Kevin Love is one of the best passing big-men in the NBA.
He’s blessed with the vision, hockey IQ and playmaking skills of a point guard despite being 6’10″ and arguably the best rebounding forward in the league. It’s a unique skill set that makes him difficult to guard.
During a preseason game against Russian club CSKA Moscow on Monday night, Love delivered a sweet no-look bounce pass to Kevin Martin, who scored with an easy layup. Credit Martin, who was acquired by Minnesota in the offseason, for making a cut to the basket with the opponent who was marking him not paying attention.
The Timberwolves are hoping that Love and Martin, both of whom are capable of scoring 20-plus points per game, become one of the top duos in the Western Conference this year. The franchise has not reached the playoffs since the 2003-04 season.
Check out Love’s assist in the video below.