Kevin Love no lock to make All-Star teamPosted by Inside Hoops
Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports:
This season, the Wolves have a player — Kevin Love — worthy of selection for the Feb. 20 game in Los Angeles, where Love played collegiately for UCLA.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Love, who is just 22 years old, leads the NBA with 39 double-doubles while averaging 15.6 rebounds and 21.4 points. His streak of 30 straight double-doubles is the league’s longest since Garnett’s 37 straight over the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.
It will be unjust if coaches don’t select him as a reserve next week for the Western Conference team.
But Love doesn’t sound confident of selection.
“It’s going to be really tough (to make it),” Love said following Monday night’s loss to Houston at Target Center. “But it would be a tremendous honor, being out there in L.A., where except for my immediate family I have basically all my family and friends.
“If I’m not chosen, I won’t be too bitter because wins come at a premium in this league and a lot of coaches look at that and want to choose guys on winning teams.”
The Wolves have just 10 victories in 44 games this season. Love speculates chances of his selection at less than 50-50.