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jeffb 07-09-2012 06:58 AM

Kevin Love losing patience in Minnesota
 
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. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Love urged Minnesota's management to acquire the necessary talent to make the franchise a contender. If the Timberwolves don't start winning this season, Love isn't sure how long he'll want to be a part of Minnesota's future.

"My patience is not high," Love said. "Would yours be, especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness? All these [Team USA] guys seem to have great players around them.

"It's tough seeing all these guys that are young and older who have all played in the playoffs. When they start talking about that, I have nothing to talk about. If I don’t make the playoffs next year I don’t know what will happen."


Love said he will continue to push Minnesota's management to add more pieces to the roster because T'wolves fans "deserve a better product."

"I don't know if we will blow up the team again, if I'll be moved," Love said. "I don’t know.

"But something has to happen in Minnesota."
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http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--ke...s--losing.html

Bill Haverchuck 07-09-2012 07:22 AM

Stupid comments that are unnecessary. They already have the coach and talent to get to the playoffs, and management is already trying to add to that this summer by going after Batum and signing Roy. If the T-Wolves had been healthy last year, they stood a very good chance of making the playoffs. Rather than talking about losing patience, he should be talking about how he is confident in his squad, and then lead them to the post-season. If he wants to be considered all-nba, he should be able to at least get to the playoffs with Rubio and Pekovic.

jeffb 07-09-2012 07:25 AM

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especially when I'm a big proponent of greatness surrounding itself with greatness
SMH

carp 07-09-2012 07:57 AM

This guy is a headcase. They should deal him before it turns into another Lebron/Bosh/Dwight/Melo fiasco.

INSIDER 07-09-2012 08:02 AM

Great. Another Allstar who is going down the same path... Looks like we've got another 'hold my team at ransom' scenario on the horizon.
Bill H is bang on, his comments should have been positive. Leave that crap out of the media you moron.

Shadowfax 07-09-2012 09:27 AM

getting so tired of this shit

creative1mm 07-09-2012 09:38 AM

the dude is only 23 years old, still a baby in the league, and already he's talking like this... these guys are bs, Minny was doing pretty good last season, then rubio got injured..

this why you have to love players like Garnett and Durrant.. loyal

carp 07-09-2012 09:47 AM

guy needs to worry about being more than a stat-chaser and start defending better to help his team grow. It's embarrassing that he'd throw his teammates under the bus and proclaim his greatness like this.

DocHoliday99 07-09-2012 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 668052)
This guy is a headcase. They should deal him before it turns into another Lebron/Bosh/Dwight/Melo fiasco.

They're all turning into headcases.

Raptorman 07-09-2012 10:27 AM

Why the heck not? Melo did it and got his wish. As will Dwight. And D_Williams. ETC.

This is the new NBA folks! LeBron, Wade and Bosh set the standard.

No longer do you work with your team (Like MJ, Bird, Magic,...heck..Olajawan) , you hold your team at ransom to either stack it or bolt.

I thought the new CBA would curb this. It's becoming harder and harder to stay a fan of this league.

creative1mm 07-09-2012 10:55 AM

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Why the heck not? Melo did it and got his wish. As will Dwight. And D_Williams. ETC.

This is the new NBA folks! LeBron, Wade and Bosh set the standard.

No longer do you work with your team (Like MJ, Bird, Magic,...heck..Olajawan) , you hold your team at ransom to either stack it or bolt.

I thought the new CBA would curb this. It's becoming harder and harder to stay a fan of this league.
Thats what I like about the euro guys.. they can be superstars in the league, but at the same time, very loyal and humble

Grover 07-09-2012 10:57 AM

eew
 
that interview makes me feel gross. :sadwalk:

Windex 07-09-2012 10:58 AM

and he says this when the team is finnaly decent :cookie:

I hate these ring chasing, superstar assembling players. Its one thing when you're 35, but 23? c'mon son

carp 07-09-2012 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by creative1mm (Post 668071)
Thats what I like about the euro guys.. they can be superstars in the league, but at the same time, very loyal and humble

those euros are so soft! Don't they realize it's all about being a prize-winning lapdog?

:bosh:

Don Vito 07-09-2012 11:25 AM

They have a bright future... wtf is he whining about. :confused2:

d00little 07-09-2012 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by creative1mm (Post 668064)
the dude is only 23 years old, still a baby in the league, and already he's talking like this... these guys are bs, Minny was doing pretty good last season, then rubio got injured..

this why you have to love players like Garnett and Durrant.. loyal

Garnett was once a Timberwolf and I'd like to see what Durant would say if he were on a perennial lottery team.

INSIDER 07-09-2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by d00little (Post 668090)
Garnett was once a Timberwolf and I'd like to see what Durant would say if he were on a perennial lottery team.

Garnett was on the wolves for 10 years.
Durrant, well that was kind of premature, he's only been around a short time.

love has only been in the league for 3 years! has he even made the allstar team yet? and he's already talking shit?

LX 07-09-2012 11:31 AM

It worked ok for Kobe. And yet he's not nearly the drama queen. This is more evidence of he system that emphasizes a franchise guy on each team isn't sustainable. Guys want to win more than they just want to collect a paycheck. As much as the comments were unnecessary, they were honest and didn't come across so much as do so and so or else. There's no ultimatum that I can see. If there is a root problem underlying this it would seem to be not enough player movement. I mean does spending 10 million on a guy with no knees really inspire a lot of confidence? I agree that he should be able to see the cup as at least half full, but he should also be able to see where the team is definitively improving from year to year and not have to wonder if it all gets blown up.

In any case, I remember when far too any players just took the money and did not really care about the game at the highest level. That was something far more detestable than this poorly expressed concern.

Insider asks if he's even been an AS yet. One thing holding him back has been the losing record.

Windex 07-09-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by d00little (Post 668090)
Garnett was once a Timberwolf and I'd like to see what Durant would say if he were on a perennial lottery team.

at least KG stayed with his team for 12 years before he moved. some players now feel entitled to play for a superstar team without trying to win with their original team.

DonMughal 07-09-2012 11:40 AM

Uh what exactly do you think Minnesota is doing right now? Head's up his ass.


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