The Wolves started the season on a hot streak led by rookie sensation Ricky Rubio and superstar Kevin Love. The two were just a dynamic duo for the Wolves. However, they’re not the regular dynamic duo. They don’t always pass to each other or they don’t throw lobs to one another like Blake Griffin and Chris Paul in Los Angeles. But they are dynamic because of the things they do in their respective positions. As a guard, Ricky has taken full control of the offense and had led the Wolves to a possible playoff appearance. As a forward, Kevin Love has had a remarkable MVP-like season. Averaging 26 points and 15 rebounds per game, there is no question as to why K-Love should be the 2012 Most Valuable Player. However, the 2nd half of the season turned things around for the Timberwolves.
Ricky Rubio went down with an injury in February which caused the Wolves to slowly drift of into the sunset and out of the playoff picture. Things would just get worse for the Timberwolves and the fans were just upset to see it happen. Kevin Love went down with a mild concussion injury a couple of weeks ago and the Wolves just started to get demolished by any NBA team, except the Bobcats. Loses to the Hornets and Warriors proved that the Wolves are certainly not doing good without K-Love. The Wolves were already on a losing streak with Love in the lineup but it certainly kept going further when Love went down in a game against the Nuggets.
With Love being out for the last couple of weeks in the NBA regular season, K-Love wasn’t able to prove any further that he should be the MVP this season. With one game remaining in the season for the slumping Wolves, who have now returned to their losing ways, Kevin Love certainly needs to prove to us tonight as to why he should be Mr. MVP. Most of all, it’s against the Denver Nuggets. The last opposing team he met before going down and out. Coincidence? Maybe. But, nonetheless, it’s certainly going to be nice to see Kevin Love, at Target Center, return and play his final game of the 2011-2012 Lockout Season. A 30-30 or 20-20 night wouldn’t hurt. I prefer 30-30 though.
Anyways, K-Love should certainly get back on the court tonight as this will be the last night Timberwolves fans will see them until Fall 2012, where the Wolves will be back, healthy, and deadly. Kevin Love’s campaign as to why he should be league MVP must end on a high note. The last sight I want to see of Kevin Love this season is not him on the floor holding his head in pain but seeing him fill up the stat sheet just like the good old Kevin Love we all … love. NBA fans would like to see you, but the Timberwolves fans would LOVE to see you.
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