Most think that Minnesota Timberwolves’ power forward Kevin Love leaving the Timberwolves at some point in the next 13 months (whether it be through a trade in the offseason, during the season or in free agency next season).
According to Love, that may not be the case. He even expressed how pleased he is that Flip Saunders it now the Timberwolves’ head coach.
“What some people don’t know is that Flip and I have a great relationship, and we’ve been constantly speaking about my situation,” Love said via Andy Nesbitt of Fox Sports. “Flip is going to be a tremendous coach again for the Timberwolves; he did a great job last year with our team, even throughout all the injuries and different things that we had. But that’s the way of Flip of getting people motivated, whether it’s me or people you don’t even know about. Am I happy he said those things? I think he’s supposed to come out and say that because it’s a team game, not about one singular player.”
Love also told reporters he wasn’t frustrated.
“I’m not frustrated,” he said. “I just think it’s all in my people that represent me, it’s in their hands, and I just want to go to a spot — wherever that is, one of 30 teams — where I can win. In six years I haven’t been in the playoffs, and I think it’s time for people to be watching me. Even though I love E3 and ‘Call of Duty,’ I’d much rather be playing.”
Love averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game last season while shooting 45.7% from the field, 37.6% from three and 82.1% from the charity stripe.