The Minnesota Timberwolves currently sit in 10th place in the West with a 17-22 record. They have lost seven out of the last eight and haven’t won back-to-back games since winning four straight in mid-December. Injuries have ravaged the team and game-absences run rampant, even haunting our head coach Rick Adelman. Players are becoming frustrated and angry, particularly Ricky Rubio who lashed out over being benched in the 4th quarter the other night.
Losing always breeds discontent. The team is showing signs of seeing the entire season slip away. The team is in need of a leader. Someone to provide some comforting words. Enter Kevin Love.
Last night, with his Minnesota teammates faltering at every turn, with his Wolves squad finding they’re missing his game time presence now more than ever before, Kevin Love had this to say via Twitter:
These words were simple and seemingly innocuous, but they are exactly what the Wolves need right now. Minnesota is leaderless. The Wolves need their franchise player to be a leader, even when he’s out injured. It’s one small step, but it’s the first step of hopefully many. The tweet may seem small to many fans, but it feels bigger than the tweet itself. Love is engaged, involved and leading. The team can follow him, even if he’s not on the court right now.