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Can Kevin Love lead the NBA in scoring?

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07:20 AM ET 12.30 | The double-double thing has almost become commonplace for Kevin Love. Love was dominant again Saturday in Milwaukee, hitting 11 of 17 shots -- including four of six three-pointers -- on the way to 33 points in Minnesota's 117-95 victory. It was Love's 10th consecutive game with 25 or more points, a league best this season. It was also his fifth game with 30 points and 15 rebounds this season. So, the question: In a league in which wing forwards and guards have become the dominant scorers, can Love win the scoring title? "I don't know," Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. "I don't think it's that important. He's got disadvantages. He plays a lot inside, too, where teams can take things away from him. But I don't worry about that. If he keeps getting 25 points a game, I'll be happy."

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December 30, 2013  08:05 AM ET

I'm going to say, "No."

December 30, 2013  08:32 AM ET

Can he lead his team to a winning record?

Or dare I say.......playoffs????

What's the excuse this year?

December 30, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Winning Games Matters More, Bro.

December 30, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Are you all about stats now Kevin?

December 30, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Yes. If he concentrates on becoming the scoring leader he can. He can also lead the league in rebounding. I believe at this moment he's playing too much to the hype and not taking his team and the chances that the team have serious. It appears that at times he's just going through the motions and not demanding a more serious approach to what Minnesota want to achieve.

December 30, 2013  09:17 AM ET

A better question may be if he can stay happy playing in Minnesota. I get the feeling he will bolt eventually.

December 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Shanahan fired just now, too.

December 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET

oops.... wrong thread

December 30, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Can Kevin Love lead the NBA in scoring?

What difference would it make? Would the Timberwolves still suck? Absolutely.

December 30, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can he lead his team to a winning record?
Or dare I say.......playoffs????
What's the excuse this year?

In Love's defense.......

1. The Wolves are 17-13 and currently #7 in the West.

2. He's had 25+ points for 10 straight games and are 6-4 in that span.

3. If they'd play .600 ball for the season, they win 49 games.....that's 18 games more than last season.

a. Win was the last time the Wolves won 49 games in a season....10-12 years back?

b. When Love scores.....the Wolves tend to win.

As I see it, the Wolves need to cut loose their most efficient scorer......he11.....try to get him 30 points a game!

December 30, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

***Win*** was the last time the Wolves won 49 games in a season.....

Should've been "When"......

December 30, 2013  10:54 AM ET

Not if Irving does...

December 30, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can he lead his team to a winning record?Or dare I say.......playoffs????What's the excuse this year?

Adelman's probably a goner.

December 30, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Love's offense is certainly a plus for the Wolves. Whether he leads the league in scoring, not much of an item for the team.

Adelman is doing a good job piecing the team together. 17-13 in the WCF is not too bad right now. If the defense improves, look for the Wolves to move up, maybe as high as a #5 seed this year.

December 30, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Adelman's probably a goner.

They have talent there, but something is missing, not sure what it is
They are currently 15-15 and on the outside of the playoffs

December 30, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Love's offense is certainly a plus for the Wolves. Whether he leads the league in scoring, not much of an item for the team.Adelman is doing a good job piecing the team together. 17-13 in the WCF is not too bad right now. If the defense improves, look for the Wolves to move up, maybe as high as a #5 seed this year.

They aren't 17-13.
They are 15-15

December 30, 2013  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

They aren't 17-13.They are 15-15

Oops. I took that from an earlier post w/o looking. 15-15 is ok, and I still believe they can get as high as the #5 seed.

December 30, 2013  01:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can he lead his team to a winning record?Or dare I say.......playoffs????What's the excuse this year?

I've also asked the same questions to Kyrie, D Williams, J Wall, Cousins etc. The so called 'super stars'!!

December 30, 2013  01:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They have talent there, but something is missing, not sure what it isThey are currently 15-15 and on the outside of the playoffs

Someone that can consistantly come off the bench to score.

 
December 30, 2013  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Can he lead his team to a winning record?Or dare I say.......playoffs????What's the excuse this year?

a weak bench. Maybe once they get Chase and Turiaf back.

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