Love to receive Olympic ring Sunday

March 22, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Love won't play on Sunday, but he will get a ring. The Timberwolves forward, who won a gold medal on Team USA last summer in London, will be presented with his Olympic ring before his team's game against the Chicago Bulls.  Sean Ford, director of the U.S. men's national team, will be in Minneapolis to present Love with the ring immediately before the 6 p.m. start of Sunday's game. During eight games in London, Love averaged 11.6 points and a team-best 7.6 rebounds. He and Team USA beat Spain in the gold-medal game, 107-100. Love has been out since breaking his hand for the second time this season Jan. 3, but he may return before the season concludes April 17. He will have another, and perhaps final, consultation with his surgeon in the next week and a half in order to determine if and when he may return to the court this year.

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