Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and star Kevin Love have been in periodic contact about the direction of the team. The pair met again this week, had a long talk, and Taylor said all is well.
Love, in a Yahoo Sports article in December, expressed frustration about the team's future. Since then, though, he has emphasized his desire to remain in Minnesota.
"I think Kevin and I are on the same page -- we've been on the same page -- so that's fine," Taylor said. "We're talking about going ahead. He wants to know how we're going to do next year, what we're going to do."
First, though, Taylor said, the Wolves (19-31 at the all-star break) have to get through this season.
"And see how it goes," he said.
Taylor told Love that it's important for the owner to find out, "at some point in time," if he can play toward the end of the season.
"Because that will give us some information," he said.
Love, a two-time all-star, hasn't played since fracturing his right hand Jan. 3 in Denver.
Taylor said his chat with Love "wasn't any big secret. We just talked about things. My concern is how is he coming, getting ready, his physical shape. He says he's doing all those things and I really believe him. He's hopeful (to return by) mid-March. It's up to the doctor, the trainers, how well he feels. I think it's important that we communicate."
Timberwolves' Kevin Love, Glen Taylor are 'on the same page'
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