I mentioned in my thoughts below how watching Love helped soothe the sting of Saturday afternoon. Love was on FSN last night as his Oregon high school team took on a team from MN in the Gatorade Timberwolves Shootout at Target Center. Here is the write up from a St. Paul paper on Love's huge night:
"He's something else; he's amazing, actually," Peterson said. "I was looking forward to the matchup. He just lit us up, but it was fun. We started out good, but he is just unstoppable; that's about all I can say."
Love's passing might have been the most impressive. He triggered easy transition baskets with chest passes and baseball passes that whistled three-quarters of the length of the court.
"He's a monster," said Cole Aldrich of Bloomington Jefferson, a close friend of Love's who watched from a few rows up from courtside. "He has, by far, the best outlet pass in the country."
Said Love: "It's hard to have an off day when you are a team-first guy like me. I take pride in passing the ball and doing the little things that help out the team. I am a team-oriented guy, and I will stay that way."
While I am thoroughly enjoying the current season, after watching this kid last night I will definitely have visions of what those outlet passes to Josh, Luc, DC, Westbrook, Roll, and co. will look next season. Not to mention a legit scoring threat in the paint (along with our current improving bigs) will open up all kinds of shot from outside. Love could be a huge reason AA may just be enticed to come back for one more season. Those are just some of the great off season story lines to follow later this spring. Anyways for now we will get back to think about this season but after watching this kind last night the anticipation for his Westwood arrival has gone up to whole another level.