Kevin Love's resentment toward last year hasn't faded. But he left his willingness to dwell on it somewhere on the beaches of California this summer. "It's October what second? Third now?" Love said after Day 2 of training camp Wednesday in Mankato his voice sharpening with the beginning stages of fury. "It's still 2013 but I've moved on." Rather than rehash his displeasure at David Kahn's handling of his contract injuries that kept him out for 64 games of a dismal 31-51 season and the direction of the entire Timberwolves organization Love's turned his gaze toward foci more within his grasp. A new year. And a new Love. The high-scoring board-crashing power forward is expected to once again provide the scoring punch Minnesota greatly lacked with him and most of its core sidelined at different points throughout 2012-13. During All-Star seasons the previous two years he averaged 22.7 points per game -- tops among NBA power forwards during that time span. His rebounding prowess is no secret either -- try 12.2 per game for his career. Even during 18 games last season with a maligned shooting hand he scored 18.3 points per game and nabbed 14 boards an outing. Kahn's replacement new president of basketball operations Flip Saunders calls him the game's most unique athlete. Teammates rave about what a healthy Love means for their prospects this season. But Saunders and coach Rick Adelman desire more out of their franchise man.
Healthy Kevin Love 'excited' to play, done talking about last season
Fox Sports North | Oct 5