Apparently, at least according to Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders, there is a “misconception” out there that has fellow NBA teams believing the Wolves are willing to part with face of the franchise, Kevin Love.
Wanting to clear that up, Flip today said that the Timberwolves will not be trading Love and to essentially stop with such nonsense.
Per Mark Remme:
Flip said misconception is
#Twolves interested in trading Love. Said team will not trade him; K-Love “has been great, committed to” MIN.
Much of Love’s “issues” (if you want to call them that) stemmed from former Wolves general manager David Kahn, who was let go by the team recently – something that most certainly appeased Love.
Love’s contract (due $14.6 million for the upcoming year) is somewhat reasonable given his production when compared to other talents (for example, Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz made $15 million this past season) so the lone reason the Timberwolves would have to trade Love (outside of injury concern) would be for a talent upgrade.
I don’t see that happening nor does Saunders, which should hopefully put any speculation to rest.