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Kevin Love getting into 'game shape'

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is not in the sort of shape that head coach Rick Adelman would prefer. Adelman singled out Love and his physical condition on Friday, but on Saturday, Adelman suggested that Love's problem may be mental as much as anything else. Love acknowledged that he is worried about his game shape and said he'll continue to work hard to get ready for the season ahead.

"If I can be as less worried about it, I would be. But I'm not. I'll keep shooting extra shots, staying after practice, getting in before practice like I did today and staying in the weight room and I'll be all right."

Love played in 55 games for the Timberwolves last season and averaged a career-best 26 points per game to go with 13.3 rebounds per game. He has averaged double-digit rebounds per game in each of the last three seasons, with a career-high average of 15.2 in 2010-11. For his career, he is averaging 17.3 points and 12 boards per game.

Minnesota, which finished last season 26-40 and 12th in the Western Conference, begins its preseason slate on Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers.

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