Knicks Begin Plan Of Signing Kevin Love In 2015 (Pg. 2)

Knicks Begin Plan Of Signing Kevin Love In 2015 (Pg. 2)

Postby Kobe8Fan on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:45 pm

Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

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BOSTON -- There is no style to Kevin Love's rebounding -- no flash, no flair. He doesn't yank down one-handed boards, doesn't elevate and catch them above the rim. He doesn't overpower anyone in the trenches either, not at a listed 6-foot-10 (yeah, right) and with a body that could use the Tony Horton treatment. For the 22-year-old Love, rebounding is a science, a mixture of technique, intelligence and tenacity that he has blended together to transform himself into the best rebounder in the league.

Indeed, keeping Minnesota's Love off the glass has become a virtually impossible task. Big teams, small teams -- no one has had much success. He yanked down 31 rebounds against the Knicks in November on his way to becoming the first NBA player in 28 years to have a 30-point, 30-rebound game. About two weeks later, he grabbed 22 against San Antonio; three nights later, he grabbed another 22 against Golden State. He hasn't had a single-digit rebounding performance since before Thanksgiving, and his average (15.6) is more than two boards per game better than No. 2 on the list, Dwight Howard (13.2). In Monday's 96-93 loss to the Celtics, Love had more first-half rebounds (15) than everyone else combined, and he finished with 24 to go with 12 points. It marked his NBA-best 30th double-double and set a TD Garden record for most rebounds.

"Guys like him," said Shaquille O'Neal, "come around once every 10 years."

Love is the franchise player the Timberwolves have sought since they shipped Kevin Garnett out of town in 2007. He has drawn comparisons to Dennis Rodman and Jayson Williams and, in fact, may be more skilled than both. He is years away from his prime and his developing offense -- his scoring (20.6 points per game) and three-point shooting (42.5 percent) have skyrocketed this season -- suggests the best is yet to come.

The question is, Will those years come with the Wolves?

It hasn't been a smooth two and a half years for Love in Minnesota. He has clashed often with second-year coach Kurt Rambis -- mostly over playing time -- and although Love says the relationship has improved and that the two "are far more on the same page than we were," there are still rocky moments. With two minutes to go in the third quarter against Boston, Rambis sent rookie Wesley Johnson in for Love. An exasperated Love, who felt he had a good matchup with rookie Luke Harangody, argued with Rambis on the sideline until Rambis waved him toward the bench.

The losing has worn on Love, who desperately wants to win. And while Rambis points to the progress Minnesota has made this season and GM David Kahn talks about making the playoffs next season, the Wolves still have a long way to go. The core of the NBA's youngest team includes the unpredictable Michael Beasley and the unproven Johnson. They have lost all confidence in the No. 6 pick in the 2009 draft, Jonny Flynn, and plan to replace him with Euroleague superstar Ricky Rubio next season.

Love sees all of this, has absorbed it, processed it. Which is why he is complimentary of the Timberwolves' progress -- "I can see a light at the end of the tunnel," he said. "I couldn't see it last year" -- but he stops short of saying he plans to be in Minnesota for the long term. Love is eligible to sign a contract extension this summer but admits he does think about free agency, about having some control over his future.

"We'll see what happens with what David Kahn and the front office want to do," Love said. "If it's right, it's right. If it's not, it's not. I could end up somewhere else. I just want to play for a team that wants to win at this point. At this point, I just want to win now."

Wherever Love goes, he won't come cheap. The five-year, $60 million extensions signed by Joakim Noah and Al Horford last year will likely be Love's starting point in negotiations. And his deal could be bigger. When asked what kind of contract Love could be in line for this summer, one league executive's answer was succinct: Max.

Then there is this: Love told SI.com that during last summer's World Championship in Turkey he had conversations with USA Basketball teammates Russell Westbrook (who played with Love at UCLA) and Derrick Rose about the possibility of someday teaming up in the NBA. Oklahoma City's Westbrook and Chicago's Rose are also permitted to sign extensions this summer.

"We all talk about playing together," Love said. "It's fun to talk about. When the time comes, we'll assess the situation and figure it out."

