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Friday, October 24, 2014

Kevin Love: T-Wolves had ‘bad blood’ in locker room last season

The Minnesota Timberwolves put together their best record in six seasons last year, and that’s pretty impressive considering they had “bad blood” in the locker room.

In an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, T-Wolves star Kevin Love said he was happy the team got rid of some players who were problems last season.

“If we get everybody back healthy, with Ricky back healthy, if Roy comes in healthy, and if we can get off to a good start, we’re going to be good. But we really have to add as many as pieces as we possibly can, veteran guys,” he told the Pioneer Press. “There was some bad blood in that locker room we were able to get out of there and smooth things out. That should help us out going forward.”

Asked to elaborate, Love responded: “Just what I said. We had bad blood in the locker room. We got that out.”

The players from last season who are no longer on the roster include Darko Milicic, Michael Beasley, Martell Webster, and Anthony Randolph. We can speculate about who was the source of the bad blood — and Beasley’s reputation doesn’t bode well for him in this sense — but it’s hard to pinpoint the problem. We just know that the T-Wolves need to start winning otherwise they’ll risk losing their best player. Cleaning out the “bad blood” is a start to having more success. Ricky Rubio and Brandon Roy’s knees are another key factor.

Chest bump to Pro Basketball Talk



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