Kevin Love's 23 points and career-high 22 rebounds off the bench Sunday night impressed Rambis, who has had to adjust Love's role a few times this season. Love has started and come off the bench, a role he has questioned but accepts.
"Kevin is working on continuing to play hard," Rambis said. "When he keeps his head up and plays his (bleep) off, when he doesn't let things bother him, he's an All-Star caliber player. He has to stay that way."
Love's previous career high in rebounds was 19.
The Wolves will unveil their publicity campaign in support of Corey Brewer's Most Improved Player candidacy on Tuesday, an effort that will largely emphasize the third-year guard's success as a shooter. But Rambis, in endorsing one of only two Timberwolves to have played in all 74 games so far -- fellow guard Jonny Flynn is the other -- said Brewer's marksmanship is only one area of improvement.
"He's gotten better at a lot of things since the season started," Rambis said. "His ballhandling. His ability to distribute the basketball. He's working on getting better as an on-the-ball defender."
Brewer's likely competition in the voting among media members around the league includes Houston guard Aaron Brooks and Memphis center Marc Gasol.
The Wolves will practice on Tuesday before taking on the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night for a 7 PM tipoff at the Target Center.
From Andy Katz/ESPN: Source: Jones to coach Central Florida
The Central Florida job attracted a number of candidates like Murray State's Billy Kennedy, Morgan State's Todd Bozeman, Timberwolves assistant Reggie Theus, former Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie -- in play heavily at Houston -- and former USC coach Tim Floyd, who could land at UTEP.