I’ve blogged about Kevin Love‘s impressive statistical season so much that I’m not sure what’s left to write. Yet his team’s unimpressive record will keep the Minnesota Timberwolves forward out of the NBA All-Star Game for now.
Love wasn’t picked as a reserve for the team Wednesday, despite averaging more than 20 points per game and leading the NBA in rebounding. And ranking in the top 20 in 3-point percentage. And ranking in the top 20 in free-throw shooting. No, none of that was enough.
But with the injured Yao Ming being voted onto the Western Conference squad, it’s hard to imagine Love won’t end up on the team once a decision on Ming’s replacement is made.
The Western Conference roster is pretty loaded. But I have to admit I’m surprised Love was left off. I have a hard time saying who should have been left off in his place, but it just seems to me there’s not much more he can do, other than find better teammates and win more games.
UPDATED: Love is the injury replacement for Yao Ming.