Kevin Love to represent Minnesota Timberwolves at NBA Draft lottery


Dec 29, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) against the Phoenix Suns at the Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Suns 111-107. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love was a bit unlucky this past season, missing most of the year with hand injuries.

Love hopes to have more luck for this upcoming season, starting with the NBA Draft.

Flip Saunders, the new president of basketball operations, will reportedly send his star power forward as a lucky charm to represent the Minnesota Timberwolves at the draft lottery May 21 in Secaucus, N.J.

Love, who accepted an invitation from Saunders, will need to be extremely lucky in order to land the top pick. Minnesota has a 1.7 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick through the lottery.