Minnesota will have to assess the situation, too. Quickly. The Timberwolves have one more year until Love can become a restricted free agent, one more year to shore up the roster. If they don't, it won't be long before the team Love will be controlling the boards against is them.


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Re: Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

Postby TIME on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:09 pm

I can see Love and Westbrook reunited in the Laker's future.

Make it so, Mitchell!
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Re: Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:27 pm

TIME wrote:I can see Love and Westbrook reunited in the Laker's future.

Make it so, Mitchell!


Both of them would be awesome, but if I had to choose one, Westbrook would be the man. I would give love to Love if he became a Laker, though. (Straight love, not gay. :man10:)
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Re: Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

Postby therealdeal on Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:48 pm

It's an LA Love-fest in here.

Okay, lame.

Seriously though I would like (had to force myself not to use Love) to have Love come to LA.
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Re: Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

Postby Sirron on Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:27 pm

mamatheregoesthatman wrote:
TIME wrote:I can see Love and Westbrook reunited in the Laker's future.

Make it so, Mitchell!


Both of them would be awesome, but if I had to choose one, Westbrook would be the man. I would give love to Love if he became a Laker, though. (Straight love, not gay. :man10:)


not that there is anything wrong with that. :man12:
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Re: Kevin Love Talks About Possibly Leaving Timberwolves

Postby mamatheregoesthatman on Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:32 pm

Sirron wrote:
mamatheregoesthatman wrote:
TIME wrote:I can see Love and Westbrook reunited in the Laker's future.

Make it so, Mitchell!


Both of them would be awesome, but if I had to choose one, Westbrook would be the man. I would give love to Love if he became a Laker, though. (Straight love, not gay. :man10:)


not that there is anything wrong with that. :man12:


No, nothing wrong with that at all, Sirron. To each his or her own. :jam2: :man1:
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Get great stats, then sign with another team first chance you get. He should when the time comes, the team is horrible. Their GM is horrible and even said Darko can be a future All star. :man10: :man10: :man10:
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Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby Kobe8Fan on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:39 pm

Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

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By Adrian Wojnarowski

For everyone else still stunned over the Minnesota Timberwolves' owner and general manager downright daring the franchise's best player to leave for free agency in two years, Kevin Love promises to be a professional, promises All-Star performance and productivity. Over the organization's refusal to designate him as the cornerstone, though, there come no promises of forgiveness from Love. No assurance it won't chase him out the door and out of the franchise forever someday.

"I don't know who labels people stars, but even [T'wolves owner] Glen Taylor said: I don't think Kevin Love is a star, because he hasn't led us to the playoffs," Love told Yahoo! Sports. "I mean, it's not like I had much support out there.

"That's a tough pill to swallow."

No, Kevin Love isn't over Taylor and GM David Kahn refusing him what he had earned. He isn't over Kahn marching into the trainer's room after a loss and thrusting a contract offer sheet into his hands. Where else does it work that way in the NBA? "I'm not the one to always follow professional protocol – but I do know what it is, even at 24 years old," Love says.

Perhaps those issues wouldn't still be so raw had the franchise responded differently when Love broke his hand in a preseason workout. In a regimen he's done most of his life, Love fractured a bone thrusting himself to his feet upon completion of a round of knuckle pushups. He missed a month on the floor, but his ears missed nothing from those in management whispering that maybe the injury didn't happen the way Love insisted it did.

"Even people in my own organization were asking if it was a legitimate injury, people calling my honesty and integrity into question," Love says. "And that's what really hurt me."

Across a table in a downtown Philadelphia steak house recently, Love digs into a shrimp cocktail and considers the futility of the regime that passed judgment on his future, the power it holds over his championship aspirations. As much as Love believes strongly in the greatness of coach Rick Adelman, Kahn has offered no reason for faith in his own wayward vision.

"You walk into the locker room every year, and it's completely turned over," Love says. "There's new guys everywhere. And then it happens again and again. You start to wonder: Is there really a plan here? Is there really any kind of a … plan?"

