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Postby Phil O'Pastry » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:20 pm

David Aldridge ‏@daldridgetnt
Tough, tough news for Wolves and Love. Per @JerryZgoda, Love broke two bones in his right hand at practice Wed. Out 6-8 weeks.


So it looks like Kevin Love has broken his hand and is out for 6-8 weeks. Is Williams now relevant?
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:32 pm

Sigh, never would have bet Love to be the first starter on the Wolves to miss games. ;-7

Williams is indeed relevant, but I wouldn't sleep on Budinger in at least deeper leagues. AK can spend a good deal of time at PF too.
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby Phil O'Pastry » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:38 pm

RedHopeful wrote:Sigh, never would have bet Love to be the first starter on the Wolves to miss games. ;-7

Williams is indeed relevant, but I wouldn't sleep on Budinger in at least deeper leagues. AK can spend a good deal of time at PF too.

I think Dante Cunningham could be the real dark horse for fantasy relevance here. He, along with AK and Pek would make for one of the most defensively tenacious and offensively challenged front courts in the league.
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:50 pm

Phil O'Pastry wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:Sigh, never would have bet Love to be the first starter on the Wolves to miss games. ;-7

Williams is indeed relevant, but I wouldn't sleep on Budinger in at least deeper leagues. AK can spend a good deal of time at PF too.

I think Dante Cunningham could be the real dark horse for fantasy relevance here. He, along with AK and Pek would make for one of the most defensively tenacious and offensively challenged front courts in the league.

Think so? His PER36 stats aren't inspiring...
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby Phil O'Pastry » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:03 pm

RedHopeful wrote:
Phil O'Pastry wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:Sigh, never would have bet Love to be the first starter on the Wolves to miss games. ;-7

Williams is indeed relevant, but I wouldn't sleep on Budinger in at least deeper leagues. AK can spend a good deal of time at PF too.

I think Dante Cunningham could be the real dark horse for fantasy relevance here. He, along with AK and Pek would make for one of the most defensively tenacious and offensively challenged front courts in the league.

Think so? His PER36 stats aren't inspiring...

I think he can be a good short term/waiver wire acquisition. He can put up numbers in pretty much all the cats, just not all during the same game.
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby spud_webb_04 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:33 pm

I already picked up dwill where i could, i'm really in trouble in a h2h league where i own both love and wall
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby MrPalindrom » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:50 pm

This interesting news for leauges that haven´t drafted already. How early would you guys be ready to pick him up, esp in a shallow H2H league?

Am I crazy for wanting him in the top 100?
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby bujfan2030 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:42 am

I've seen recommendations of 3rd round to not at all. If he hits the worst case projection of 8 weeks i'd be comfortable taking him in the fifth round. But realistically I can almost guarantee you someone in your league will take him earlier than that.
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby The Thrill » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:51 am

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/174638131.html

I'd go with Budinger and Cunningham as short term targets for now. Cunningham might come off the bench, but I think he's going to get the minutes. And Adelman loves Budinger. Williams gets the leftovers for now. Williams may have a future, but Glen Taylor really really wants this team to do well now. He needs investors into this team and wanted that to happen this season. I don't think they put Williams out there if they feel they can stay more competitive and win more games with veterans such as Budinger or Amundson while they await the return of Rubio and Love to really kick it in gear for a playoff chance.
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Re: Let's Give Kevin Love a hand...

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:07 am

The Thrill wrote:http://www.startribune.com/sports/wolves/174638131.html

I'd go with Budinger and Cunningham as short term targets for now. Cunningham might come off the bench, but I think he's going to get the minutes. And Adelman loves Budinger. Williams gets the leftovers for now. Williams may have a future, but Glen Taylor really really wants this team to do well now. He needs investors into this team and wanted that to happen this season. I don't think they put Williams out there if they feel they can stay more competitive and win more games with veterans such as Budinger or Amundson while they await the return of Rubio and Love to really kick it in gear for a playoff chance.

This seems a bit backwards to me. Give the guy with the highest ceiling the leftovers? Is that sound strategy regarding a second overall pick? A guy who either is going to be a big part of their future or have his value pushed up to entice teams on the trade market? I'm not saying Adelman pencils Williams in for 30+ a night but he's going to see if there is some shine in him. Just as much as Taylor wants the team to do well, the season isn't lost. Love is going to miss like what, 16 games? If Williams doesn't fall on his face, I don't see how Cunningham ends up with more time.
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