Kevin Love working in LA to add a variety of shots to his repertoire
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After Kevin Love's injury-filled sesason - a twice-broken right hand and two surgeries, including one on his left knee - the Wolves forward at last has reached a sense of normalcy.
He's working out four days a week in Los Angeles with strength and conditioning trainer Gunnar Peterson.
"He's a beast," Peterson said.
Love's basketball trainer, Rob McClanaghan, seconded Peterson's thoughts in a phone conversation Friday afternoon.
"He never ceases to amaze me," said McClanaghan, who also works with All-Stars Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, and Rockets forward Chandler Parsons. "His endurance is better than ever. He's moving very well."
This is the sixth offseason that Love and McClanaghan have worked together. They started hardcore training in mid-June, just when Love got medical clearance on his knee. They'll go until mid-September, five days a week.
McClanaghan said he's working with Love to add a floater and a one-legged shot to Love's repertoire. He doesn't work too much with Love on defense, primarily because it's difficult to do in 1-on-1 or 2-on-2 settings.
Love currently weighs 242 pounds and is also doing yoga this summer. When on the court last season, Love was 250 pounds.