Love doesn't want to sound "bitter over it," he says, because he understands that no one wants to hear him unhappy over a four-year, $62 million contract. In so many ways, the contract is beyond his wildest dreams. Yet the five-year, $80 million maximum designation the franchise could have given him represented the commitment he wanted to make to Minnesota, the way with which a first-team All-NBA player and Olympian should stand shoulder to shoulder with a city, an organization.

In the end, Love never wants to feel like he's pitted against young point guard Ricky Rubio, because he adores him as a teammate and a talent. Yet, the reality is unmistakable: For all of Kahn's missed picks, failed signings and flawed trades, Rubio is the player whom the GM can take full credit. Someday, Kahn wants Rubio to be his five-year, max-out star, but will Rubio want to stay in Minnesota should Love walk out the door?

"It was a projection over a sure thing," Love says. "There's no question there was an agenda here. A different agenda."

"I have a very, very good memory, and I always remember the people who have done right by me, and the people who have done wrong by me," he says. "It will be embedded in my brain, and something I won't forget about. There's no telling what will happen. I would love to compete for a championship in Minnesota, but …"

Between now and his 2015 opt-out, Love wants to be clear: Around him, he doesn't want merely a playoff team. He wants a team that contends. "And that's on me to do my part, to get us there," but the organization has lost the benefit of the doubt with Love. When it's time for every franchise in the NBA to clear cap space and try to sign him, Love simply understands: "I'll have the leverage."

Love will never get over how badly he wanted the designation as the Wolves' franchise player, how deeply he believed it had been deserved and how Kahn was so smugly defiant in refusing to recognize it. When the Wolves should've been throwing a parade that Love wanted a five-year maximum contract designation a year ago, the franchise could forever regret the consequences of telling a superstar player he wasn't worth that commitment.

For as foolish as it was to tell a first-team All-NBA forward, an Olympian, that that the Wolves would be saving the super max deal for someone else, Taylor and Kahn somehow gave into Love's insistence of an opt-out after the third year of the four-year deal. Privately, Kahn has told people that he isn't worried, that the Wolves can pay Love the most money on the market and that he doesn't believe he'll leave for less.

It's a terrible miscalculation. Russell Westbrook didn't want to leave the magnificent core of talent assembled in Oklahoma City when the Thunder sold him on taking a five-year contract that was short of the maximum he could have received. OKC's management sold Westbrook on finding a way to fit so much championship talent within the financial constraints of a small-market roster, but Love's situation doesn't compare.

"I haven't been in the playoffs yet," Love says. "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.' "

For three seasons around Love, the incompetence of Kahn's regime ruled the day. For three seasons, Love transformed his body, his talent, his productivity to become one of the most menacing scorers and rebounders in the sport. With Love and Rubio, the Wolves should be shaping into a championship contender.

The Wolves had successive seasons with the sixth, fourth and second overall picks in the draft, and nothing to show for it. Jonny Flynn is out of the NBA. Wesley Johnson is on his way. And Derrick Williams – the No. 2 overall pick – will be getting one DNP after another on the Wolves' bench until Kahn finally trades him for next to nothing in the near future. Free agents were signed only to be shipped out when they didn't perform.

[Also: Raptors' Amir Johnson throws mouthpiece at ref after ejection]

After four years, Love does believe there's winning players on this roster, but he understands something else, too: Opportunity after opportunity was wasted to construct a sustainable contender around him, and those chances are gone forever. Love likes most of this roster now, but where's the staying power to suggest that it'll grow together? Bottom line: The Wolves should be much further along in their construction, and that's completely on Kahn.

Looking back, Love still refuses to believe that dumping center Al Jefferson on Utah for picks and salary-cap space – ultimately all misused, of course – was the right choice for the Wolves. For everyone within the organization who believed that those two couldn't play together, Love still contends: Did we ever find out?

"We should've at least tried it, especially with the way things were going," Love says. "I was beginning to figure things out in my second season. Everybody knew what Al was capable of, and is still capable of. It was definitely worth the risk of seeing what would happen. If it didn't work, then go another way. But we never tried it."

