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Broken hand to keep Love out two months

Kevin Love has developed into one of the best big men in the league and this was the year he was supposed to finally lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs but he will have to miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after breaking his hand.

Kevin Love has succeeded on every level of basketball. He was a the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, a McDonald’s High School All-American, in college he was a consensus first team All-American as a freshman when he led the UCLA Bruins to a Final Four and was then the No. 5 overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft before becoming a two-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA team selection. On a National level, Love was just a key member of the US men’s national team that won a gold medal in the London Olympics this past summer and helped lead the USA to a FIBA World Championship in 2010. But one thing has been out of Love’s reach: a trip to the NBA playoffs.

The 24-year-old still have plenty of time to see a postseason at some point in his career but this was supposed to be the year he led the Minnesota Timberwolves back to the playoffs but now that seems in doubt as Love will have to miss the beginning of the season with a broken hand, which he said he did while doing “knuckle push-ups.” Love is expected to miss the first six to eight weeks of the of the season as he recovers.

Love and point guard Ricky Rubio are supposed to be the dynamic duo that should help the Timberwolves win some games but if it wasn’t bad enough that Love is out, Rubio will have to miss the beginning of the year as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered at the end of last season.

Love has been one of the best rebounders in the NBA since coming into the league, if he is not the best, and he has really developed an incredibly strong offensive game as well. Love averaged 26 points and 13.3 rebounds last season. He scored 5.8 more points per game than he did the year prior.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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