Last year, there was a lot of buzz around the Timberwolves and they were challenging for a playoff spot.  Then the Lakers came to town, star Ricky Rubio tore his knee, and the the team couldn't recover.  This offseason they added veterans to better fit their system and were ready to welcome Rubio back in December.  Now, they also have to wait until December to get All Star Kevin Love on the court.

StarTribune.com is reporting that Love broke two bones in his right hand -- the shooting one -- while working out at his Minneapolis condo before Wednesday's practice at Target Center, the team said.  It must've been one crazy workout.

He is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a conservative timetable that places his return in early to mid December. Or just about the time Rubio will return from March knee surgery.

I think this franchise is cursed, but I still think they will challenge for a playoff spot this season despite this news.