Flip Saunders: Kevin Love Looks ‘Phenomenal’
By all accounts, (Kevin) Love is in the best shape of his career — “Phenomenal,” said (Minnesota Timberwolves) president of basketball operations Flip Saunders — and now weighs less than 240 pounds. He also presumably will become more of what Saunders calls a “facilitator” in an offense coach Rick Adelman has tweaked over the summer to emphasize Love’s high-post passing and that remade roster that now includes Adelman favorite Martin at starting shooting guard, Pekovic down low as well as Brewer and eventually Budinger on the wing.
“Focused and enthusiastic,” Saunders said about Love. “Everything has been ‘We’ and not ‘I.’ He’s very enthusiastic about the team we have, the changes we’ve made, the direction we’re going.”