NBA — 26 August 2014
Timberwolves Owner Takes Shots at Kevin Love

Now that Kevin Love is officially a Cleveland Cavalier, it’s open season for his former employer and/or teammates to take shots at him on his way out the door. That’s exactly what Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has done. Would you expect anything different?

Taylor recently opened up to ESPN 1500 about all things Kevin Love. And wouldn’t you know, he took this opportunity to point out Love’s faults. Funny, though. None of this was said in the years Love was the face of the franchise.

“I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he’s going to be the third player on a team. I don’t think he’s going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he’ll get the blame if they don’t do well. He’s going to have to learn to handle that.

“I think he’s around a couple guys are awful good. Now I’m not saying that Kevin’s not good, but I think where maybe he got away with some stuff, not playing defense on our team, I’m not sure how that’s going to work in Cleveland. So I would guess they’re going to ask him to play more defense. And he’s foul-prone,” Taylor said.

Makes you wonder why Minnesota kept him around so long then.

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(4) Readers Comments

  1. That’s the facts mam’n

  2. The old catch of do you want to give a politically correct and boring answer or actually speak the truth and have people whine about it?

    These don’t qualify as “shots”. I don’t think he said anything that insulting, or that isn’t true. Kevin Love definitely benefitted from having Pekovic on the floor with him on both sides of the ball. In some areas, Varejao can be more useful, but he’s nowhere near the bruiser under the basket that Pekovic is, and I expect a handful of bigs to have high point and rebound games against Cleveland this year.

  3. Was the Timberwolves owner watching Kevin Love play or was he in the “sky-box” swilling martinis?

    • Actually the owner sits courtside right next to the team. In the 6 years Love was here, he was a great scorer and rebounder; but he never played D and we never came close to making the playoffs. It was time for a change for both parties.

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