The Minnesota Timberwolves suffered just their latest disappointment on Tuesday night, dropping a 99-94 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Somehow, the Wolves (1-7) managed to stay in that game despite 27 turnovers. That’s just three shy of the franchise record. Michael Beasley committed five. Sebastian Telfair – can anyone tell me how he ended up back with this team? – committed four.
But what can’t be overlooked is the huge game that Kevin Love had. The third-year power forward – who earlier in this season appeared to have fallen out of favor with head coach Kurt Rambis – produced one of his best games as a pro, scoring 23 points and grabbing 24 rebounds.
This guy is good. I’m left thinking he’s the one guy on this team I could see playing for a perennial playoff contender. If only that were the case for him though.
Instead, he’s left owning the glass on a team that doesn’t look like it’s improved at all from a year ago. They are young though. Very young.
But enough bad words have been written about the Wolves. Thought it should be pointed out that a player through eight games is averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds per game.