Kevin Love’s patience on the Minnesota Timberwolves could run out soon as the All-Star big man says that he wants to win or his long-term future with the franchise will be in question. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Love says he wasn’t afraid to go on record to show his feelings.
Love originally signed a four-year, $62 million extension last season back in January. He finished last season averaging 26 points and 13 rebounds per game. He is the only person on this year’s Olympics team that hasn’t made it to the playoffs yet in their career.
“My patience is not high,” Love told Yahoo! Sports. “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 says he likes his contract, but he wants to win. The team has been improving and had a chance at the playoffs before things fell apart when point guard Ricky Rubio went down with injury. The T-Wolves have a legit shot at the playoffs for next season, especially with Rubio returning and the additions of Chase Budinger and Brandon Roy.
We’ll see Love’s status with the team after next season. Currently, right now, it isn’t looking so good.