field.
This means the Timberwolves will be without the power forward’s services for against both the Dallas Mavericks tomorrow night as well as Friday night’s game against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
In Love’s absence, Anthony Randolph will start at power forward according to
Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
On the season, Love is averaging 20.3 points and 15.4 rebounds while starting all 71 of the Wolves games thus far.