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Rambis: Kevin Love could be done for the season

Posted on: March 25, 2011 9:31 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Kevin Love was sidelined Thursday against Dallas with a groin injury. He's expected to miss tonight's game versus the Thunder as well, but Minnesota coach Kurt Rambis said that there's potential Love could just sit the rest of the season out. He told the Associated Press:
“There is an outside chance, I don’t know how great that chance is,” Rambis said. “Obviously, with hamstring or groin injuries, you want to be cautious with them because they can linger for a long period of time, and we don’t want that to happen with Kevin.”
Outside chance, not necessarily real probability. Though it might not be a bad idea. Ben Golliver wrote earlier in the week shutting down Love was a possibility and even recommended it. So you can see why Rambis is thinking it too.

You have to keep in mind, when you hear the words "done for the season" it's not always that bad. That phrase typically lends itself to a horrible injury, but there are only about a dozen games left for everyone. And in Minnesota's case, it has 10 completely meaningless games. There's no point in Love playing other than to give Wolves fans a little reason to come to the arena. (Except now there's Anthony Randolph! 31 points and 11 rebounds last night!)

Plus, 10 more games means 10 more chances to improve those odds at the No. 1 pick. And with the way Kyrie Irving played in the tournament, you know David Kahn has to be salivating at the chance to get a top five pick to maybe snag him.

Groin injuries can be pesky, but at the same time, if you're healthy, you owe it to your fans to play. Sitting out while healthy just to tank 10 more games for an already miserable season just isn't treating your fanbase well at all. Even if now they get the treat of watching Anthony Randolph.

Love will likely return, but in the meantime, Randolph will continue to start in his steed and for all of us basketball junkies, hopefully he keeps putting up numbers.
Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Rambis: Kevin Love could be done for the season

Don't know if it's worth him coming back.  This gives the team time to see what other options there are including checking out the capabilites of Anthony Randolph.  I don't want to see Love get hurt even more seriously and its not like we are competing for anything except another lottery pick.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: March 25, 2011 10:55 am
 

Rambis: Kevin Love could be done for the season

As a Wolves fan I would love to see Love sit healthy for the last 10 games so that the Wolves can get another top 5 pick, not develop him, trade him, and do it all over again. Gotta love the Wolves!



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 10:40 am
 

Rambis: Kevin Love could be done for the season

Love will likely return, but in the meantime, Randolph will continue to start in his steed and for all of us basketball junkies, hopefully he keeps putting up numbers.


Yo, Royce, are you saying that Randolph and Love have something going on with farm animals, or are ya just horsing around?


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