Kevin Love wants out of Minnesota and that is nothing new. The team has failed to become a playoff contender during the Love’s time with the team, and his relationship with the front office seemed to sour thanks to the dumbassery of former GM David Kahn. Though he has been loyal to the T-Wolves since they acquired him on draft day, it appears as if he is eager to move on from the team sooner rather than later.
Plugged-in NBA reporter Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News reported on Saturday that Love’s people have told the T-Wolves to trade him otherwise they will lose him when he becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-2015 season. Here’s what Lawrence wrote:
Kevin Love’s people reiterated to the Timberwolves this past week that they had better trade him or else he’ll leave via free agency when his contract is up after next season. With Love looking to exit, there’s your No. 1 reason the T-wolves have not been able to find a head coach to take over for Rick Adelman. Love wants to play for the Lakers but he’s also open to coming to the Knicks.
It’s no surprise to hear that Love is interested in playing for the Lakers or Knicks considering we’ve heard reports to that effect for the past few years. If I’m Minnesota, I’m still holding onto Love to start the season to see how the team does. If they don’t perform the way they want, they can still always trade him in-season. Tell me there still wouldn’t be a high demand for him at that time.
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