T'Wolves owner wants Love to stay

T'Wolves owner wants Love to stay
July 17, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Cleveland? Golden State? Boston? Forget it, says Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. He wants Kevin Love to stay right where he is.

"My preference is that Kevin will come to camp -- and I'm sure he will -- and play with the team," Taylor told NBA TV in remarks reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

All spring and summer, the rumors have swirled around Love, who can become a free agent next July. After talk of a trade to the Celtics or Golden State Warriors died down after the draft, Cleveland became the T'Wolves big man's potential destination in the wake of LeBron James' decision to return there.

Love has said repeatedly all he wants to do is win.

"I say back to Kevin, 'Well, that's all I want, too,' " Taylor told NBA TV. "My response is that we are going to look at everything that makes sense that would make our team better, but we are not going to move a superb player like that without getting equal or more value back.

"I think our team is just on the border," Taylor said. "We lost too many close games last year, and having Kevin Love there as, right now, the heart of our team ... I would like to have Kevin back and play under coach Flip [Saunders] and see how the coaches will utilize him with the other players."