It hardly seems like a week ago that, on the night before Thanksgiving, the Wolves were given an early holiday present with the return of Kevin Love.

Ragged and weary, the Wolves are back from the jaunt west and look to get a little rest and a lot of practice time. Time on the court that will include Ricky Rubio.

Fans aren’t the only ones excited to get No. 9 back on the court. His teammates are eager to have his contribution but more importantly, as the return of Love showed us all, this team will need time to meld Rubio back into the fabric of group.