For Love, it goes back to smart, savvy franchise building. His summers with USA Basketball taught him about organizational structure, about accountability, about an atmosphere where everything and everyone performed at the highest level to chase victory. Love admires Adelman, and knows that Adelman had significant input into bringing talent like Andrei Kirilenko to the Wolves.

Yet, Love still understands that Adelman's job is coaching, and that ultimately there needs to be significant changes with which the way management complements Love and Rubio.

"Look at different teams around the league," he says. "Look at a San Antonio that continues to add talent around [Tim] Duncan and [Manu] Ginobili and [Tony] Parker. Look at what happens in Oklahoma City, the players they continue to add around their star players. Even the trade they had where they lost [James] Harden, they still added players that were going to fit well in their system. And speaking of small markets, look at a team like Memphis and all they've been able to accomplish. They're getting the most out of their entire organization."

Love has made the case over and over that he's hell-bent on getting the most out of himself. Two years ago, Love gave the Wolves 20 points and 15 rebounds a game. He turned it into 26 and 13 a year ago. Within the chaos of the Kahn-imposed Kurt Rambis regime, Love worked relentlessly with his personal trainer, Rob McClanaghan, and has moved to obliterate the limits that people inside and outside the game so often imposed on him.

"I obviously know the color of my skin, especially in this predominately black game," Love says. "I was tagged early as the prototypical white player, the guy with the intangibles – the smart player, the guy who did all the right things. As time went on, people started labeling me as, 'Hey this guy is a pretty good player.' And it started to become, 'Maybe he can be a great player.' I was able to grow because I was able to get out of my comfort zone, and that was something that [McClanaghan] has helped with tremendously.

"Randy Wittman told me not to shoot 3-pointers. That got me very uncomfortable. There were certain labels tagged on me very early in my career, spots on the floor where I felt uncomfortable. I continued to put myself out there in those spots."

[Also: Evan Turner improved his outside shooting by not practicing it]

In some ways, Taylor and Kahn have done Love a favor. They didn't do it intentionally, because they're simply not savvy enough, but there's an anger pulsating with Love, a ferocity that they've indirectly fueled. Minnesota will be the beneficiary for the term of his contract, but beyond 2015, well, the Wolves had better pray that his devotion to the locker room, to the coach, to the fans, overtakes his distaste and mistrust of them.

For now, though, the owner and GM who should've wanted to hold a parade when Kevin Love was willing to commit to five seasons are simply two more venomous voices pushing him harder and harder.

"That's the crazy thing about this: There's this whole [expletive]-up, cynical thing going on in my head, where I love people telling me what I can't do, telling me this is what you're going to be, this is your ceiling. Just everybody projecting for me. I'm not breaking any bounds or barriers saying this, but I think all kids – white, black, purple, whatever color – in basketball should never put a limit on themselves.

"I've had plenty of people tell me who I was going to be, and I feel like, for the time being, I've exceeded that."

For now, the franchise player of the Minnesota Timberwolves plays on with an understanding that sooner than later, he makes the choice on his future. If losing Kevin Garnett set back the Wolves, just watch how it turns out should Kevin Love walk out in his mid-20s. Somehow, the Wolves let this happen. Somehow, Glen Taylor and David Kahn are daring him. Pity the poor Timberwolves.


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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby dj vitus on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:15 am

Pau, Metta, everybody not named Kobe and Dwight for KLove. 3-team, 4-team, 12-team deal, whatever, just make it happen. Oh, and keep Nash, too. :man1:
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby therealdeal on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:01 am

Two years huh?... That'd be just about right... :man10:

But seriously Kahn is awful and he needs to go. Love isn't a once in a generation player, but he's certainly a top caliber player in this league. Love is as good as gone if he sees an opportunity elsewhere.
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:05 am

How stupid can the Timberwolves organization be to talk about their franchise player like that? On top of that, they don't believe how he got injured? Are you serious? Then you wonder why organizations like that stay in mediocrity.

