Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has become one of our favorite players to watch this season. And it’s not just the three-point range, the rebounds, the passing (career high 4.5 APG), or the league-leading win shares (3.1). No, it’s those glorious outlet passes Love throws that bring us so much joy. Unfortunately, possibly his best outlet pass of the season was thwarted by Chandler Parsons last night. Read More »
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ESPN, Sports Illustrated and many other outlets usually rank the best players in the NBA each preseason. But like the game itself, player rankings fluctuate almost on a week-by-week basis. A highly touted All-Star might suddenly fall off, and a role player might undertake a high usage within his team, reaching heights that appeared impossible earlier in the year. That’s why we’re ranking the top 20 NBA players right now. Read More »
The art of an outlet pass is one of the most beautiful sights in the game of basketball. For those that are in the dark regarding outlet passing, it is a pass – typically long – from a defender following the opposing team’s made basket, defensive rebound, or steal to start a fast break. It is typically made by a big man, and usually in the form of an overhead pass. It is not as flashy as an alley-oop, but when executed correctly, the result is equally as thrilling. Read More »
Really tough loss last night for the Timberwolves. Down 11 with five minutes remaining, they came back to get it within a bucket on two different occasions, the latter being the most excruciating since it happened right before the buzzer. Kevin Love had a chance to tie in the final second, but his tip-in lounged on the rim for a second before falling off. Read More »
If you turned on the Timberwolves – Lakers game towards the end of the first quarter last night, you might have thought there was a mistake. Did Minnesota really have 42 points with two minutes left in the first quarter? Yup. The ‘Wolves set a franchise record for points in a quarter and Ricky Rubio recorded a triple-double during their blowout of the Lakers. Read More »
Through six games this season, Kevin Love has reminded all of us why he is one of the best power forwards in the game today, if not the best. His combination of rebounding, shooting and passing has been at historic levels through the first week and a half, as you’ll see. Watch as he channels old Bullets center-forward Wes Unseld with number of excellent outlet passes against Dallas last night. Read More »
“If they pass on him, Kevin Love will not make it to you at your pick. I’m sorry.”
Those were the words my friend uttered to me minutes before our fantasy draft in which he held the fourth pick and I the fifth.
Curses to you random fantasy draft order. Curses.
Sure enough, said friend was able to get Love with the fourth pick and thus is enjoying one of the best players in the league on his roster. Meanwhile, I pine over the Minnesota Timberwolves box scores “Draking” over what could have been. Read More »
The NBA’s continuing drive to eliminate flopping from the game continued this past Monday when four different players were warned about flopping: the Spurs’ Patty Mills, Bucks’ Zaza Pachulia and ‘Wolves’ Kevin Love and Corey Brewer were all given an initial warning. A second violation from any of the four will result in the first fine of $5000. Read More »
Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »