Love at the Lottery

Benjamin Polk —  May 17, 2013 — 4 Comments

This from the Wolves:

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that All-Star forward Kevin Love will represent the team at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery, to be held on Tuesday, May 21…

“It’s an honor to represent the Wolves at this year’s Draft Lottery,” said Love. “With two first-round picks, we are in a good position to add to our current roster. Hopefully I can bring us some luck.”

Repping a team at the lottery is not a huge thing obviously. Jay-Z has done it; season-ticket holders have done it; nerdy little kids have done it (click on that link and just look at David Kahn’s face); Real Housewives have done it. ┬áBut just days after Kahn capped a career of subtly belittling his team’s best player, this seems to me to be a small but decisive acknowledgement of where this team’s fortunes lie. Perhaps this is a baby step to repairing Love’s relationship with the team’s management.

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4 responses to Love at the Lottery

  1. If what Flip is reporting is true, there isn’t much repair work that needs to be done at all. Kahn is gone and that is all that is important. Wolves United!

  2. Send the guy who broke his hand twice in one year as a good luck charm. Seems like a good idea.

  3. Congrats on being one of dozens to make that comment, Ryan.

    As for the idea of “lottery luck,” although it’s trite for Flip to say they were lucky even though they dropped in ’95 because they got KG, it raises an important point: lottery luck isn’t based on what happens Tuesday but, instead, on what happens after that. In ’08, they dropped 1 spot, which put them in position to consider a trade for Love instead of having #2 and keeping Beasley. They just have to use the pick the best way they can and avoid the strikeouts they’ve made in the past.

  4. Wolves Slate Blue May 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I’ll never forget the year they sent Fred Hoiberg and he had to bring along a stupid stuffed bear as a good luck charm.

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