Kevin Love is confident he will be ready for the playoffs as he recovers from knee surgery.
"There's definitely enough time to where I can get into a good rhythm," Love said Friday, speaking to reporters for the first time since having the surgery to remove a loose body in his knee 10 days ago. "I don't know what the [plan is] as far as other guys resting or me resting going forward, but I imagine between J.R. [Smith] and myself, we'll get out there and get our wind and be ready to go for whenever [the playoffs start] in April."
While Love described the procedure as "very minor," he would not come off the six-week timeline the team has provided for his recovery.
"Every time I've been in a situation like this, usually when they say six weeks, they mean six weeks," Love said. "As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I'll go through all the protocol. I'll be back here on the floor, getting the stitches out, before that, getting the swelling down. It's all just part of going through it."