Ranking the 15 Greatest Timberwolves: #5-1

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2. Kevin Love

Let the slow cascade of boos rain down on me for putting Kevin Love at number two.

Wolves fans remember Love’s glory days in Minnesota, but we’ll all remember how he basically forced his way out of Minnesota a summer ago. That is why he may get also the title of most disliked former Wolves player, but Michael Olowokandi, Ndudi Ebi, Rashad McCants, and Darko Milicic make strong cases for that title as well.

However, when Kevin Love was a member of the Timberwolves, he was the most transcendent player since Kevin Garnett left. In his seven seasons in Minnesota, Love averaged 19.2 points and 11.8 rebounds per game. His two best statistical seasons came in 2011-12 and 2013-14 where he averaged 26 points per game and roughly 13 rebounds per game in both those seasons. And that’s Moses Malone-esque. Don’t believe me? Check this out.

Despite the possible sour taste Kevin Love left in the mouth’s of Wolves fans, he was a terrific player when he was here. Just look on the bright side — Love did bring back Andrew Wiggins

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