Minnesota Timberwolves quickly rising as a Western Conference powerhouse – NBA Feature Part 2

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Minnesota Timberwolves quickly rising as a Western Conference powerhouse – NBA Feature Part 2
Kevin Love had one of the best seasons of his career, which earned him a spot in the All Star team, and led to him getting serious consideration for regular season MVP honours.
His hard work was awarded when he was selected in the final 12 man roster of team U.S.A for the London Olympics. Love recently won the gold medal at those Olympics. However after a series of woeful seasons, the power forward had
grown quite impatient with the Wolves front office and did not want to wait a few years to get to the post season. The feeling of under achievement was enhanced during his time with the national team –mates, all of whom were used to make regular playoff trips.
He said in an interview before the Olympics that he expected the team to add some quality players and do it soon; otherwise he might end up moving elsewhere in search of an NBA title. And the Wolves took his advice to heart.
The franchise first landed Brandon Roy, who announced his return from retirement earlier in the season. Roy, a former rookie of the year, played four seasons for the Portland Trail Blazers after being picked up by the Wolves in
the NBA Draft and immediately traded. He played till the 2010-2011 season, one which was filled with injury troubles for the guard who started only 23 games in that season.
The star shooting guard announced his retirement after the season, giving injury concerns as his reason. However, he announced before the 2011-2012 season ended that he was looking forward to returning to the NBA for the 2012-2013
season. Roy averaged 22.6 points, 5.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds for the Blazers in the 2008-09 NBA season, his best so far in the league. He is an exceptional talent and will be a great addition in the Wolves camp, provided injury has not changed his game too
much and he is still able to offer a much of what made him a stand out player during his 4 seasons with Portland.
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