Call him the Minneapolis Laker.
There he is, in the flesh, the star Los Angeles Lakers big man of 2015, Kevin Love.
Minnesota hosted the Nuggets on Wednesday, and as one watched the luminous Love, one wondered if Timberwolves fans would end up like Nuggets fans, with their superstar someday heading to a coast. Now, it's quite possible that the all-star could re-sign with the Wolves in two years — Minnesota could offer him more money and years than any other team, and perhaps by then, the Wolves will be a playoff team with an ascending tandem of Love and Ricky Rubio, the Maravich-y magicianlike guard who is currently sidelined.
But Love stirred the pot in an interview with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
"You walk into the locker room every year, and it's completely turned over," Love told Wojnarowski. "There's new guys everywhere. And then it happens again and again. You start to wonder: Is there really a plan here?"
And as for his expiring contract: "I haven't been in the playoffs yet," he told Yahoo. "I'm looking at my contract in the eye of two years from now, and if I haven't been to the playoffs — or it's been one playoff berth — well, it's going to be tough to say, 'Oh well, I'm going to stay here and continue to rebuild.' "
Love met with reporters before the Denver game and made it clear that he appreciates the city and the fans and all of that stuff. And he spoke highly of Rubio, the Chris Paul to his Blake Griffin.
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Timberwolves' Kevin Love could end up loving the Lakers in 2015
Denver Post | Dec 13