Long after the rest of the players had left the practice court Friday, Kevin Love was there, taking extra shots. After that he worked out in the weight room of the Timberwolves' practice facility, going hard with teammate Nikola Pekovic.
"He's doing the extra work," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "And that's what he has to do."
Love, who declined an interview request Friday, is working to find consistency in his game, to find a rhythm that, at least in part because of a succession of injuries and illness, has eluded him.
Love is shooting 35.5 percent from the field, 22.5 percent on three-pointers and averaging 18.8 points per game.
His shooting percentage is a career low, his three-point percentage the lowest since his rookie year and his scoring average his lowest since averaging 14.0 in 2009-10, his second season.
Love missed the first nine games after breaking two bones in his right hand doing knuckle pushups at his home. He returned with a 34-point performance against Denver on Nov. 21. But he has since missed one game because of illness and another because of an injured eye.
Love working after practice to regain shooting rhythm
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Dec 29