Wolves forward Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a buildup of scar tissue in his left knee on Wednesday at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery. The team called it “successful.”
While there Wednesday, Love’s hand surgeon also removed a plate from Love’s surgically repaired right shooting hand that he broke twice this season. The plate was inserted when he two broken bones were repaired in a Jan. 16 operation.
Wolves owner Glen Taylor on Wednesday said again that he has not decided whether he will pick up the fifth-year option on president of basketball operations David Kahn’s contract.
Taylor also said he has no timetable for making that decision once the season ends Wednesday.
“I haven’t really addressed that issue yet,” he said.
The Wolves witnessed a celebration Tuesday night at Oracle Arena that reminded them the difference that one little season can make. Golden State clinched its second playoff berth in 19 seasons with a 105-89 victory over the Wolves that night and a sellout crowd stayed and chanted the `P’ word long after the visitors left the court.
When asked if it shows how far a team can come in one season, Wolves center Nikola Pekovic said, “Yeah, if you’re healthy probably, you can do it. If you’ve got all healthy players all year, I guess you can do something more about it.”
Could that be next year?
“I hope,” he said. “I hope.”
• Forward Dante Cunningham was a late scratch Wednesday night because of a sore right hamstring. Adelman countered by playing starter Derrick Williams the entire first three quarters before giving him a rest.