With an uncertain NBA future, the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love has withdrawn from Team USA ahead of Monday's start to training camp. It's believed that Love took himself off the roster to avoid injury -- something that would devastate any potential upcoming trade moves.
The Timberwolves bounced back at Denver with a 101-97 Thursday night after losing at Utah Wednesday night. J.J. Barea scored 12 of his 17 points in the 4th quarter and Alexey Shved added 17 points for Minnesota. Luke Ridnour and Andrei Kirilenko each scored 14 points for Minnesota.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love will not require surgery after breaking two bones in his shooting hand Wednesday morning while doing knuckle pushups during a Wednesday morning workout. Love saw a specialist Thursday but will still be out 5-7 weeks. Love led the team in scoring averaging 26 points and rebounds with 13.3 a game in 2011-2012.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was named one of 20 finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team by USA Basketball. The official 12-man U.S. Olympic team roster will be announced last this year.