Love will be out for a while

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love met with doctors in the Twin Cities on Monday to evaluate his right hand, which is broken for the second time this season.

Love also will consult with a hand specialist in New York this week before determining a course of action, president of basketball operations David Kahn said. There is no timetable for his return, but the All-Star forward and Olympic gold medalist is expected to be sidelined for an extended period.

Kahn is ramping up conversations with other teams to see if there might be a trade to be made to supplement an injury-plagued team that remains hopeful about making the playoffs this season.

"I certainly think he'll be out for a number of weeks," Kahn said after practice on Monday. "But because we don't have anything else definitive yet, I can't say precisely what that means."


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