Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/6/13
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 of a Love trade to Cleveland for the NBA Draft's No. 1 overal...
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