MINNEAPOLIS -- During his first three years in the NBA, Wayne Ellington was a teammate of Kevin Love's with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Thus, he has watched Love develop into becoming the best young power forward in the league. Although Love's ability to widen his shooting range caught Ellington off-guard.
"He has a strong presence down there down low,'' said Ellington, who is now a guard for the Dallas Mavericks. "I watched him expand his game to that three-point shot, and now he's just deadly from there.''
Ellington doesn't know what advice he can give his teammates as the Mavs (17-13) prepare to play the Timberwolves (15-15) at 7 tonight at the Target Center.
"It's tough to shut a guy like that down,'' Ellington said. "We can just try to contain him and make him take tough shots and make him shoot over our hands.
"He's always been a great rebounder, he was always a double-double guy. But I didn't know he would be able to shoot as so well from so deep.''
-- Dwain Price
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