Found June 06, 2013 on
Fox Sports North:
It was contrived. It was in front of a national radio audience. It was cheesy.
But for a fan base yearning for any positive inkling to cling to, it sounded great.
In case you missed it:
Flip Saunders calls into ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," which Minnesota Timberwolves all-star forward Kevin Love co-hosted Thursday morning.
Love, who at 24 appears to have his pick of media affiliates available when he retires from hoops, pops the first question.
"There's been a lot of speculation out there, and just so we're clear: I am not getting traded."
Saunders responds flatly, with that hint of dry sarcasm he tends to emit: "You are not getting traded."
Love: "Thank you."
Flip, the mock seriousness and concern out in full force now: "Does that make you feel better?"
Love, Saunders, and show hosts Mike Golic and fill-in Ryan Ruocco, all bust out in laughter.
This was no earth-shattering, news-breaking radio moment. Rumors...
BEST OF MAXIM
A lot of NBA players will be making the rounds as the sports world turns its attention to the NBA Finals. It is always nice to be reminded of some of the players that did not make the Playoffs and remember that they do exist.
That goes double for Kevin Love, who played in only 18 games this season and averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game. Whether it was a broken hand...
Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love was lost for the season when he had to have knee surgery. That, along with a broken hand, limited Kevin Love to play in just 18 games, and the Timberwolves failed to reach the playoffs due to other injuries as well. Kevin Love appears confident in the team next season, if they can stay healthy, says ESPN.In a tweet made by the Timberwolves...
Kevin Love has three guaranteed years and a player option for a fourth season remaining on his contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love did not receive the maximum five-year deal from former Timberwolves president David Kahn.
"I know that there's a lot that goes into it, especially … the new CBA," Love said. "I think it's just the way it goes sometimes...
Injuries took their toll on the Minnesota Timberwolves this past season as star players Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio missed significant time. With another disappointing finish, the T-Wolves finally fired general manager David Kahn this off-season and brought in Flip Saunders as President of Basketball Operations to try and right the ship.
The health (and happiness) of Love and Rubio...
The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in moving up in the June 27 draft to select Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo has thus far declined to work out for the Timberwolves, because his representatives need reason to believe Minnesota can move up to Orlando's spot at No. 2, Washington's spot at No. 3 or Charlotte's spot at No. 4.
Oladipo is projected as a top-six choice by various outlets.
You see, what had happened was… The NBA Draft is exactly three weeks away and with no sure-fire superstars this year, the top of the draft still remains a mystery. Washington currently owns the 3rd overall pick and most Wizards outlets have Grunfeld selecting Otto Porter or Anthony Bennett. Both players would fit a need for the Wiz Kids and I would be ecstatic with either pick...