The Minnesota Timberwolves have had the last few years to try and turn things around in order to convince star forward Kevin Love that he should stick around with the team long term. The rift started when the team didn’t give Love a max contract and has spiraled downward from there.
The losing woes in Minnesota have caused many around the NBA to expect Love to leave the team next summer, with one GM even calling it a 100 percent chance he leaves. The Los Angeles Lakers are licking their chops at all this news and turmoil in Minnesota, because the most agreed upon landing destination for Love is back in his native California with the hometown Los Angeles Lakers.
An unnamed NBA general manager reportedly told ESPN’s Chris Broussard that he believes, with 100 percent certainty, that Love will be wearing purple and gold in the summer of 2015.
Of course, that’s an entire year away and there’s no saying the Timberwolves can’t go on a miracle run that causes Love to fall head over heels with the front office. But it’s starting to look more and more like the only front office not convinced Love is signing with the Lakers in 2015 is the front office the forward is trying to get as far away from as possible.