In case you haven’t heard yet, the NBA is back in full swing, and there have already been a number of surprising performances from several teams and players. For example, somewhat shockingly, the Minnesota Timberwolves have come out swinging, and are giving fans who have long since given up hope plenty of reason to head to DirectTV Minnesota and upgrade their NBA tv packages. Now, it’s important not to get too carried away – the Timberwolves aren’t exactly piling on the wins just yet. However, they are showing a great amount of promise, and could conceivably become a winning team in the near future. Here are a few of the main reasons for their success.
To begin with, there is no sense looking any further than Kevin Love for reasons for the team’s improvement. Some have been reluctant to dub Love a star – for inexplicable reasons – but he is steadily making arguments against his stardom entirely useless. Love is averaging roughly 24 points and 15 rebounds per game, which are absurd numbers, and he looks almost effortless in doing it. He’s a bit of an awkward player, true – he doesn’t always look in-shape, he’s a big man who takes three pointers occasionally, and he plays a bit of an awkward position somewhere between a 4 and a 5 – but despite these factors, Love has blossomed into an absolute superstar. Numbers don’t lie!
Ricky Rubio has also turned heads and improved the Timberwolves as one of the leading candidates for Rookie Of The Year. Rubio has certainly had an interesting path to the NBA – when he was a teenager, there were whispers of a young Spanish player who dribbled like he had the ball on a yo-yo string and saw the floor better than any point guard in the world. Then, the world finally got a glimpse of the young star at the ’08 Olympics, and he proved to be overmatched against the likes of Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. Now, however, finally in the NBA after being drafted a few years ago by Minnesota, Rubio has matured into a young man perfectly capable of competing in the NBA. He will never be a natural scorer, at least not for a number of years, but Rubio’s court vision and tricky passes are almost unique, as it is tough to compare him to any one player. Averaging about 8 assists already, Rubio may still have a lot left to show off, and could quickly become one of the league’s top point guards.
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