I would love Kevin to come to L.A. He's only what 24? Heck, let's make him a priority and pair him up with Dwight. Maybe even Lebron? Hahaha.
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby revgen on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:38 am

He comes off a bit too whiny in that article.
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Postby Juronimo on Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:27 pm

I would love to have some Love on the Lakers.
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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:10 pm

revgen wrote:He comes off a bit too whiny in that article.

Wanting to win is whiny? :man3:
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Postby revgen on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:21 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
revgen wrote:He comes off a bit too whiny in that article.

Wanting to win is whiny? :man3:


No.

It's the other stuff. Complaining about the FO possibly not believing that he really didn't injure his hand. Too drama-queenish. Stick to basketball conversation. Let private conversations be private.
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Postby 432J on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:50 pm

lakerswiz wrote:Sign & trade for Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams, Pekovich.

Give em Dwight + everyone but Kobe and Nash.

PG: Nash
SG: Kobe
SF: Derrick Williams
PF: Kevin Love
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Postby FabFourLakers on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:33 pm

You know, i woulnd't rule out getting Kevin Love. He has played below average (still putting up huge numbers but they should be better) and he's talking about leaving them....Kahn loves Pau Gasol, and he realizes that the Lakers are never giving him up unless Kevin Love is in the discussion....Rubio LOVES Gasol and he wanted to play with him since he entered the league....his contract is only 2 years, and with the collection of euros they already have, I could see Gasol ending up in Minny....I think we would have to give them a bit more than Gasol...probably Gasol and Artest for Love and one of their 8 PG's...probably Barea. They have every wing player injured right now and they're left with just Rubio and Schved in the back court, so maybe Ron would be able to help them out. Thing is, Gasol and Artest is about 26M in outgoing salary...the Twolves would have to give up a bunch of players....

All i'm saying is...I think K Love is trying to get himself traded to the Lakers by not playing well....he knows the Gasol rumors are out there...he knows the Twolves are interested....and he may be using this injury to get himself out of Minnesota without looking like the bad guy....


I know it sounds really pipe right now but I can definitely see it happening if Love continues to play sub par after those comments he made.
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Postby Maluco Beleza on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:02 am

Rubio any1?????
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:17 am

Buzz: In an interview with Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, Love recently questioned the direction of the franchise under owner Glen Taylor and general manager David Kahn. Love isn't happy about not getting a five-year maximum contract, and some teams might try to explore acquiring him from Minnesota.
"I don't think that's a match that is permanent in Minnesota," a rival assistant GM said. "I'm not saying they're shopping, but if they can get the right deal they would look at it. And I don't think he wants to be there."


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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:58 am

If we could somehow get Love in a deal centered around Gasol which I don't foresee happening, but if did Mitch deserves a statue ASAP.
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Postby therealdeal on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:11 am

Yeah, I mean we're looking at a serious outside chance here fellas, but... I am the one with the Optimistic thread right??

So here's what we do: On January 15th we trade Jordan Hill for a 1st and we waive Darius Morris. Now we're down to 13, right?

Trade Pau Gasol/Earl Clark/1st/whatever 2nd we have for Love/Williams

Exercise our amnesty on Blake, sign West.

Sign Kenyon Martin.

Nash/West/Duhon
Bryant/Meeks/Johnson-Odom
Artest/Williams/Ebanks
Love/Jamison/Kenyon Martin
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Postby Doc Brown on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:40 am

We can't amnesty Blake until this offseason.
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Postby therealdeal on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:45 am

Then trade away Duhon for something... :man10:

it's not I was being serious anyway.
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby abeer3 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:59 am

i don't think the lakers can get him with what they'd be offering. it would be best if he enters FA in two years; at that point, the lakers would have to be the heavy favorite to land him. in the interim, i'm sure the wolves want a package than includes someone with star potential, which would probably be from a bad team, which should decrease the odds of love extending wherever he lands.

but i think he's out of there, probably in the next year.
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Re: Kevin Love Remains Uncertain About Timberwolves' Future

Postby Doc Brown on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:09 am

therealdeal wrote:Then trade away Duhon for something... :man10:

it's not I was being serious anyway.


My post was supposed to go in the WMC thread. :man12:
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