The Minnesota Timberwolves just got some news they’re certainly going to hate; they’ll be without superstar forward Kevin Love for up to six weeks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter, the big man broke his hand in a workout on Wednesday.
Wojnarowski and the Timberwolves differ on the time table, but he could be out in upwards to six weeks. The time frame has Love missing NBA regular season games well into November, and could have him missing 10+ games.
While he’ll be fully healthy and ready to go by December, if not much earlier, his absence should open the door for the Timberwolves to see what they have in Derrick Williams. It also should allow the team to lean on some of their other core players to start the year, rather than depend solely on Love for their offense and rebounding, as they so often do.
This one hurts, but you can recover from it. Love’s value drops a smidgen, but don’t go crazy. He’s still a top-three option due to his excellent percentages, scoring, and insane rebounding ability. Knowing his work ethic and desire to be one of the greats, he’ll probably come back better than ever, and will also probably return sooner than any expected time table says.