Wednesday , Apr , 06 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Rumor: ‘if’ Kevin Love stays with Minnesota?

Kevin Love knows he might not play another game with the Timberwolves this season. And he knows he’ll be back next season because it’s the last on his contract.After that? "If everything works out right, I would love to be here,"


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The key word is ‘if’.

Several ‘ifs’ must become reality ‘if’ double-double machine Kevin Love is to re-sign wth the Minnesota Timberwolves.

If the Wolves convince Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio to come to the NBA, if the Wolves bring in other top flight talents, if the Wolves become more stable on the sideline and front office, and if the Wolves start winning, then Love will, perhaps, re-up for the long-term in ‘The Frozen Tundra of Sota’.

You get the idea. All the talk, even from Love, seems premature.

After all, Love could leave the Wolves ‘if’ a contender offers him a multi-year contract when he becomes a free agent. To be fair, Love could be forced to stay with the Wolves ‘if’ the new Collective Bargaining Agreement has a franchise tag.

Bottom line: the Wolves need Love. He’s the franchise’s first recognizable player since Kevin Garnett. And there are no ifs about this.

–Oly Sandor.

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