Charge Anthony Davis: ‘It’s a different situation’ source ESPN article CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Love is looking to bounce back from his rookie season.
He knows his season is over.
And he doesn’t think he’ll have to worry about it.
The reigning NBA MVP was in the NBA Finals, which means he knows that if he can stay healthy, he will be a star in his own right.
Love has made a habit of saying this since he was drafted fourth overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2014.
He also has said this in the past: That’s the goal of being a pro athlete, he said.
And it’s one that he has set.
But it’s not something he’s going to get any closer to.
“It’s not a given that I’m going to be able to get back and do that,” Love said after Tuesday’s practice at Charlotte’s AmericanAirlines Arena.
“I have to be ready.
I have to get healthy.
It’s not easy.
But I know it’s the right thing to do.”
The Kings have already added depth by acquiring center Rudy Gay, center DeMarcus Cousins and point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Los Angeles Lakers.
They are also expected to re-sign forward Tyreke Evans, who has been on the shelf with a broken right hand.
Love, whose contract with the Kings is up after the season, said that the only thing he’s concerned about is getting healthy and playing at a high level.
“We’re not in the playoffs,” Love told ESPN.
“That’s not what’s important.
But if I can get healthy, get the minutes and just keep going, I’m not worried about it.”
That’s not to say that Love is worried about the long-term impact he might have on the franchise.
He is just happy to get his shot in the postseason.
“At the end of the day, it’s just about playing basketball,” Love added.
“The team I was on the other day didn’t even have to play, and that’s what I’m really excited about.
In his first season in Sacramento, Love averaged 17.7 points, 7.1 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. “
And the more I play well the better I get.”
In his first season in Sacramento, Love averaged 17.7 points, 7.1 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game.
He had a career-high 30 assists against the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 26.
The Kings, who are on the road for the first time this season, are looking to get into a tie with the Miami Heat for the league’s worst record.
They have a 3-1 record, and they face the Losers on Wednesday night.
“They were really good,” Love continued.
“But I’m just excited to go out and play again.”
With Anthony Davis (right) sidelined due to a sprained left ankle, Love is averaging 14.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
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